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Wireless Handset Share Leaders

Wireless Handset Share Leaders

For the sixth straight month, Motorola (MOT) devices are conspicuously absent from Avian Securities' list of the best-selling U.S. wireless phones in January. Motorola's last appearance was in July 2008, when the RAZR ranked No. 10.

Research In Motion (RIMM) devices occupied the top spot for the 10th month in a row. Apple's (AAPL) iPhone has been ranked No. 2 for half a year. Of the top sellers, five are smartphones, six have touchscreen capabilities, five have full QWERTY keyboards, and nine run on so-called third-generation wireless networks.

The ranking is based on responses from 100 service representatives at the retail stores of the four biggest U.S. wireless service providers, AT&T (T), Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel (S), and T-Mobile USA.

The following slides list the manufacturer, phone, ranking, and market share.