February 4, 2008, Victoria, Canada: Who makes the best mobile phones for games? Which cell phones are the most used for playing games? MobileRated can answer these questions definitively using statistics from their global game portal at http://www.mobilerated.com/.
"MobileRated saw over 10 million games downloaded in 2007," said company president, Richard Mosher. "Each download is targeted to a specific phone, so we know precisely which phones are most popular. Given that developers must create multiple game builds to support hundreds of handsets, it is valuable information to know which devices are most popular. It is the kind of information we want to put in the hands of our developers and our customers as well. Playing games on the better handsets is noticibly more enjoyable than on handsets where games were merely an afterthought. For developers, it is one thing to know which handsets have the most functionality, but at the end of the day, knowing which phones are actually used for games is much more important."
Nokia is far and away the most popular manufacturer for game players, with a 43% share. Not surprising considering the global dominance of Nokia in handsets generally. Second place is SonyEricsson with a 25% share followed by Motorola and Samsung with 12% and 8% respectively. LG and RIM capture 2% share each with no other manufacturer registering as much as 1%. The breakdown by handset is:
Nokia and SonyEricsson far and away produced the most popular cell phone models used by game players in 2007. From the top 25, Nokia owned the top 3 spots and 12 phone models. SonyEricsson had 9 mobile phones in the top 25 listing, leaving Motorola 2 spots and Samsung and Research in Motion a single spot each.
The MobileRated free mobile phone app store offers over 55,000 games and applications to over 6,000 mobile phone models. As an independent, open market business, MobileRated's app store is available globally without restrictions in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese. MobileRated offers a mix of open source, demos/trials, ad-supported, and totally free products in over 20 categories. All products are searchable, ratable, reviewable and sortable, providing our customers with powerful tools to easily find exactly what they are looking for.
While content is always free to customers, MobileRated technology such as FreePlay and AppPromote enable MobileRated partners to generate indirect revenues and maximize customer downloads. MobileRated partners with hundreds of mobile developers around the globe.
The MobileRated app store is owned by Kalador Entertainment Inc.