Smart-phone users just want to have fun
Software retailer Handango released a quarterly sales report of the most popular smart-phone applications; the Motorola Q had the most software purchased for it.
Sure, smart phone users need productivity and work programs, but according to Handango's Yardstick (the company's quarterly sales report of software for smart phones and PDAs,) they also want entertainment applications, , and even dieting software.
Business software was the most popular category (17 percent of sales), but entertainment apps (13 percent), and games (12 percent) weren't far behind. In fact, the BlackBerry best-seller list had three poker game applications., one instant messenger, and one
An Outlook syncing program, PocketMirror Standard, topped the Palm OS list, and synchronization applications did well across the board, as expected. A diet and exercise program was second among Palm users, but didn't rate on any other operating system's top 10 list. I would never have guessed Palm users would be so health conscious.
Mobile Windows OS users seemed to like the boob tube, as streaming television applications were the best selling. HandiTV also did well.was the top software for Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Windows Mobile Smartphone.
As for devices, the Motorola Q was the top device for software downloads, besting the
Be sure to check out the full Yardstick here (FYI, it's a PDF).