“The iPhone is the mobile device of choice these days for doing most things that need a network. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that the phone has carved out a prominent place on Yahoo’s photo-sharing site, Flickr,” Stephen Shankland reports for CNET.
“The Flickr Camera Finder, Yahoo’s statistical counter of camera use among its members, shows that since the arrival of the iPhone 3G model earlier this year, the phone has vaulted not only over all other camera phones, trouncing the Nokia N95 in second place, but also almost all ordinary cameras,” Shankland reports.
“Right now the iPhone is in a virtual tie with Canon’s Rebel XT and Nikon’s D80, two SLRs whose popularity is waning with the arrival of newer models from the dominant makers of such cameras. Only Canon’s newer Rebel XTi outranks the iPhone,” Shankland reports.
“My guess is the iPhone’s better-than-average network abilities are responsible for the prominence. For the same reason, iPhone users also use Google Maps and other online services more than most mobile device users,” Shankland reports.
Full article, with graphs, here.