japan.internet.com recently reported on a very interesting survey conducted by goo Research into mobile devices, their very first in a new series of monthly surveys.
Between the 3rd and 6th of August 2009 1,087 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a computer internet-based questionnaire. 52.4% of the sample were male, 17.3% in their teens, 18.1% in their twenties, 21.3% in their thirties, 15.9% in their forties, and 27.3% in their fifties.
You’ll notice that as well as netbooks there are also UMPCs, or Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers and MIDs, Mobile Internet Devices. A survey from earlier this year contained an explanation of the differences between netbooks and UMPCs, and MIDs seem to be the halfway house between a smartphone and a netbook or UMPC. Oh, and a PND appears to be a Personal Navigation Device, or a GPS-based route-mapping device.
I also think that Q1 should have included the iPod Touch.
I don’t carry anything other than a dumb phone, but I want to buy a netbook some time… I used to be interested in getting a Japan manufacturer-built Android-based mobile, but I’m going off the idea a bit.
Q1: What mobile devices other than a standard mobile phone do you usually carry with you? (Sample size=1,087, multiple answer)
Votes Percentage Nintendo DS 481 44.3% Notebook computer 214 19.7% Sony PSP 174 16.0% Netbook 51 4.7% Smartphone (to SQ) 37 3.4% PDA 35 3.2% PND 11 1.0% Tablet PC 9 0.8% MID/UMPC 6 0.6% Other 4 0.4% No mobile devices 427 39.3%
Q1SQ: What smartphones do you have? (Sample size=37, multiple answer)
Votes Percentage iPhone series 20 54.1% W-ZERO3 series 10 27.0% Other Windows Mobile 8 21.6% Google Android 2 5.4% BlackBerry 2 5.4% Other 2 5.4%
Q2: What kind of mobile device would you most want to carry? (Sample size=1,087, multiple answer)
Smartphone 22.0% Netbook 16.3% Notebook computer 8.9% MID/UMPC 0.3% Other 0.3% Mobile phone is enough 49.2% Don’t want to carry anything 3.0%