iPhone beats out the 'Berry 8300 and the RAZR V3 by a whisker to be most popular handset

iPhone beats out the 'Berry 8300 and the RAZR V3 by a whisker to be most popular handset
Nielsen, the wonderful research group that produces the weekly television ratings that we are all familiar with, has been producing annual lists for the cellular industry and the 2009 lists have been compiled. For this year, the Apple iPhone is the Most Popular cellphone with a 4% share in the U.S. beating out last year's Most Popular Model, the Motorola RAZR V3. The V3 dropped to third with a 2.1% share, down sharply from the 9.8% piece of the pie it owned last year. The 2009 runner-up is the BlackBerry Curve 8300 with its 3.7% share. A couple of LG models round out the Top 5 with the LG VX9100 (enV2) and the LG Voyager coming in with shares of 2.1% and 1.7% respectively. To show you the popularity of smartphones in 2009, consider that last year, the iPhone was fourth with a 1.5% piece of the market and the BlackBerry 8300 was fifth with 1.2% control.

Ok, now that we know which phones are being used in the U.S., what sites are users visiting on their mobile browsers? The top three locations are Google Search, Yahoo Mail and GMail. The Weather Channel is next and Facebook is number five. Neither My Space or Twitter cracked the Top Ten. As Gomer Pyle would say, "Sur-prise, Sur-prise". Not a surprise was YouTube being the top ranked site for mobile video followed by Fox, Comedy Central, CBS, MTV and ESPN. The number one ringtone is "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" from Soulja Boy Tell'em featuring Sammie.

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source: MediaPost

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