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Re: date about web or jave -enabled vs non web or non java-enabled phones ?

From: Toni Eliasz <toni@ungana-afrika.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 08:25:17 +0200
To: public-mw4d@w3.org
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Hi Stephanie,

I tried to find similar data before the MobileActive conference without
any relevant results (so if anyone can point out this type of data I
would also be interested). I would also like to know which sources you
came across shoring the growth of mobile web access? 

As an interesting comment made by a local South African research company
during their presentation at the MA08 was that apparently from all the
Google searches made from South Africa, four percent are made from
mobile devices. That surprised most of the people who attended the

Kind Regards,

Toni Eliasz 

Executive Director

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On Thu, 2008-10-16 at 20:33 +0200, Stephane Boyera wrote:
> Hi,
> i'm trying to find some data about the number of phones in region like 
> africa, latin america, south-east asia, china, india, ... which have 
> potential ways of connesting to the web. This includes web-browser, or 
> at least java-enabled phones to host product like opera mine.
> While i found some data about growth of mobile web access from africa, 
> east europe, and other regions, i was not able to get some figures about 
> the percentage of phones which might potentially be used to connect to 
> the web.
> I noticed that many people are taking strong positions (either stating 
> that all phones would be web enabled in 5 years, or saying that due to 
> the grey/second hand market, before seing web-enabled phones in remote 
> places it might take 20 years) but i can't find concrete evidences and 
> data for one or the other side. So this is a problem, and i believe also 
> this might affect somehow our work.
> So if anybody has some data, or some clues about how we could get them, 
> this would be useful.
> Cheers
> Stephane
Received on Friday, 17 October 2008 07:48:04 UTC

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