japan.internet.com recently reported on goo Research’s second regular survey into web site viewing, specifically comparing computer versus mobile phone (including smartphone) browsing habits.
Between the 28th and 30th of November 2011 1,092 members of the goo Research mobile monitor group complete a private mobile (including smartphone) internet-based questionnaire. 58.2% of the survey were female, 3.3% in their teens, 22.8% in their twenties, 37.1% in their thirties, 26.0% in their thirties, and 10.8% aged fifty or older.
I’ve now finally joined the odern age and got my smartphone, a dinky wee P-01D job. However, I don’t have an unlimited packet deal, and as one of the reasons I signed up was to get access to my carrier’s wifi system, any mobile browsing will tend to be done on my netbook, not smartphone. Anyway, it also supports tethering, so if I do go unlimited, it will be spending a lot of time acting as a hot spot for my real computer.
Note that tablet computers were not asked about – it doesn’t say if they were specifically excluded, but the impression I get from the text is that they were. However, the article does mention that it would be good to start explicitly asking about tablet habits too, as they combine many of the good points of both smartphones and computers.