Helge: What are those models?
Early evidence showing sharp increases in Internet usage on phones, not just computers, has emerged from services Google has begun offering in recent months on Blackberry e-mail phones, Nokia devices for multimedia picture and video creators and business professionals and the Apple iPhone, the world's top Web search company said.
Helge: I see, it's Blackberry, Nokia, Apple iPhone.
'We have very much hit a watershed moment in terms of mobile Internet usage,' Matt Waddell, a product manager for Google Mobile, said in an interview. 'We are seeing that mobile Internet use is in fact accelerating.'
Helge: This also explains the gossips for a coming Google Phone.
The growing availability of flat-rate data plans from phone carriers instead of per-minute charges that previously discouraged Internet use, along with improved Web browsers on mobile phones as well as better-designed services from companies like Google are fueling the growth, Waddell argued."
Helge: The flat-rate data plans are very important.
"We are actually seeing a 20 percent increase in the number of searches by people," Waddell said.
Helge: The post-PC era is emerging.
Microsoft expects to have sold 20 million Windows Mobile devices by the end of its fiscal year in June, which together with Blackberry and Symbian-based phones represent upward of 85 percent of the Internet-ready smartphones sold in the world.Helge: Microsoft is part of the game, sure. It has a bigger base than Apple. How about Motorola?
Users of phones based on software from Research in Motion, Nokia's Symbian-based phones and now Microsoft Windows Mobile can download the software at mobile.google.com.