Boingo Wireless, a Wi-Fi hotspot provider, is sharing statistics regarding the usage of its service, which it claims shows heavy access from iPhones and iPod touches. The combination of the two devices represents nearly a quarter of all access, at 23 percent. The figure puts Apple handhelds ahead of both Mac- and Windows Vista-based computers, and second only to Windows XP systems.
Year-over-year, between May 2008 and May 2009, unique iPhone visitors rose 380 percent, landing the iPhone in first place in terms of fastest growth -- Nokia's E-series smartphones ranked second, at 372 percent. Present usage numbers see iPhones and Touches accessing the Boingo network for an average of 292 minutes per month, up 28 percent since January. The total number of Boingo hotspots exceeds 100,000 across the globe.