Most Popular Smartphones of October 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 certainly a wide range of interests last month, as the Top 10 includes devices running the Android OS, Blackberry OS, iOS, and even the Symbian OS.

1. Samsung Captivate (Previously #2) – 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

2. 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. 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

BlackBerry Bold 9650

4. Apple iPhone 4 (Previously #5) – 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

5. HTC EVO 4G (Previously #4) – 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


6. Apple iPod touch (Gen 4) (Previously #8) – 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

Apple iPhone 4

7. Motorola Droid X (Previously #6) – 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

8. BlackBerry Curve 3G (New) – The is the latest iteration on this long-running line of consumer-oriented smartphones. It is an inexpensive device that uses the typical BlackBerry design, and sports 3G wireless networking, Wi-Fi, and GPS. There are versions offered by Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, and AT&T will release one soon. Read a Review

BlackBerry Curve 3G

9. Samsung Vibrant (Previously #7) – 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 Review

Samsung Vibrant

10. Nokia N8 (New) – The N8 has a focus on recording and playing video, and sports a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics. Video plays on a 3.5-inch, 640 x 360, OLED display that functions as a capacitive touchscreen. More than just a portable TV and camcorder, it is a GSM phone with 3G wireless networking as well as Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1. This high-end smartphone is being offered directly to the public by Nokia. Read a Preview

Nokia N8

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 September 2010.




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