iPad beats BlackBerry for browsing
Sofa, so good
Apple's iPad is now generating more web traffic than RIM's BlackBerry in North America, though at least a BlackBerry can do other things too.
One per cent of all web traffic, as measured by Quantcast, is now being generated by iOS-based devices, with a tenth of that being attributed to sofa-surfers fondling their iPads. Android, by way of comparison, can only manage 0.25 per cent though that's still two and a half times what BlackBerry users manage.
Of course, that might just mean that BlackBerry users are busy checking their email, or that Android users spend all their time playing games rather than browsing websites. Indeed the above chart was only produced under protest by Quantcast, which shies away from comparing the iPad with hand-held devices.
As it becomes more difficult to pigeonhole devices into categories so arguments about what makes a fair comparison will proliferate, but few would argue with the conclusion that the iPad is really, really, good at surfing the web from the sofa. ®
"Of course, that might just mean that BlackBerry users are busy checking their email, or that Android users spend all their time playing games rather than browsing websites"
Yeah, because you can't do either of those on an iPad after all.
There are plenty of things you can validly criticise the iPad about but I'd be a bit more careful about flinging the 'fanboi' moniker about if you're going to post rubbish like that in an article to be honest.
I use my iPod Touch for most of my casual web browsing at home and the only way that'll change in the near future is if I get something that's similarly suited for the task with a bigger screen.
If only someone would make an oversized iPod Touch ... that wasn't stupidly expensive.
News at 11
Big screen better for browsing than small screen?
Who'd've thunk it?