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  28. Mon, 06 Feb 2012
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iPhone Takes Global Lead in Mobile Browser Wars - StatCounter Research

New York and Dublin; Tuesday, 3rd March 2009: iPhone has overtaken Opera as the world's most popular mobile browser according to research conducted by StatCounter which tracks traffic to websites. Its new free research tool StatCounter Global Stats ( finds that iPhone now has 24% of the global browser market followed by Opera with 22%.* Nokia has 18% followed by Apple's iPod Touch with 14%. BlackBerry has 5.8% of the global mobile browser market and Sony PSP 3.4%.

"We are talking about nothing less than a global phenomenon here," commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO and founder, StatCounter. "Apple through the iPhone and iPod Touch is making mobile Internet browsing accessible to the masses. Globally iPhone has been consistently ahead of Opera since mid February."

In North America StatCounter finds that Apple is starting to dominate the mobile browser market. iPhone has 36.5% followed by iPod Touch with 25%. BlackBerry has 13% and Sony PSP 6%.

In the UK iPhone and iPod Touch also lead the market with 31% and 20% respectively. This is followed by Nokia (13%), BlackBerry (9.6%) and Opera (7.5%). Sony PSP has 6% of the mobile browser market in the UK.

The StatCounter research data is based on four billion pageloads per month. Other regional and country breakdowns can be viewed at:


*Source: StatCounter Global Stats. Data for week to 1st March, 2009.

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