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New Mobile Phone OS Market Share Data

Thursday, March 26th, 2009 by Michael Barr

Fast Company magazine yesterday reported the latest statistics on mobile web browsing. Not surprisingly, people with iPhones are the dominant users of mobile Internet.

Included in the article are statistics about the market for mobile phone operating systems. The shakeup in the OS market share mix over the past six months (August 2008 to February 2009) are nothing short of astonishing:

  • iPhone up from 10% to 50%
  • RIM down from 32% to 21%
  • Windows Mobile down from 30% to 13%
  • Palm down from 19% to 7%
  • Android up from 0% to 5%

Clearly, Windows Mobile and Palm OS are really taking it on the chin from iPhone and Android.

Now if Apple could just get their task priorities right so I could listen to music without hiccups while browsing…

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