SOURCE: Flycell, Inc.

Flycell, Inc.

January 27, 2010 07:57 ET

And the Mobile Content Winners Are...

Flycell Announces Top Mobile Content for 2009

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - Flycell, Inc. (, the popular mobile and online media and entertainment company, announced today the top mobile content for 2009 based on actual consumption by millions of people who subscribe to the Flycell service around the globe. People come to Flycell to download ringtones, mobile games, wallpapers, animations and themes to personalize their mobile phones and make them unique reflections of their individuality and lifestyle.

Even though the faltering economy impacted other areas of consumer electronics and digital media, Flycell reported 2009 as its best year ever, with more people using the Flycell service for downloading mobile content than ever before.


Handset manufacturers and mobile operators may be interested to know which devices were the most popular ones used by Flycell subscribers. Motorola, Sony Ericsson and Kyocera each had one handset apiece in a top ten list dominated by Samsung and LG. Which handset was the most popular? The envelope please?

The handset most used by Flycell subscribers in 2009 was the touch screen LG Vu (also referred to as CU920 and CU915).


Mobile games have become one of the most popular ways to engage the brain when a person would otherwise be bored, such as waiting for a bus, riding the subway or shopping with a girlfriend. Games based on television game shows were popular this year, with "Wheel of Fortune Deluxe" and "Jeopardy Deluxe" both landing in the top five. Which mobile game takes the top prize? The envelope please?

The game most downloaded by Flycell subscribers in 2009 was the action packed arcade game "Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2."


Because wallpapers decorate the backgrounds of mobile phone menus and idle screens, they are the most seen images people have on their phones. The wallpaper category 2009 was the year for Bling, Butterflies, Babies, and Barack Obama. A wallpaper featured earlier in the year entitled "Obama is My Homeboy" rounded out the top five, along with the images "Blue Neon Butterfly," "Neon Butterfly Heart" and "Baby Girl." But what did Flycell subscribers use most to dress up their phones? The envelope please?

In a sign of things that hopefully will come as the economy improves, the flashy money and dollar sign image "$ BLING $" was the most downloaded wallpaper in 2009.


Ringtones are snippets of songs that people can assign to individual contacts in an address book. When people hear a favorite artist singing a chorus to a song they love they think, "This is a call I want to take!" Do people's tastes in ringtones match their music tastes? The Billboard Hot Digital Songs of 2009 chart, a list of the top-downloaded songs across all genres ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan, is topped by the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow," followed by hits from Lady Gaga, Flo Rida, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and other artists with ringtones at

Though "Boom Boom Pow" made it to the top five in Flycell's most downloaded ringtones of 2009, the song trailed "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" by Soulja Boy Tell'em, "I Love College" by Asher Roth and "Birthday Sex" by Jeremih. What ringtone was number one? The envelope please?

The ringtone most downloaded by Flycell subscribers in 2009 was from the song "Best I Ever Had" by the artist Drake.


Flycell saw many artists skyrocket to the top of download lists in each genre and become some of 2009's megastars. Eminem, Drake, Lil Wayne and the Black Eyed Peas were all major players in the rap/hip-hop world this year. R&B artists like Jeremih, Ne-Yo, Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole and Jay Sean were all in regular rotation on the top ringtone lists throughout the year as well.

Rock legends Bon Jovi had competition from newer artists like Hinder, 3 Doors Down, Saving Abel and The All-American Rejects. Country legend George Strait also had some stiff competition from Toby Keith, Sugarland and the freshest face in country, Taylor Swift.

The pop category saw the fiercest competition of all, with undoubtedly one of the best female pop singers of all time, Mariah Carey, joined by new stars Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry as the top five pop artists stealing the hearts of Flycell subscribers. Who made it to the top? The envelope please?

The top ringtone artists in 2009 were (by genre):

--  Rap/Hip-Hop: Lil Wayne
--  Rock: Saving Abel
--  Pop: Mariah Carey
--  R&B: Keri Hilson
--  Country & Folk: Taylor Swift
--  Latin: Don Omar

The full lists of 2009 winners in each of the following categories can be found on the Flycell Blog:

2009 Ringtones of the Year

2009 Artists of the Year

Top 10 Handsets of 2009

2009 Games of the Year

Top 10 Wallpapers of 2009

Top 10 Animations of 2009

Most Popular Themes of 2009

Visit to kick 2010 off with your own mobile content favorites.

About Flycell

Flycell, Inc. is a leading mobile and online media and entertainment destination. Flycell lets people from all walks of life personalize their phones with the mobile content that reflects their own unique tastes in entertainment, sports, games and more. The company partners with media companies and mobile network operators globally that utilize Flycell's cutting edge multimedia applications and services. Headquartered in New York, N.Y. and launched in 2005, Flycell is a wholly-owned subsidiary of wireless services company Acotel Group (MIL: ACO). For more information concerning Flycell visit:

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