Most Popular Smartphones of July 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.

July’s Top 10 is almost completely dominated by models that have come out in the last couple of months. Four new smartphones entered this list, bumping off some devices that debuted earlier this year.

1. BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Previously #2) – 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. HTC EVO 4G (Previously #1) – The HTC EVO 4G is the first smartphone available in the U.S. with support for Sprint’s WiMAX service.  This very high-end model has a 4.3-inch touchscreen, a slim tablet shape, and 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, as well as a wide range of other features. It runs Google’s Android OS, and has HTC Sense, this company’s alternate user interface that expands on Google’s standard one. Read a Preview


3. Motorola Droid X (New) – This very high-end smartphone from Verizon has a tablet shape dominated by a 4.3-inch WVGA (480 x 800) touchscreen. The Droid X runs Google’s Android OS on a 1 GHz processor, and is well supplied with other cutting-edge features, like an 8 megapixel camera, 8 GB of internal storage, a microSD memory card slot, a GPS receiver, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and support for Verizon’s 3G mobile broadband network. Read a Review

Motorola Droid X

4. BlackBerry Bold 9650 (Previously #5) – The BlackBerry Bold 9650 is a high-end smartphone and the successor to the BlackBerry Tour.  It has a tablet shape with a 2.4-inch 480 x 360 display above a small but complete keyboard. This device is offered by Sprint and Verizon, and is one of these carriers’ few models that can be used in the U.S. and abroad. Read a Review

BlackBerry Bold 9650

5. Samsung Captivate (New) – Previous AT&T smartphones running Google’s mobile operating system have been entry-level devices, but the Samsung Captivate is this carrier’s first with cutting-edge features like a 4-inch, WVGA (800 x 480) Super AMOLED display and 16 GB of internal storage. It also has a 1 GHz processor, 5.0 megapixel camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, and much more. Read a Review

Samsung Captivate

6. Apple iPhone 4 (Previously #3) – Apple’s fourth-generation smartphone is a significant upgrade from the iPhone 3GS, offering a much better screen, faster processor, and video conferencing. It has a slimmer design and runs iOS 4.0, the latest version of Apple’s operating system. The iPhone 4 has a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with a flash and either 16 GB or 32 GB of storage. Read a Review

Apple iPhone 4

7. HTC Aria (New) – With its 3.2-inch, 320 x 480 (HVGA) touchscreen, the HTC Aria emphasizes portability, but still has a lot to offer, like a 5 megapixel camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, and much more. It is AT&T’s second smartphone running Google’s Android OS, and it comes with a suite of communication and entertainment software. Read a Review

HTC Aria

8. HTC Droid Incredible (Previously #4) – The Incredible runs Google’s Android OS on a 1 GHz processor, and includes a 3.7-inch WVGA (480 x 800) AMOLED touchscreen, mobile broadband, 8 GB of internal storage, and an 8 megapixel camera. This high-end smartphone is available exclusively from Verizon. Read a Review

HTC Droid Incredible

9. LG Ally (Previously #6) – The LG Ally is a mid-range smartphone with Google’s Android OS available from Verizon Wireless. It features a sliding keyboard, WVGA screen, 4 GB of storage, and a 3.2 megapixel camera. Read a Review

LG Ally

10. Samsung Vibrant (New) – This new smartphone from T-Mobile offers cutting-edge features like a 1 GHz processor, a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, and 16 GB of internal storage. It also has Google’s Android OS 2.1, a 5 megapixel camera, 3G, Wi, and much more. Read a Preview

Samsung Vibrant

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 June 2010. Also, check out how the current standings for this week’s best laptops look.




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