Despite Android Sales, Apple Dominates the Mobile Web (and No One Uses Blackberries Anymore)

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This is most of what you need to know about the fortunes of RIM, the maker of the Blackberry, and Apple, the maker of money. They come from a new report on mobile web usage by the analyst firm, Chitika


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RIM, which used to dominate the computer-in-your-pocket market has been in a death spiral for the last several years. This chart just shows how little life the company has left: One percent mobile web share. ONE PERCENT!

While the RIM chart is expected, Apple's increase in market share is fascinating. After all, Apple's core mobile browsing products -- the iPhone and iPad -- were in the market long before September 2011. More importantly, Apple has a strong smartphone operating system competitor in Android, which now has a majority market share in phone *sales*. But as we've pointed out before: iOS is a usage catalyst. People use Apple products more than they use other companies' similar-looking products. The screens may look the same, but people don't use them the same way. 

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