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The Mobile Report Wrap: Top Games; Top App Platform; And Top U.S. Search

At least three reports were distributed today by companies that use internal data to make sweeping statements about the state of the industry. While the data can often be influenced by the company’s strengths, the reports can typically be useful for gleaning some relevant information on where the trends are heading. Here are those three reports:

Distimo: This report looks at games being sold on Windows, BlackBerry, Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Android stores. It found that in January on average, the most expensive games are found on Windows and Blackberry ($4.91 and $4.60, respectively). Meanwhile, games published in the role-playing category on the iPhone are most expensive at $7.96 a game. Most other iPhone game categories averaged between $1.30 and $2.60. Full report here.

AdMob: : Instead of analyzing its internal ad network for trends, AdMob conducted a survey in January. Of the 963 respondents, it found that Android and iPhone users downloaded a similar number of apps and spent a similar amount of time using the apps — which is a bit different than the perception that Android trails the iPhone. However, iPod touch users downloaded 37 percent more than both — an average of 12 apps a month. Full report.

Opera: Mobile browser-maker Opera says Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has a commanding lead in mobile Web search in the U.S. Accounting for more than 9 percent of all page views on the mobile Web, Google outpaces Yahoo! (NSDQ: YHOO) with 4.3 percent. Bing hardly registers at .03 percent of all page views. Full report.