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iPhone, Android steal more mobile Internet market share

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Apr 2009 21:00

iPhone, Android steal more mobile Internet market share According to a new report from AdMob, the iPhone and Android platforms continue to gain mobile web surfing market share, taking away from former leaders Symbian and Windows Mobile.
The company uses metrics reports to measure what smartphones are most popular for mobile web browsing, and passes the information onto advertising firms.

The Android platform has grown 47 percent since the release last year of the T-Mobile G1. By itself, the G1 captured 6 percent of the OS market in the US, and was the fourth most popular smartphone to access the Internet, behind the Apple iPhone, and the two most popular BlackBerrys, the Curve and the Pearl.

The iPhone however, was in a league of its own, taking almost 50 percent of all market share. Globally, the iPhone is still big, with 36 percent market share.

RIM, maker of the BlackBerry, had 22 percent of the US market share and Windows Mobile followed in third at 11 percent. Palm tied with Android at 6 percent but will most likely gain share with the release of the Pre.

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