I just read a press release from web analytics company, StatCounter, and, believe it or not, the BlackBerry has overtaken the iPhone in mobile internet usage for the first time.
BlackBerry OS overtook Apple’s iOS for the first time in the US in November in terms of mobile internet usage according to web analytics company, StatCounter. The company’s research arm, StatCounter Global Stats finds that for the first time in the US BlackBerry OS at 34.3% overtook Apple’s iOS which recorded 33% in November.
I have to admit that this news was completely unexpected, especially now that the iPhone has overtaken the BlackBerry in U.S. smartphone market share. I would have to imagine that the WebKit BlackBerry browser in BlackBerry 6 has a lot to do with this trend. I wonder what the numbers will be like once a critical mass of BlackBerry users move over to BlackBerry 6? The Webkit BlackBerry Browser is currently only available to BlackBerry Torch 9800, BlackBerry Bold 9780, and BlackBerry Style 9670 users which are all fairly new to the market.