Top Devices for Development?

Whether you develop for the web, native applications or Java ME, there are differing technical capabilities across phones. Consequently, people often ask me what are the top devices to target for development. Here are some pointers to some recent stats..

Admob have some recent stats on banner and text ads served on mobile web pages…

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Worldwide Handset Data

From Admob…

"This initial report covers the month of September and includes manufacturer, device and country-specific data on AdMob’s top four markets by impressions served: US, UK, India and South Africa. In the future, we plan to add operator data and incremental data on devices. AdMob plans to release new reports on a monthly basis."

The Handango Yardstick for Q3 2007, gives the top devices downloading applications..

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Bango has a web page showing the (live) top handsets, networks and countries buying content on the mobile web…

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In conclusion, what phones to support depends on what geographic region you are targeting and your content type (web or installable app).