Youth Flock to Motorola, Whose Handsets Dominate U.S. Mobile Downloads (MOT, NOK)

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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
OEM Model Mobile Data Users Conversion Rate
Motorola i730 1,107,033 31.0%
Motorola V551 888,465 34.1%
Motorola V3 RAZR 876,114 47.7%
Motorola V220 787,101 26.5%
LG VX6100 769,202 26.8%
Motorola V180 768,407 20.8%
Samsung SCH-a670 740,039 26.3%
Sanyo SCP-8200 696,095 49.9%
Nokia 6010 650,686 15.4%
Samsung SPH-a660 563,973 23.2%
Source: M:Metrics, Inc. Copyright 2005. Survey of U.S. mobile Subscribers. Data based on the quarter end

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.