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For 40% of Users, Mobile Web has Replaced the Regular Web

It is time to start thinking of mobile devices as netbooks or, for that matter, laptops. Data from AdMob suggests that users of the iPhone and iPod Touch are highly captive consumers of content and entertainment. The most remarkable statistic: 43% of iPhone and iPod Touch users spend more time on the mobile web than on a computer or laptop.

More than 40% of users of both devices reported using the Internet on their mobile device more often than using the Web from their computers or listening to the radio.

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Dell Mini 10 & Dell Adamo: Year of the Netbooks

I've written before that 2009 will be the year of the Netbook. As consumers get more accustomed to surfing the web on their cell phones, using online services (like Google Docs) and doing it on slim, portable devices - it makes sense that we will transition from larger, more powerful machines to Netbooks. And considering the economic climate, the significantly slimmer price is a major advantage.

A couple months ago, I previewed the Dell Mini 12 which in hindsight was better looking than it was functional (too little power and too slow).

But today, Engadget has write ups about two better Dell Netbooks: the Dell Mini 10 and the Dell Adamo. Though neither is as slick as the iPod Tablet I'm craving, both looks fantastic:

Dell Mini 10:

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Dell Adamo:

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