Most Popular Smartphones of March 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 #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

2. Nokia E63 (Previously #3) – 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

3. Samsung Moment (Previously #5) – 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

4. HTC HD2 (Previously #4) – 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. It is available exclusively from T-Mobile. Read a Preview


5. Nokia N900 (Previously #2) – 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

6. Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 (New) – This is Sony Ericsson’s second high-end smartphone running Microsoft Windows Mobile. It has a WVGA display, sliding keyboard, 8.1 megapixel camera, mobile broadband, and much more, including a custom user interface created by its manufacturer. Read a Review

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2

7. RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 (Returning) – This is the second model in the Bold series. It has the same general design as its predecessor, including a QWERTY keyboard, but with a new look. It is smaller than the original, and also has a slightly smaller screen, but at the same HVGA resolution. The 9700 has a faster 624 MHz processor and a higher-resolution 3.2 MPx camera. It’s offered by both AT&T and T-Mobile. Read a Review

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700

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

RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530

9. Palm Pre Plus (New) – 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 multitouch-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

10. HTC EVO 4G (New) – The HTC EVO 4G will be the first smartphone available in the U.S. with WiMAX.  This very high-end model will have a 4.3-inch touchscreen, a slim tablet shape, and 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, as well as a wide range of other features. It is going to run Google’s Android OS, and have HTC Sense, this company’s alternate user interface that expands on Google’s standard one. Read a Preview


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 February 2010.




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