AdMob: iPhone surpasses Symbian in mobile web use

“The use of the iPhone online has accelerated to where it’s now outranking Symbian in terms of sheer traffic, AdMob’s March 2009 metrics report shows. Tracking access worldwide based on ad requests, the firm says OS X iPhone grew to represent 38 percent of smartphone traffic and just slightly edged out all Symbian phones, which have fallen to 37 percent,” Electronista reports.

“Both are sharp changes from February, when Symbian held a comfortable lead at 43 percent while the iPhone had just crossed the 33 percent mark,” Electronista reports.

“Other competitors remained largely flat in March or else declined slightly from their positions of a month earlier. RIM’s BlackBerry OS was third with 11 percent, while Windows Mobile shrunk slightly to 6 percent. Google’s Android has now tied Palm OS at 3 percent, and Danger’s Hiptop OS for the T-Mobile Sidekick accounts for 2 percent,” Electronista reports.

“In the US, market share is virtually unchanged and gives Apple exactly 50 percent of traffic where RIM gets 22 percent. Windows Mobile has 11 percent in its home arena, and both Android and Palm lay claim to 6 percent. Hiptop represents 4 percent while Symbian earns just a single percentage point,” Electronista reports.

More info in the full article here.

AdMob’s March 2009 Mobile Metrics Report .pdf) is here.

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