Most Popular Smartphones of November 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.

There was quite a bit of turnover last month, as October’s list includes four new devices running the Android OS, Blackberry OS, and Windows Phone 7.

1. Samsung Captivate (Previously #1) – 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

Purchase the Samsung Captivate

Samsung Captivate

2. 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

Purchase the Blackberry Curve 8530

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530

3. BlackBerry Bold 9650 (Previously #3) – 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

Purchase the BlackBerry Bold 9650

BlackBerry Bold 9650

4. Apple iPod touch (Gen 4) (Previously #6) – This handheld computer sports many of the features that debuted in the iPhone 4, including a 3.5-inch, 640 x 960 “Retina” touchscreen, as well as front- and rear-facing cameras, giving support for video conferencing. There are three versions: 8 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB. Read a Review

Purchase the Apple iPod Touch

Apple iPhone 4

5. Motorola Defy (New) – The Motorola Defy is a mid-range model from T-Mobile running Google’s Android OS. This smartphone has been designed to survive in day-to-day life, as it is water and scratch resistant as well as dust proof. It has a 3.7-inch, 854 X 480 touchscreen, 3G, Wi-Fi, and a 5 megapixel camera. Read a Review

Purchase the Motorola Defy

Motorola Defy

6. BlackBerry Style (New) – This is RIM’s first smartphone with a clamshell design and a QWERTY keyboard. It has a 2.7-inch, QVGA internal display as well as a 2-inch external one. The Style is one of the first with the new BlackBerry OS 6.0, which offers an updated user interface as well as a greatly improved web browser. It’s available exclusively from Sprint. Read a Review

Purchase the BlackBerry Style

BlackBerry Style

7. HTC EVO 4G (Previously #5) – 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 Review

Purchase the HTC EVO 4G


8. Samsung Continuum (New) – This Android OS model from Verizon has a fairly standard high-end feature set, but with an unusual addition: a second screen just below its main one. The primary display is a 3.4-inch WVGA (480 x 800) touchscreen, while the smaller one is a 1.8-inch 96 x 480 display. Aside from this, the Continuum has 3G, Wi-Fi, 10 GB of storage capacity, and a 5 megapixel camera. Read a Preview

Purchase the Samsung Continuum

Samsung Continuum

9. Dell Streak (Returning) Dell’s tablet phone sports a 5-inch, WVGA touchscreen. It runs Google’s mobile operating system on a 1 GHz processor, and has a custom user interface overlaid over the standard one. In addition to support for AT&T’s 3G service, the Streak sports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1. plus a GPS receiver. It also comes with 16 GB of storage in the form of a removable microSD memory card, a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera on its back, and a front-facing one for video conferencing. Read a Review

Purchase the Dell Streak

Dell Streak

10. Samsung Focus (New) – The Samsung Focus is one of AT&T’s first round of smartphones running Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7. It has 4-inch WVGA Super AM-OLED touchscreen and a tablet shape. The device offers a high-end feature set, including 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 1 GHz processor. Read a Preview

Purchase the Samsung Focus

Samsung Focus

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

For last month’s ranking, see Most Popular Smartphones and Handhelds of October 2010.




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