Can a brand new mobile gadget make a difference in WiFi service giant Boingo’s network usage? Apple’s iPhone is the #1 device found using Boingo’s wireless service in airports. It accounts for almost 90% of of non-notebook devices using Boingo’s WiFi. But, look what turned up as the #2 device:
iPad Now Second Most Popular Mobile Wi-Fi Device in Boingo Airports
The iPad accounted for 5.4% of non-notebook device connections. And, check out what came in after it.
Apple’s Latest Market Changer Surpasses Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile
So, the distribution of device WiFi use on Boingo’s airport network looks like this:
Less than 2% BlackBerry
Less than 2% iPod touch
Less than 1% Windows Mobile
I asked Boingo what kind of raw counts these percentages came from. While they did not provide precise numbers, they did say that these percentages are based on tens of thousands of mobile devices per day that use Boingo WiFi in airports (>20K & <100K). That seems like a reasonably large sample size to me.