iPhone, Safari, web-browsing.
There’s not much that needs to be said about the iPhone’s web-surfing prowess. We’ve lauded the Apple phone’s web-browser time and time again, and it seems the iPhone-owning population is really putting it to work. The New York Times is reporting that iPhone web-traffic to Google has surpassed that from BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices. Moreover, iPhone-traffic to Google outpaced traffic from the Nokia-favorite Symbian platform on Chrismas. Is it any wonder that Google customized its iGoogle offering for iPhones?
Now, to put all that iPhone web-traffic into perspective – Windows Mobile devices hold 11% of global smartphone market share, BlackBerry boasts a 10% market share, while Symbian maintains a 63% strangle-hold on global market share. Just how did the iPhone, with its lowly 2% global market share (according to IDC), manage to outpace web-traffic from all other smartphone platforms? It’s the web-browser/multi-touch combo that we’ve been praising this whole time.
EDGE-smedge – even with a slow data connection, the web-browsing experience is un-paralleled on the iPhone. Bring on the 3G iPhone!