“Net Applications came out with its quarterly browser marketshare report this weekend. More surprising than the solid market share gains that the Mac platform made, was iPhone’s phenomenal showing,” Seth Weintraub blogs for Computerworld.
“0.09 percent [worldwide] may seem like an extremely small marketshare but when you consider that the iPhone has only been selling for 5 months and for most of that time was in one – albeit large – market (the U.S.), that share is amazing. Add another .01% for the iPod touch and Apple mobile platform is one out of every thousand pageviews across the Internet,” Weintraub reports.
“The WindowsCE platform – all of the Windows mobile platform devices put together – only managed 66% of iPhones market share,” Weintraub reports. “In under two quarters, Apple’s handheld platform has passed Microsoft’s over a decade-old mobile platform in terms of browser use.”
Weintraub reports, “Obviously this doesn’t translate to handset marketshare. We know there are much more than 20 million Windows Mobile devices out there. The reason that Apple’s browser marketshare is higher while its unit sales are much lower is explained easily by the oft-touted Mobile Safari browser and unlimited AT&T data plan. No guilt, pleasurable, full-browser surfing.”
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