RIM's BlackBerry OS passes Apple's iOS in US mobile Internet traffic

By Emil
Dec 1, 2010
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  1. Research in Motion's BlackBerry OS has overtaken Apple's iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad) for the first time in terms of mobile Internet usage. The latest US November data comes from Web analytics company StatCounter and its research arm, StatCounter Global Stats.

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  2. KG363

    KG363 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 524   +9

    For the first time? What about before the iPhone came out?
  3. Emil

    Emil Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 154

    Before the iPhone came out, BlackBerry was obviously ahead. Therefore, BB never actually passed iOS, though iOS passed BB.
  4. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    This is remarkable. Considering using 500mb of data on the iphone only amounts to around 100mb usage on a BB with data compression.
  5. matrix86

    matrix86 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 802   +8

    To clear things up:
    ~BB ahead
    ~iOS comes out, passes BB
    ~BB regains control and passes iOS

    So yes, BB did technically pass iOS for the first time. The article didn't say BB was ahead for the first time, it said it PASSED iOS for the first time...which like I said is technically correct. This isn't that hard of a concept to understand, guys, lol.
    I think this might be what kg363 was trying to say, but didn't finnish. Kind of cut himself short.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,489   +292

    Might have something to do with AT&T not allowing new unlimited data plans anymore.
  7. Microstat Inc has reported that Windows Phone 7 is now using more network data bandwidth then all other phone operating systems combined.




    * Microstat Inc is in no way affiliated with RIM, Apple or Google but is a fully independent subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation.


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