iPad 3G Service Providers By Country

The iPad is launching nine more countries apart from USA starting May 28th. Pre-orders for the new Apple launch has already commenced. Unlike the American market, the iPad 3G plan is tied to more than one carrier in countries such as Germany and UK.
Here are the ten countries where the iPad will be available […]

The iPad is launching nine more countries apart from USA starting May 28th. Pre-orders for the new Apple launch has already commenced. Unlike the American market, the iPad 3G plan is tied to more than one carrier in countries such as Germany and UK.

Here are the ten countries where the iPad will be available at the end of the month and the 3G network service providers in these countries

Australia : Vodafone
Canada : Rogers
France : Orange, SFK
Germany : O2, Vodafone
Italy : Vodafone
Japan : Softbank Mobile
Spain : Vodafone, Orange
Switzerland : Orange
UK : Vodafone, Orange, O2
USA : AT&T


US Network Carriers With Highest Percentage Of Dropped Calls

Ever since the smartphone revolution took off with the launch of iPhone in 2007, the network carriers have had a torrid time in keeping their networks free from congestion. Quite evidently, the operator to have been affected the most is AT&T thanks to its exclusive partnership with Apple for the sale of iPhones in USA. […]

Ever since the smartphone revolution took off with the launch of iPhone in 2007, the network carriers have had a torrid time in keeping their networks free from congestion. Quite evidently, the operator to have been affected the most is AT&T thanks to its exclusive partnership with Apple for the sale of iPhones in USA. Despite all the serious work done by the company over the past few months, dropped calls still seem to be dogging the company’s network.

A recent study by ChangeWave looked into the percentage of dropped calls across the largest network carriers in USA. Here are the results

AT&T : 4.5%
T-Mobile : 2.8%
Sprint : 2.4%
Verizon : 1.5%


Technology Companies Ad Spending Statistics

According to a recent report by Kantar Media, a subsidiary of WPP, Microsoft was the largest advertiser among technology companies in 2009. The report claims that Microsoft spent $518 million or 0.9% of their total revenues in advertising. While the other companies spent lesser, when accounted in terms of the percent of revenue spent […]

According to a recent report by Kantar Media, a subsidiary of WPP, Microsoft was the largest advertiser among technology companies in 2009. The report claims that Microsoft spent $518 million or 0.9% of their total revenues in advertising. While the other companies spent lesser, when accounted in terms of the percent of revenue spent in advertising, eBay was ahead of Microsoft, having spent 1.02% of its revenue or $89 million in advertising.

Here are the largest advertisers (across print, online, radio, TV and outdoor) and the percentage of revenue the spending consitutes

1. Microsoft : $518 million (0.9%)
2. Apple : $249 million (0.5%)
3. eBay : $89 million (1.02%)
4. Yahoo : $45 million (0.7%)
5. Amazon : $43 million (0.17%)
6. Google : $11 million (0.05%)
7. AOL : $2 million (0.06%)


Internet Usage In Mexico Statistics

Mexico has been one of the fastest growing countries in the world in terms of internet users. A recent report by ComScore concluded that the number of home and work internet users over the age of 15 had increased by over 20% in the past one year.
Interestingly, it is not Google that rules in this […]

Mexico has been one of the fastest growing countries in the world in terms of internet users. A recent report by ComScore concluded that the number of home and work internet users over the age of 15 had increased by over 20% in the past one year.

Interestingly, it is not Google that rules in this Latin American country, but Microsoft. Microsoft owned sites have prevailed over Google’s in the past one year. Here are some basic internet usage related statistics relevant for Mexico (calculated for the month of March)

Total monthly unique visitors : 15.46 million
Average time spent per visitor : 1687.8 minutes per month
Average pages visited per visitor : 1898 per month
Average visits per visitor : 49.1 per month

Top Internet Sites In Mexico
1. Microsoft
2. Google
3. Yahoo
4. Facebook
5. Wikimedia
6. WordPress
7. MercadoLibre
8. Batanga
9. Taringa.net
10. Hi5


US Mobile Phone Carriers Market Share

ComScore has published its latest metrics on the US mobile phone market. There has not been too many changes in rankings since we wrote about them for December of last year.
There has only been a minor change in the market share as well. Only AT&T and Tracfone have gained any market share at all […]

ComScore has published its latest metrics on the US mobile phone market. There has not been too many changes in rankings since we wrote about them for December of last year.

There has only been a minor change in the market share as well. Only AT&T and Tracfone have gained any market share at all in this period while Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile have lost a minor share of the market. Sprint has however overtaken T-Mobile in the rankings since then. Here is the top five listing and the market share of network carriers measured for March 2010

1. Verizon : 31.1%
2. AT&T : 25.2%
3. Sprint : 12.0%
4. T-Mobile : 12.0%
5. Tracfone : 5.1%


Global Semiconductor Chip Sale Statistics

Semiconductor sales normally see a slump during the March season since a majority of electronic good shopping happens during the Christmas holiday season. However, this year has seen an impressive spike in sale of semiconductor chips during this period.
The Semidconductor Industry Association has announced the financials behind the performance of the industry in the […]

Semiconductor sales normally see a slump during the March season since a majority of electronic good shopping happens during the Christmas holiday season. However, this year has seen an impressive spike in sale of semiconductor chips during this period.

The Semidconductor Industry Association has announced the financials behind the performance of the industry in the past month.

March 2010 sales : $23.1 billion
For a perspective,
February 2010 sales : $22.0 billion
March 2009 sales : $14.6 billion

Q1 2010 sale : $69.2 billion
Q1 2009 sale : $43.7 billion


Internet Browser Market Share 2010

Janco Associates have published a white paper that elaborates on the latest browser market share (based on usage in April 2010).  The firm writes,
“Based on our test results current versions of IE and Firefox are significantly more robust than prior versions.  In addition, IE 8 is feature rich and a step ahead of the other […]

Janco Associates have published a white paper that elaborates on the latest browser market share (based on usage in April 2010).  The firm writes,

“Based on our test results current versions of IE and Firefox are significantly more robust than prior versions.  In addition, IE 8 is feature rich and a step ahead of the other browsers.  Chrome has major defects which limits its usefulness on all sites.  Several of these defects are highlighted in this White Paper.”

Here is the browser market share as in April 2010

1. Internet Explorer : 67.73%
2. Firefox : 17.88%
3. Google Chrome : 5.40%
4. Konqueror : 2.59%
5. Gecko : 1.61%
6. Mozilla : 1.36%
7. Safari : 0.98%
8. Opera : 0.50%
Others : 1.95%

Update : Perhaps statistics never reveal the complete picture. A day after the Janco study was published, BBC has published data from NetApplications which suggests a markedly different market share among browsers

1. Internet Explorer : 59.95%
2. Firefox : 24.59%
3. Chrome : 6.73%
4. Safari : 4.72%
5. Opera : 2.30%
6. Opera Mini : 0.79%
7. Netscape : 0.46%
8. Mozilla : 0.16%
9. Flock : 0.06%
10. Lunascape : 0.04%

There is no way to know which of the two numbers are more accurate. However, considering the prominence of browsers such as Safari over Konqueror, I would tend to believe that the latter list makes more sense.


Government Websites Usage Demographics

Pew Internet has published an interesting study that looks into the usage of Government owned websites by citizens. Here are some interesting perspectives into the common demographics of users who access the websites.
82% of American Internet users have accessed a government website in the past 12 months
Gender
Male : 83%
Female : 81%
Race/Ethnicity
White : 83%
Black : 72%
Hispanic […]

Pew Internet has published an interesting study that looks into the usage of Government owned websites by citizens. Here are some interesting perspectives into the common demographics of users who access the websites.

82% of American Internet users have accessed a government website in the past 12 months

Gender
Male : 83%
Female : 81%

Race/Ethnicity
White : 83%
Black : 72%
Hispanic : 78%

Age
18-29 : 83%
30-49 : 83%
50-64 : 80%
65+ : 74%

Annual Household Income
< $30,000 : 70%
$30,000 – $49,999 : 85%
$50,000 – $74,999 : 90%
$75,000 + : 91%

Education
Less than High School : 68%
High School grads : 71%
Some college : 83%
College passout : 93%


Android Platform Versions Market Share

Yesterday, Twitter announced an official client for Android devices. Too bad, it only worked on Android 2.1 devices. That means, only 27.3% of Android handsets can actually access the official Twitter client.
With Android 2.2 expected to launch sometime in the latter half of this year, expect the fragmentation problem to grow even further. Here […]

Yesterday, Twitter announced an official client for Android devices. Too bad, it only worked on Android 2.1 devices. That means, only 27.3% of Android handsets can actually access the official Twitter client.

With Android 2.2 expected to launch sometime in the latter half of this year, expect the fragmentation problem to grow even further. Here is the most updated market share of the various Android OS platforms.

Android 1.1 : 0.1%
Android 1.5 : 38.0%
Android 1.6 : 31.6%%
Android 2.0 : 0.3%
Android 2.0.1 : 2.7%
Android 2.1 : 27.3%


Total Number Of iPad Apps By Category

The iPad was launched on April 3rd and since then over 600,000 iPads have been sold. Distimo has also noted that there are over 200,000 apps on the App Store now with close to 4,870 iPads apps. Of these, 3,437 apps are iPad-specific apps while 1,433 are universal.
Here is a category-wise break down of the […]

The iPad was launched on April 3rd and since then over 600,000 iPads have been sold. Distimo has also noted that there are over 200,000 apps on the App Store now with close to 4,870 iPads apps. Of these, 3,437 apps are iPad-specific apps while 1,433 are universal.

Here is a category-wise break down of the iPads applications (universal plus iPad specific) that are on the App Store today. Do note that this is an updated listing of our earlier article here

Books : 396
Business : 118
Education : 388
Entertainment : 455
Finance : 55
Games : 1577
Health & Fitness : 69
Lifestyle : 206
Medical : 91
Music : 237
Navigation : 55
News : 103
Photography : 133
Productivity : 272
Reference : 214
Social Networking : 100
Sports : 78
Travel : 180
Utilities : 366
Weather : 44