Most Popular PDAs and Smartphones of September 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.

Fall is in the air, and as always happens this time of year a great many new devices are hitting the market. That’s why it’s not surprising that many of the handhelds and smartphones on the Top 10 list have just recently been introduced.


1. HP iPAQ hw6900 Mobile Messenger (Previously #1) – 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. Palm Treo 700wx (New) – Treo 700wx is a Windows Mobile smartphone available exclusively from Sprint PCS in the United States. This is an updated version of the Treo 700w, a device that Verizon Wireless has been offering since early tis year. The biggest improvement in Sprint’s version of this smartphone is an increase in the amount of RAM. Aside from this, though, the latest Treo greatly resembles its predecessor. Palm Treo 700wx Reviews | Palm Treo 700wx User Opinions

Palm Treo 700w
3. Cingular 3125 (HTC Star Trek) (Previously #7) – The shape and size of this Windows Mobile device immediately invites comparison to Motorola’s wildly popular RAZR phone. But the 3125 offers far more functionality than the RAZR could ever dream of.  Cingular 3125 Reviews | Cingular 3125 User Opinions Cingular 3125

4. Sony VAIO UX Micro PC (Previously #2) – 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

5. Palm TX  (Previously #4) – 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

6. Motorola Q (Previously #3) – 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

7. RIM BlackBerry Pearl (New) – Even though this is a smartphone, not one of RIM’s larger cellular-wireless handhelds, it still breaks new ground for this company, as it is its first model of any kind with support for playing music and displaying video. RIM BlackBerry Pearl ReviewsRIM BlackBerry Pearl User Opinions

BlackBerry Pearl

8. 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

9. HP iPAQ h6300 Series (New) – This iPAQ was HP’s first attempt at making a cellular-wireless device. It has a traditional handheld design, but includes both GSM/GPRS and Wi-Fi capabilities. HP iPAQ h6300 Series Reviews | HP iPAQ h6300 Series User Opinions HP iPAQ h6300 Series
10. Nokia E50 (Previously #9) – Although it does not have a built-in keyboard, the E50 still offers good email functionality, including viewers for Microsoft Office files. Nokia E50 Reviews | Nokia E50 User Opinions Nokia E50

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



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