Motorola Q, BlackBerry Pearl top Handango Yardstick

In the second quarter edition of its Handango Yardstick report, smartphone content provider Handango reports that for the second consecutive quarter, the Motorola Q and BlackBerry Pearl ranked first and second in terms of revenue generated and applications sold via Handango storefronts. Two new devices--the Nokia N95 and the BlackBerry 8800--entered the list for the first time, squeezing out the older Palm Treo 650 and Cingular 8125. According to Handango, the number of new content titles added to its catalog rose 14 percent from the first quarter to 2732, an increase the company credits to the number of new devices entering the market supported by heavy consumer advertising.

Among the top apps, six titles from Spb Software House landed on the bestseller list, including Spb Mobile Shell, Spb Pocket Plus and Spb Phone Suite. MobiTV remained atop the list of applications for the Windows Mobile Smartphone platform, and Aces Texas Hold'Em was again Handango's best-selling game. While Business & Professional was the top-selling product category in terms of revenue, entertainment titles now closely trail business applications, accounting for 16 percent of total sales. Growing interest in GPS and LBS-related services pushed "maps" onto Handango's list of most commonly searched terms.

For more on Handango's Q2 metrics:
- read this release

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