In this interesting MobHappy post, Russell Buckley gives this breakdown of mobile surfing devices:
In the US, 8% of all such pages are served over wifi, which is a pretty impressive figure and has increased by 5% since August – so we’re seeing fast growth of the trend. But for iPhone, this figure rises to an amazing 42%.
In the UK, the stat is also 8% for total usage and a staggering 56% from the iPhone.
In both markets, the iPod Touch is the second biggest device for consumption of mobile web pages, beating the Nokia N95 into third place in the UK and the Sony PlayStation Portable in the US. Yes, that means that 25 million page views were viewed last month on a PSP.
The last sentence in the quote reminds us that there are more devices than mobile phones out there being used by individuals to access the internet. It is a fair guess that most of those using PSP are student aged. These devices could be used for learning from internet knowledge pages.
I used to rant in this blog, saying that kids already had mobile devices in their pockets, and that we needed to make those devices into good ones for accessing the internet. As the statistics above make plain, the whole internet is now right in their hands.