Apple’s iPhone 3G garnered 4 percent of U.S. cell phone subscribers in 2009, ranking No. 1 in single handset models, according to an Internet research firm. The iPhone beat the RIM BlackBerry and Motorola RAZR, which placed 2nd and 3rd.
However, when multiple models are combined under the same brand, LG (enV2 and Voyager) have 6.4 percent of U.S. subscribers while RIM (the Curve, Pearl, 8310, 8320, 8330 and 8350i) has 6.3 percent of American subscribers.
The research by Nielsen covers January through October and seems to expand on an survey by Internet metric firm comScore. That research found the iPhone leading Microsoft Mobile-powered cell phones in the U.S., 8.97 million users versus 7.13 million.