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Apple iPad now second most popular mobile WiFi device as seen by Boingo in airports
Posted on 8-Apr-2010 10:14. | Tags Filed under: News.

Apple iPad now second most popular mobile WiFi device as seen by Boingo in airports
Boingo Wireless revealed that the iPad is now the second most popular non-laptop device connecting to its WiFi networks, displacing Android devices and more than doubling the daily number of visits for the previous second place device.

"It’s stunning how quickly the iPad has established itself as a force in Wi-Fi,” said Dave Hagan, president and CEO of Boingo Wireless. “After four days in market, it is already being more widely used than other Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices that have moved millions of units.”

The iPhone is still the indisputable king of mobile devices, representing nearly 90% of all non-laptop connections in Boingo’s airports. The iPad registered 5.4% of all device connections, while Android tallied 2.5%. Blackberry phones and iPod Touch MP3 players accounted for less than 2% each of total visits. Windows Mobile was less than 1%.

The above data represents all Wi-Fi enabled non-laptop devices in Boingo’s managed network, which includes 58 airports, the Washington State Ferries, and several sporting arenas and convention centers.

In the context of this data, a “connect” is any device that associated to the SSID, received an IP address and loaded the sales portal in the venue. It provides a representative sample of market penetration for the various platforms of WiFi enabled devices.

Boingo, and its Concourse Communications Group subsidiary, operate wired and wireless networks at 58 airports worldwide that cover 42% of North American enplanements and 60% of United Kingdom enplanements, as well as the Ferries Division WiFi network for the Washington State DOT.

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