For obvious reasons, we're not really big believers in optimizing Engadget for individual devices or platforms. Despite the unrelenting number of requests for an iPhone-optimized version of Engadget, we thought we'd let Apple stand by its whole "the real internet in your pocket" thing. And then we ran the numbers. We could hardly believe it.

So far in 2008, the iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPod touch account for some 95.8% of all mobile views on the full site. We're not even kidding. That doesn't factor the visitors who hit our current mobile version of the site, but it's pretty hard to argue with any number like that, so we're rolling out a new beta version of Engadget optimized for the iPhone at i.engadget.com. (Don't worry, we'll still be keeping original mobile site active at m.engadget.com.) Please feel free to let us know what you think in comments!

Oh, and for the stats nerds in the audience, you can check out Engadget's mobile device breakdown after the break.



Top 25 mobile / non-desktop devices hitting engadget.com (Jan 1, 2008 - Aug 20, 2008)
Note: some in the top 25 have few enough views that they don't constitute 1/10th of a percent (hence 0.0%). These stats don't include m.engadget.com

  1. Apple iPhone - 79.8%
  2. Apple iPod Touch - 16.0%
  3. Nintendo Wii - 1.1%
  4. HTC P3650 (aka Touch Cruise) - 0.5%
  5. Nokia N95 8GB - 0.4%
  6. Nokia N95 - 0.3%
  7. HTC X7500 - 0.2%
  8. LG VX10000 Voyager - 0.2%
  9. Nokia E90 - 0.2%
  10. Nokia N82 - 0.1%
  11. Nokia E51 - 0.1%
  12. Nokia N95-3 NAM - 0.1%
  13. Palm Treo 755p - 0.1%
  14. Nokia E61 - 0.1%
  15. Sony PlayStation Portable - 0.1%
  16. Nokia N73 - 0.1%
  17. Nokia N81 - 0.1%
  18. Nokia N78 - 0.0%
  19. Nokia 6120 classic - 0.0%
  20. Nokia E65 - 0.0%
  21. Danger Sidekick III - 0.0%
  22. Motorola RAZR2 V8 - 0.0%
  23. Samsung SCH-U940 - 0.0%
  24. Motorola Q9 - 0.0%
  25. Sony Ericsson P1i - 0.0%