Most Popular Smartphones of June 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. HTC EVO 4G (Previously #3) – 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


1. BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Previously #1) – 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

3. Apple iPhone 4 (New) – 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

4. HTC Droid Incredible (Previously #2) – 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

5. 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

6. LG Ally (New) – 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

7. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 (Previously #4) – The Xperia X10 is chock full of high-end features, starting with its 4 inch, WVGA (480 x 854 pixel) capacitive touchscreen. In addition, it runs the Android OS on a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and has an 8.1-megapixel auto-focus camera with flash. No U.S. carrier is currently offering this model. Read a Review

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

8. Nokia E63 (Previously #6) – 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

9. Nokia N900 (Previously #8) – 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 Review

Nokia N900

10. Palm Pre Plus (Previously #7) – This is an enhanced version of the original Palm Pre, and offers 16 GB of internal storage, twice as much as the original. It features a sliding keyboard as well as a multi-touch-capable 3.1-inch, HVGA display. This device is equipped with 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 3.0 megapixel camera with LED flash. It can also act as a Wi-Fi hotspot for other devices. Read a Review

Palm Pre Plus

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 May 2010.




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