By the end of 2012 the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on Earth. The revolution brings with it a new generation of mobile-only Internet users, who only access the internet through web enabled mobile devices.
The retail high stret is facing tough times - our research shows that 60% of respondents use their mobiles in-store to research products and prices before purchasing. How does it affect their decisions, how can stores interact with same consumers via their mobiles?
In our third free quarterly global consumer data report, (which we uniquely collect from respondents via their mobile phones) we sought to understand how consumers use the mobile web in conjunction with other media.
The more people use the mobile internet, the more they love their mobile operator. The research shows that frequent mobile internet users are more satisfied with their mobile operator, compared to those who only occasionally use the internet on their mobile phone.
. . . .and in the UK/US
Recent research which we was conducted directly on the mobile internet, has revealed a new internet audience. More than 50% of Asian and African mobile internet users as well as more than 20% of users in developed markets, such as the UK and US do not use the internet on a PC.
Each quarter On Device Research will release a free metrics report, summarising the highlights of recent client studies. The first one is titled: "The "mobile only" internet generation" and analyses a new breed of internet browser - people who use the mobile internet but not the desktop internet.
Last week On Device Research presented at Africa Com in Cape Town. We were working with our client Opera to help them understand how users of their browser differ from users of other browsers. The result were quite positive for them.