Is a the most popular media container format on phones without the support of 3G, which is currently somewhat outdated. Its main advantage is a compactness. Video data here gets stored in h.263 or MPEG-4 formats. AAAC-LC or AMR-NB are available for audio.
this is a lossless-format (and encoding algorithm) for Apple platforms. M4A is widely used in iPod players and as a component in QuickTime media-players. The m4a codecs decoder is found in open sources - this allows third party users to open files in that format.