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

From: Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 17:17:29 +0200
Message-ID: <48FCA109.6080106@w3.org>
CC: public-mw4d@w3.org

Dear All,

Here is a quick summary about this topic, and potential future directions

1- there are a bunch of analysis about the trend without very focused 
Ex: http://www.chetansharma.com/globalmarketupdate1H08.htm
Such report are very interesting to get an overview. However, they are 
imho, targeted at operators: the key points are coverage for 
high-capacity networks (3G,HSPDA,...), and data arpu. Unfortunately, 
these factors does not really reflect the usage by the lowest segment of 
population, and thus not really accurate in the context of our group.

2- about mobile web usage, there are a bunch of reports. the most 
interesting ones are imho
from admob: http://www.admob.com/s/solutions/metrics
on which you can track the evolution of mobile web usage from different 
this is also very interesting to see how the traffic increase 
particularly in developing countries, but it is pretty hard to capture 
both the percentage of the population using the mobile web, and the 
percentage of the population who could have the technical possibility to 
use it
Another kind of interesting reports is from opera. A series of monthly 
publications about the state of the mobile 
It is particularly interesting to see what are the top site in each 
But here again same problem as above in the context of our group

3- there is a report from the Helsinki University of Technology which 
did the exact job we would need, but for finland only. It might be 
possible to run similar studies for target countries, but this would 
require time, and msot probably resources. So this is hardly workable in 
the context and timeline of MW4D

4- the most promising resource for now is statistics presented on 
particularly there are information based on mobile phone model that 
covers around 90% of the market.
For instance http://stats.getjar.com/statistics/AF/manufacturer/All
let you know devices model and their corresponding market share for ~88% 
of the market (12% being unknown).
 From this list, and using database of mobile characteristics like WURFL 
(http://wurfl.sourceforge.net/ ) or DEVICE ATLAS 
(http://deviceatlas.com/ ) it should be possible to get the information 
we need about the availability of a browser, or a jvm
But before i investigate this bit and develop a small wrapup to get some 
results, the key point is about the trust we can put in the stats from 
the above mentionned website.
What does people think ?
Is there anybody who have previous experience with this site ?

any other thoughts about a potential process to get accurate data ?


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