Its a fact--smart phone use is growing rapidly, and because of functionality, represents the new frontier for accessing the Internet and the World Wide Web. There are even some pundits who believe that mobile phones may someday overtake desktop computers for personal use.
Sound improbable? We have a few statistics that might help convince you. We've assembled them from comScore, Inc., a global leader in measuring the digital world and preferred source of digital business analytics;
1. For a three month period ending August 2010, 60% of smart phone users downloaded applications on their phones compared with 39% of regular mobile phones.
2. Even though smart phones make up less than 25% of the U.S. mobile market, by August 2010 their users represented the majority of mobile content consumers. The content most accessed was weather(43%), maps(35%), social networking(31%),search (18%), and news (18%).
3. In November 2010, 61.5 million people in the United States owned smart phones, up 10% form the preceding three months.
4. In July 2011, the top three search sites were Google (182.3 million visitors), Yahoo!(177.6 million), Microsoft(174.3 million).