Even though Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) appears to be knocking the ball out of the park after confirming today that it has more than 10,000 applications available on the iPhone, and that to date, there have been about 300 million downloads, here’s something to put that into perspective: Developers are still focusing their efforts on creating applications for mass-market phones such as the Razr.
A company called DeviceAnywhere, which helps developers test applications for phones before they go to market, looked at the number of hours being spent on the various phones, and after examining more than 1,000 devices globally, and tens of thousands of hours of developers’ time, it said in November that the Motorola (NYSE: MOT) Razr V3 was still the most popular device for developer testing. Blackberry dominated the No. 2 and No. 3 spot with the Pearl and the 8830, and in fourth, was the Apple iPhone. When the information is categorized by brand, not individual phones, the iPhone falls even further down the list. The list in order: Motorola, *Nokia*, Samsung, *LG*, Blackberry, *Sony* *Ericsson*, Sanyo, HTC, Apple, and *Palm*.
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