Mobile Web Population Jumps

Over 36.4 million people have accessed the mobile web in June 2006 according to Telephia the leading provider of performance measurement information to the mobile industry.

The latest information for mobile use shows that weather and email sites are the most visited mobile web categories with sports and city guides following closely.

According to Telephia, Yahoo! Mail was the most visited site by mobile consumers in June. More than 5.8 million mobile consumers accessed The Weather Channel through their mobile phones, while visitors to ESPN totalled more than 5.3 million. Rounding out the top five, Google Search and MSN Hotmail secured 4.3 and 3.4 million mobile visitors, respectively.

Mobile web use according to who you read is up. Others are more cautious and reporting varying figures with some reports that it is down or making no difference.

According to Telephia, 81 percent of Internet consumers now have phones with browsers that support
xHTML-MP, which allows for an enhanced Internet browsing experience that is closer to what consumers are familiar with on their computers. Telephia also announced that Openwave, Motorola and Nokia browsers have the highest adoption rates among wireless Internet users, with more than one fourth of mobile Web users accessing the Internet via an Openwave browser.

It was interesting to note that the Opera Mobile Browser did not make it to Telephia’s list of the top nine browsers. Opera is widely regarded as the most important mobile web browser with its many advanced features that allow for ease of use while ‘surfing the mobile web.’

Related Reading:
Telephia – Performance Measurement for the Mobile Industry