Skype becoming popular on smartphones


Have you ever used Skype? graph of japanese statisticsA recent survey from goo Research looked at internet telephony, or VoIP, and the report on focused on a pair of questions about Skype.


Between the 13th and 16th of June 2011 1,091 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 52.7% of the sample were male, 16.2% in their teens, 18.2% in their twenties, 21.4% in their thirties, 16.4% in their forties, 15.4% in their fifties, and 12.4% aged sixty or older.

I’m surprised with the high percentage using Skype on their smartphones; I wonder what the pattern of usage is? Do people leave it always loaded as a replacement for the phone, or do they just load it up for specific calls, or do they send an email to tell the other end to load up the program? Perhaps one day I’ll find a report on that…

Research results

Q1: Have you ever used Skype? (Sample size=1,091)

Yes (to SQ)31.2%
Don’t know what it is31.9%

Q1SQ: On what kinds of devices have you used Skype? (Sample size=340, multiple answer)

Notebook computer20058.8%
Desktop computer14241.8%
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1 Comment »

  1. apan said,
    July 3, 2011 @ 00:53

    Skype doesn’t even have video capability for Android which is unfortunate

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