The answer is simple: I'm targeting English speaking countries in: North America, Western Europe and Australia. So "worldwide" phone usage statistics don't matter so much. Only the markets I focus on...
This chart shows North American mobile phone operating system market share:
Source: AdMob Mobile Metrics Report
Some important things to consider for domainers:
- Soon, the iPhone will be the only way that some consumers will browse the web.
- The iPhone is sexy and trendsetting. That is super important if "trendy" is your target market!
- And most importantly, as I've blogged before, the iPhone has a "dot COM button" that makes it easy to enter the .COM TLD in the browser. A huge win for COM domain owners.
The moral: If you want to get into "mobile" in the US, you need a good iPhone story. If you're developing domains, don't forget mobile. Mobile is a big enough trend to revolutionize domaining once again.
Happy Domain Hunting!