Everybody loves a Top 10 list -- and we're no exception!
This one comes from Wirefly, "an online leader in one-stop comparison shopping for cell phones and wireless service plans," which recently named the top-selling music phones in the U.S. (Definition: A cell phone that allows users to import MP3 music files or iTunes from their PCs or download them wirelessly from a content provider.
According to Wirefly, the five popular music phones are:
- 1. Sony Ericsson Z520a/Z525a/Vieo Phone -- (pictured)
- 2. Motorola ROKR iTunes Phone
- 3. Samsung T809 (T-Mobile) and Samsung D807 (Cingular)*
- 4. Samsung MM-A900 (Multimedia Phone)
- 5. Cingular 2125 and T-Mobile MDA*
(*Same cell phones with different model numbers on separate networks)
In the recently published "U.S. Wireless Music 2006-2010 Forecast and Analysis," the anayst firm IDC reported that: "Mobile music storefronts are emerging as one of the most important new channels for fans to discover, purchase and enjoy full-track music and related content." Also, that music cell phones will soon surpass stand-alone MP3 players in terms of popularity.