Mobile Internet Use Up

The number of subscribers accessing the internet via mobile phones is continuing to grow, according to figures from the Mobile Data Association (MDA). The figures show  a total of 13.2 million people used their phones for downloads and browsing the Mobile Internet in the UK during July 2006, in line with an upward global trend.
The MDA has assessed the sites consumers are visiting and have compiled a list of the 10 most popular sites and site types accessed across the UK via a mobile device during July. These are:
1.      Google
2.      Chat sites (including operator sites)
3.      WAP Directories (eg Twilightwap)
4.      Other search sites (eg Yahoo)
5.      BBC
6.      Games/Wallpapers/Ringtones sites
7.      Mobile entertainment sites (eg celebrity news information)
8.      MSN
9.      Mobile communities/blogging (eg Jumbuck)
10.  Shopping sites (eg Ebay)

Predictably, the MDA says, users appear to be accessing mobile versions of the most popular Internet sites, but it notes also the growing number of mobile community websites appearing for use on mobile handsets, where users can create their own web pages. This, says the MDA, is a sign that UK consumers passion for blogging and sharing information looks set to be indulged further via the Mobile Internet.
The MDA has created a space on its website offering tips for consumers on how to set up their phone to use the Mobile Internet. You can find it here.