It looks like RIM will have yet another reason to jest Steve Jobs (who previously dissed all of RIM’s phones) as apparently Blackberry lovers are more passionate about the web than iOS users.
BlackBerry OS overtook Apple’s iOS for the first time in the US in November in terms of mobile internet usage according toÂ web analytics company, StatCounter. The company’s research arm,Â StatCounter Global Stats finds that for the first time in the US BlackBerry OS at 34.3% overtook Apple’s iOS which recorded 33% in November. […]
“These figures suggest that developers should not be developing solely for the iPhone to the exclusion of BlackBerry and Android,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. He added that, if current trends continue, BlackBerry and Android combined are on course to become twice the size of iOS as regards mobile internet usage in the next year. (StatCounter Press)
It’s still unclear as to why Blackberry users are using the web more according to StatCounter as the iPhone and iPad’s browser is superior to RIM’s devices (even when compared against the Blackberry Torch).
However it could be the simple fact that more iOS users are spending time using apps instead of surfing the web, something which this author has been doing more of lately.
Either way StatCounter’s latest statistic will probably boost RIM’s confidence as the company prepares to go head to head against the iPad via the Blackberry Playbook (who still does not have a firm timetable of availability in the US).