Apple's iPad now generates 25% of U.S. mobile web traffic
Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad now yields 1.03 percent of all Internet traffic worldwide, growing to 2.1 percent of web browsing in the U.S. market, according to analytics firm NetApplications' latest NetMarketShare report. The iPad generates 53 times the web usage share of its closest tablet competitor, the Android-based Samsung Galaxy Tab, and 76 times the usage of the third-place Motorola Xoom--in addition, web browsing on the iPad yields over 306 times the traffic of Research In Motion's (NASDAQ:RIMM) BlackBerry PlayBook.
Mobile and tablet platforms together now make up 5.02 percent of worldwide web traffic and 8.2 percent of U.S. traffic. The iPad generates 25.5 percent of mobile web browsing in the U.S., while Apple's iPhone generates 35.2 percent--at 60.7 percent of U.S. mobile web browsing, iOS nearly doubles Android at 31.6 percent. BlackBerry trails far behind at 6.9 percent of U.S. mobile web traffic, with Symbian at 0.03 percent and Windows Mobile at 0.02 percent.
Apple released the first iPad in April 2010, selling 3 million units in 80 days. Total iPad sales now exceed 25 million.
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