Most Popular PDAs and Smartphones of July 2006

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Welcome to the monthly listing of the most popular handhelds and smartphones on Brighthand. 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.

These ranking don’t necessarily indicate which models are the best selling, just which ones Brighthand readers are most interesting in learning more about.

A couple of recently released devices made their debut on this list last month, while two that have been out for years are still on there, also.

1. HP iPAQ hw6900 Mobile Messenger (Previously #2) – This model greatly resembles one already being offered by HP, the hw6500, but offers some features not included in the hw6500, like Wi-Fi and the latest version of Windows Mobile. It does, however, lose a memory card slot, so it supports only miniSD cards. HP iPAQ hw6900 Reviews | HP iPAQ hw6900 User Opinions

HP iPAQ hw6900 Mobile Messenger

2. Motorola Q (Previously #1) – Its maker claims that the Motorola Q is “the world’s thinnest, lightest QWERTY phone”. It has a tablet design, with a 320-by-240-pixel screen above a backlit keyboard. In a slightly unusual move, this screen is in landscape mode by default. Motorola Q Reviews | Motorola Q User Opinions

Motorola Q

3. Sony VAIO UX Micro PC (New) – The new Sony VAIO UX Micro PC is a full Windows XP computer not much bigger than a typical handheld. It’s fairly expensive, but it packs a great many features into a small package, like a keyboard and numerous wireless networking options. Sony VAIO UX Micro PC Reviews | Sony VAIO UX Micro PC User Opinions

Sony VAIO UX Micro PC

4. Palm TX  (Previously #5) – Palm’s TX is appealing for its integrated Wi-Fi and easy to digest price point. The TX is easy to use and offers a large and crisp display. Palm TX Reviews | Palm TX User Opinions

Palm TX

5. T-Mobile Sidekick 3 (New) – With its strong focus on consumer friendlyness, the Sidekick line has developed a devoted following. The latest model offers some new features, like Bluetooth for wireless headset use and a miniSD card slot.  T-Mobile Sidekick 3 Reviews | T-Mobile Sidekick 3 User Opinions

T-Mobile Sidekick 3
6. Dell Axim X51v  (Previously #7) – Dell’s latest — and greatest — Pocket PC not only offers the newest version of Windows Mobile, it also has a VGA screen, a fast processor, lots of storage, two types of wireless networking, and much, much more. Dell Axim X51v Reviews | Dell Axim X51v User Opinions  

Dell Axim X51v

7. Palm Treo 700p (Previously #8) – The latest smartphone from Palm, Inc. has a great deal in common with the Treo 650. Both have the same general shape and both run the Palm OS. However, the 700p has a better camera and more memory. Currently it’s available from Sprint and Verizon.  Palm Treo 700p Reviews | Palm Treo 700p User Opinions

8. Cingular 8125  (Previously #3) – This cellular-wireless handheld offers a larger built-in keyboard than most smartphones and a QVGA screen. It is, obviously, available on Cingular’s network. Cingular 8125 ReviewsCingular 8125 User Opinions

Cingular 8125

9. Palm Treo 650 (Previously #9) – This Palm OS smartphone from Palm, Inc. is now widely available around the world, in both GSM and CDMA versions. Despite being several years old, it remains popular. Palm Treo 650 Reviews | Palm Treo 650 User Opinions Palm Treo 650
10. Garmin iQue 3600 (Previously #10) – Although it has been on the market for several years, the iQue 3600 remains one of the best options for those looking for a Palm OS handheld with a built-in GPS receiver. Garmin iQue 3600 Reviews | Garmin iQue 3600 User Opinions

Falling out of the top 10 most popular PDAs and smartphones from the previous month are the:

For rankings from last month, see Most Popular PDAs and Smartphones of June.

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