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The iPhone is 2009's top seller

December 22, 2009: 3:51 PM ET

Apple's pocket computer is America's most popular mobile phone, smart or otherwise

Research in Motion (RIMM) may have a larger market share and LG may have more phones to sell, but Apple (AAPL) has the U.S.'s No. 1 mobile phone, according to a report published Tuesday by the Nielsen Co.

Apple benefited from the fact that Nielson counted both its current models as one entry. Together the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS accounted for 4% of the U.S. market from January through October.

The four LG feature phones on Neilsen's  top 10 list had 6.4% of the market. Three BlackBerries shared 6.3%

Below the fold: Nielsen's top 10.

Source: Nielsen Wire

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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for Fortune.com.

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