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iPhone claims 66 percent control of mobile browsing

updated 04:15 pm EST, Mon March 2, 2009

iPhone rules mobile web

The iPhone is by far the most dominant platform in terms of mobile web browsing, claims Net Applications. The tracking company notes that the iPhone's current marketshare is approximately 66.61 percent, greatly dwarfing the 9.06 percent of its next closest competition, phones using mobile Java browsers. Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform ranks in third with 6.91 percent, while Symbian phones account for 6.15 percent of mobile web traffic.

Said to be most significant in the statistics is the growth of Google's Android platform. Though only available to the public since the October release of the T-Mobile G1, so far the only Android phone, it has already claimed status as the fifth-most popular platform at 6.15 percent. By contrast, the long-established Palm format has dwindled to just 2.37 percent. RIM's BlackBerry platform represents only 2.24 percent, but Net Applications notes that it too has been growing rapidly.

The browsing landscape may be poised to changed rapidly within the next few months, as RIM's Bold and Storm BlackBerries gain penetration and Palm attempts to revitalize itself with the Pre. More Android phones are anticipated in the near future, and Apple is expected to fight back with another iPhone sometime in the summer, most likely around the time of a summer WWDC event.

by MacNN Staff



  1. rytc

    Joined: Dec 1969



    All your web phones are belong to us.

  1. ehoppe

    Joined: Dec 1969



    That makes absolutely no sense. As of Q4 2008 there were 13 million iphones shipped. Granted, since then the number would have increased, but still, it's likely less that the 20 million users that Opera Mini has. Something doesn't add up.

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