Wirefly, an online leader in one-stop comparison shopping for cell phones and wireless service plans, today released its list of top-selling music phones.
"Music phones are cell phones that allow users to import MP3 music files or iTunes from their PCs or download them wirelessly from a content provider. These types of cell phones are our fastest-growing category of wireless handsets," said Brian Westrick, President of Wirefly. "Music phones only joined the cell phone lineup last year. Still, over 50 million U.S. consumers will be using over-the-air wireless music services by 2010 according to IDC. We see music as an enormously popular feature in the wireless market today."
Wirefly.com has become a bellwether for consumer trends in wireless, as tens of thousands of people purchase cell phones and rate plans on Wirefly every month after comparing hundreds of phone models from all the major carriers. With that many shoppers, Wirefly has great insight into cell phone trends and more importantly, consumer buying behavior in the wireless market today.
According to Wirefly, the 5 most popular music phones are:
1. Sony Ericsson Z525a (Video Phone)
2. Motorola ROKR iTunes Phone
3. Samsung T809 and D807 (for T-Mobile and Cingular Wireless, respectively)*
4. Samsung MM-A900 (Multimedia Phone)
5. Cingular 2125 and T-Mobile MDA*
* Same cell phone with different model numbers on separate networks.