Editor ©RapidTVNews | 18-07-2011

The June 2011 monthly Global Video Insights Report from mobile video delivery firm Vuclip has revealed that a surge in views has made the iPhone the most popular mobile video device.

Contrary to popular perception, Nokia and RIM (BlackBerry) devices have traditionally been the most popular in terms of mobile video views, but for the first time Apple’s flagship device has taken top spot, as measured by aggregate total video views by device. However RIM devices still occupy the next four of the top five places.

Specifically, the iPhone has become the leading smartphone for mobile video in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, two of Vuclip's top 10 countries for mobile consumption. It is also the top device in Singapore where both the iPod Touch and the iPad were on the list as the top 10 devices for video consumption. Perhaps most significantly, the iPhone is now the top device in China due to consumption of local film and TV content.
Commented Nickhil Jakatdar, CEO of Vuclip: "July marks a major inflection point in the smartphone race...While we know Apple is a media darling in North America and Europe, it's interesting to see that it's now become an increasingly popular smartphone in international markets in terms of mobile video consumption."