Since the iPhone was launched in June 2007, more and more people are accessing the web through their mobile. There are of course other smart phones on the market place, but the iPhone was the one that made it easy to surf the web and the first handset to introduce apps.
Since 2007, there has been two more releases of the iPhone – iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS as well as the Android G1, HTC Magic and the Motorola DEXT, plus not forgetting the Palm Pre.
So this year is set to be the year where more people are accessing the web through their handset.
According to Morgan Stanley , more customers will access the internet through their mobiles than PCs within 5 years. It also states that the Mobile Internet market will be “at least 2x size of Desktop Internet,”. Morgan Stanley bases this on analysis comparing Internet users with mobile subscribers.
The growth of the mobile internet is due to the adoption 3G and increasing popularity of smartphones, the leader being the iPhone. Morgan Stanley predict smartphones “will out-ship the global notebook + netbook market in 2010E and out-ship the global PC market (notebook + netbook + desktop) by 2012”
So for those who have never thought about mobile search, now is the time. Check out my other blog post about mobile search.