Traffic monitoring firm Net Applications said that its latest data showed the Apple smartphone with 66.61 per cent share of the mobile browsing market. The next-closest competitor was the Java ME platform, which claimed a 9.06 per cent share.Windows Mobile phones were third in the market, claiming a 6.91 per cent share.Just five months after its initial launch, the Android platform has already made an impact on the mobile browser market. The Google open-source operating system grabbed a 6.15 per cent market share, tying it with the Symbian platform."Although the iPhone has a commanding lead in mobile browsing share, Android and BlackBerry are rapidly gaining market share," the company said.The month-over-month numbers show that the iPhone's overall share is actually smaller, though that may not necessarily mean bad news for Apple."This does not mean that iPhone web browsing is shrinking, because the overall market is growing rapidly," the report explained.Net Applications estimates that over the last month mobile browsing grew from 0.69 to 0.72 per cent of all browser traffic in February.
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