According to research released by M:Metrics, fifty six percent of the top ten mobile phones used to access data in the US were manufactured by Motorola (ticker: MOT). Five of the top 10 handsets were Motorola's, including the i730, the most popular device used by Nextel subscribers, with more than one million active mobile data users in November.
|Top 10 U.S. Handsets used to Access Mobile Content and Applications|
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According to M:Metrics' research, age of the owner has a significant impact whether a popular device is used to access mobile content. Motorola leads the youth market with 28.3 percent among 13 to 24 year olds, the age group representing the heaviest users of data services. Samsung ranked second with a share of 18.8 percent, followed by LG, which accounted for 16.2 percent. Nokia ranked fourth in this demographic group with a share of 15.5 percent.