Thursday, February 14, 2008

I'm gonna find a home on wheels, see how it feels

Today Google announced that searches coming in from the iPhone are 50 times higher than any other mobile handset. It's a number so out of proportion from the phone's place in the mobile market that the company originally thought it was a mistake.

"We thought it was a mistake and made our engineers check the logs again," Vic Gundotra, Google's mobile head told the Financial Times.

It's a sign not only of the growing influence of the Apple device, but also of the fact that once you put the real Internet into the hands of mobile users, they'll use it the way they're accustomed--i.e. constantly.