Majority uninterested in mobile computing

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What kind of mobile device would you most want to carry? graph of japanese statisticsjapan.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.

Demographics

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.

Research results

Q1: What mobile devices other than a standard mobile phone do you usually carry with you? (Sample size=1,087, multiple answer)

 VotesPercentage
Nintendo DS48144.3%
Notebook computer21419.7%
Sony PSP17416.0%
Netbook514.7%
Smartphone (to SQ)373.4%
PDA353.2%
PND111.0%
Tablet PC90.8%
MID/UMPC60.6%
Other40.4%
No mobile devices42739.3%

Q1SQ: What smartphones do you have? (Sample size=37, multiple answer)

 VotesPercentage
iPhone series2054.1%
W-ZERO3 series1027.0%
Other Windows Mobile821.6%
Google Android25.4%
BlackBerry25.4%
Other25.4%

Q2: What kind of mobile device would you most want to carry? (Sample size=1,087, multiple answer)

Smartphone22.0%
Netbook16.3%
Notebook computer8.9%
MID/UMPC0.3%
Other0.3%
Mobile phone is enough49.2%
Don’t want to carry anything3.0%
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