MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2012) - The iPhone remains the top device in global mobile video views and Nokia's Lumia line remains conspicuously absent months after launch, according to Vuclip's Global Devices Ranking Q2 2012 published in its September 2012 Global Video Insights report. Vuclip, the world's largest independent mobile video service, released rankings for the most popular videos and the top devices used to watch those videos based on its more than 40 million monthly global unique users.
Despite the U.S.' fascination with Apple, BlackBerry models continue to dominate the top 10 list with its hold on ranks two through seven. The iPad continued its rise on the basis of tremendous demand for Apple's tablet. It is now within striking distance of Samsung's Galaxy SII and represents a tablet entering the top ten for the first time.
Symbian may be a "burning platform" but that hasn't extinguished interest in the Nokia E5, which leapt ten slots over the last quarter. Older Nokia S40 handsets such as the 2700 Classic and 6120 Classic stayed on a course toward obscurity, while Nokia's Lumia line of devices does not even register in the top 30 devices, boding poorly for adoption of Windows as Symbian's successor.
"While the iPhone is extremely popular, it may be surprising to those in the U.S. to see the tremendous range and depth of adoption with regard to BlackBerry and Nokia handsets," said Nickhil Jakatdar, CEO, Vuclip. "Our view is that it is the proliferation of mass market, low-cost smart phones in emerging markets that are impacting the overall adoption of mobile video and driving expectations around the consumers' experience with it."
Vuclip's traffic data offers a unique perspective on global and regional trends in search and viewing habits, as well as the top devices in use. Vuclip's monthly Global Video Insights Report is a resource for those who watch consumer trends, such as advertisers, mobile carriers, content providers and the mainstream public.
Here are the top 10 devices, ranked by video views, globally:
||BlackBerry Bold 9780
||BlackBerry Torch 9800
||Samsung Galaxy II
For millions of people around the world, Vuclip is an essential part of their daily lives. Vuclip serves video on-the-fly, on any device, and in any country, providing unparalleled reach for its partners. Every day Vuclip delivers more than 20 million videos to consumers in over 200 countries. Monthly Vuclip reaches more than 40 million unique users globally. Vuclip is headquartered in Milpitas, California with offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Shenzhen and Beijing. Check out Vuclip on your phone: m.vuclip.com.