July 26, 2011

Smartphones, iPads & the state of the mobile Internet

gigaom.jpeg Smartphones, iPads & the state of the mobile Internet by Om Malik on GigaOM.

quotemarksright.jpgThe first quarter of 2011 turned out to be a big one for smartphone makers, especially Apple and Android-based device makers such as Samsung.

Slightly more than half of the phones sold were smartphones, which now account for 80 percent of the revenues from phones sold in the US.

Other factoids from the report include:

-- The average monthly 3G traffic is the highest for laptops (1-7 GB), followed by tablets (250-800 MB) and smartphones (80-600 MB)

Online video (3040 percent) is the largest contributor to mobile traffic volume, followed by Web browsing (2030 percent).

In comparison, voice is becoming less important on wireless networks.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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