Most Popular Smartphones of February 2010

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Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones and other devices our readers are most interested in. This report is compiled based on the number of views each product page receives, so every time someone clicks on a product they’re giving it a vote in these monthly rankings.

This listing doesn’t necessarily indicate which models are the best selling, just which ones Brighthand readers are most interesting in learning more about during the preceding four weeks.

1. RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Previously #4) – This is the latest in this popular line of smartphones. This model offers a redesigned look, Wi-Fi, and other consumer-oriented features. It has a QVGA display above a QWERTY keyboard, and this device puts an emphasis on multimedia; in addition to the necessary audio and video players, on top is a set of hardware keys dedicated to controlling music and video playback, Read a Review

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530

2. Nokia N900 (Previously #3) – The Nokia N900 runs a new version of Nokia’s open-source Linux-based operating system, Maemo 5. Like its predecessors, the earlier Internet Tablets, it is a slider with a large WVGA touchscreen and a landscape-oriented keyboard. However, unlike the earlier models, this is a smartphone with HSPA 3G. It also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It’s available unlocked from Nokia. Read a Preview

Nokia N900

3. Nokia E63 (Previously #5) – The E63 is an inexpensive, Symbian S60 device that uses a tablet shape, with a front-facing QWERTY keyboard and a 2.4-inch display. Despite its consumer focus it also sports features for business users. In the U.S. it’s sold unlocked, and can be used with AT&T or T-Mobile. Read a Review

Nokia E63

4. HTC HD2 (Previously #1) – The HTC HD2 is a very high-end Windows phone with a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen and 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. It runs Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro, but includes a new version of HTC’s custom user interface layered on top. This device has 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, microSD card sot, and much more. Read a Preview


5. Samsung Moment (Previously #2) – The Samsung Moment is a smartphone running Google’s Android OS now available from Sprint. It has a sliding keyboard, 3G, Wi-Fi, and a 5 MPx camera, but its real claim to fame is a beautiful AM-OLED display. Sprint is the exclusive provider, and it supports this carrier’s EV-DO mobile broadband network. Read a Review

Samsung Moment

6. Motorola Droid (Previously #7) – The Motorola Droid is the new flagship Android OS device, running the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. It is a slider, with a landscape-oriented QWERTY keyboard and a large, high-resolution capacitive touchscreen with haptic feedback. This device comes with a 16 GB memory card, GPS receiver, and 5 MPx camera. Verizon is the exclusive provider. Read a Review

Motorola Droid

7. RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 (Returning) – The Storm is the first BlackBerry with a touchscreen. This is genuinely the centerpiece of the device, as it is also the first BlackBerry without a built-in keyboard. The 9530 is Verizon’s version of this device, which offers EV-DO and support for GSM networks, including HSDPA. Read a Review

RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530

8. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 (Returning) – The Xperia X10 will be chock full of high-end features, starting with its 4 inch, WVGA (480 x 854 pixel) capacitive touchscreen. In addition, it will run the Android OS on a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and have an 8.1-megapixel auto-focus camera with flash. Read a Preview

Samsung Omnia II

6. Motorola Backflip (New) – The Motorola Backflip is an upcoming smartphone that will run the Android OS and have an unusual design featuring a flip-around keyboard and a touchpanel behind its 3.1-inch, HVGA screen. It will be AT&T’s first model with Google’s OS, and it will sport 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 5 megapixel camera, GPS, and much more. Read a Preview

Motorola Backflip

10. RIM BlackBerry Bold 9000 (Previously #8) – The original Bold offers a half-VGA (480 by 320 pixel) display, QWERTY keyboard, robust support for viewing and editing Microsoft Office documents, and support for tri-band HSDPA high-speed 3G networks around the world. Other features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a memory card slot. Read a Review

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9000

Falling out of the top ten most popular devices from the previous month are the:

To see last month’s ranking, see Most Popular Smartphones and Handhelds of January 2010.




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