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Study: Windows Mobile 3rd in mobile browsing

My, my, look at that piece of pie. We can imagine that there's a little more gloating going on than is the norm at TheiPhoneBlog.com, with the mobile browsing numbers for February released by Net Applications, by way of cnet. And that's cool. Safari's a great browser on the iPhone. No denying that.

Really of note is Android, which at 6.15 percent of total market share is as high as Symbian, and nearly as high as Windows Mobile. And that's with only being released in October 2008.

Obviously, this will be taken as a measure of how many people are using each platform. And it should be. But, ponder this: On which platform would you be more like to browser the Internet? And in what order would you rank mobile browsers? Safari likely would be first, and Android's browser isn't too shabby, either. It should be interesting to see what this chart will look like, say, in six months, when Mozilla starts to get its mobile browser into Windows Mobile users' hands.

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5 Comments
  • Yeah but.... "In other words, Net Applications is judging the race for mobile Web dominance using the rules set by the iPhone. Net Applications
  • I assume Opera Mini falls under Java, so the WM numbers aren't really accurate, as many people I know using WM phones use Opera Mini on it.
  • I want to hear some comment about spot #2; Java ME. What the heck does that mean? Which browser is that?
  • don't most WM browsers register as a PC?
  • really? if so then there results are rly innacurate