Mobile Web Will Rule by 2015 (maybe sooner)
May 24, 2010 by Phil Montero
It’s no surprise with all the ads you see for iPhones, iPads, Blackberry’s, and Android phones that accessing the web on mobile devices is a growing trend. I probably spend a good 1/3 or more of my time on the internet using my iPod Touch rather than my laptop to search Google, view websites, and connect with people on Twitter.
This article shares some eye-opening stats and graphs from Morgan Stanley analysts showing the most important online trends:
Here are a few highlights:
- Video accounts for 69% of mobile data traffic.
- Facebook is the single largest repository for user-generated content such as pics, videos, links and comments.
- Apple and Android platforms are gaining in the mobile OS market, while Windows Mobile, RIM and Palm decline.
- If Skype were a telecommunications carrier, it would be the largest carrier in the world, with 521 million registered users.
- The average iPhone user only spends 45% of his on-device time making voice calls.
OK – put your futurist hats on . . . what do you think will be the biggest changes or technology in the next 5 years? Post a comment below and let us know!