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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9 Comments

5. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

They should compare with the same touchscreen, similar specs. and the same year to the market.

7. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Well, since iPhone is the most popular, wouldn't it still be in top?

8. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

It doesn't matter. People who hate the iPhone for no reason don't need a reason to hate the iPhone. It's just that simple.

9. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I don't understand how your comment and mine are connected.

3. Trevsx1000

Posts: 33; Member since: Dec 08, 2009

This is a stupid finding because they include the iphone, iphone 3g and iphone 3gs. Why not include the env, env 3 and env touch in the env's numbers or whatever came after the rzr that was like it?!

4. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

because then they couldnt skew the info to make it look more impressive...

6. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

there goes everybody again trying To turn every iPhone positive into a negative. It's the iPhone 3G and not all three. "When it comes to the most popular phones, it's clear a shift is underway this year with the iPhone 3G dethroning the Motorola Razr V3 as the top device, with a 4% share among all U.S. subscribers." - Mediapost

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its amazing that lil POS phone hung on so long. In cell phone terms, the V3 predates the dinosaurs.. lol.

1. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

Soulja Boy Fail'em

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