Most Popular Smartphones and Handhelds of January 2008

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Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the most popular handhelds and smartphones. 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.

The biggest development in January was the long-awaited release of the iPAQ 210, jumping this traditional handheld to near the top of the list

1. Verizon XV6800 (Previously #1) – The XV6800 is Verizon’s latest high-end Windows Mobile 6 phone, and the replacement for the XV6700. It has a tablet shape, but with a landscape-oriented keyboard that can be hidden behind its QVGA touchscreen. It offers 3G (EV-DO Rev. 0), Wi-Fi b/g, and Bluetooth 2.0. Verizon XV6800 Reviews | Verizon XV6800 User Opinions

Verizon XV6800

2. HP iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld (Previously #8) – The new iPAQ 210 is in the tradition of high-end models like the iPAQ hx4700 or Dell Axim X51v. It  offers a 4-inch, VGA 4-inch touchscreen; a 624 MHz processor; and a 2200 mAh battery. It also includes both SD and CompactFlash card slots. In addition, the 210 has Wi-Fi b/g, and Bluetooth. HP iPAQ 210 ReviewsHP iPAQ 210 User Opinions

HP iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld

3. HP iPAQ 110 Classic Handheld (Previously #2) – Despite its slender build, this traditional handheld packs Windows Mobile 6 Classic, a 624 MHz processor, Wi-Fi b/g, and Bluetooth. iPAQ 110 Reviews | iPAQ 110 User Opinions

iPAQ 110

4. Samsung BlackJack II (Previously #3) – As its name implies, the BlackJack II is an updated version of a Windows Mobile smartphone that launched in 2006. The newer model adds an internal GPS receiver to its predecessor’s design, as well as overseas 3G support, Windows Mobile 6 Standard, more internal memory, and a higher-resolution 2 megapixel camera. Samsung BlackJack II Reviews | Samsung BlackJack II User Opinions

Samsung BlackJack II

5. AT&T Tilt (Previously #6) – The AT&T Tilt is a Windows Mobile 6 smartphone with an innovative shape. When its screen is slid aside to expose the QWERTY keyboard, it flips up at an angle, making the device look something like a mini laptop. It also includes 3G support, a 3 MP camera, and a GPS receiver. AT&T Tilt Reviews | AT&T Tilt User Opinions

AT&T Tilt

6. HTC Touch (Previously #5) – The HTC Touch is a Windows Mobile 6 smartphone designed around a new fingertip-oriented control system. In addition, it offers a sleek consumer-oriented design. A GSM version of the it has been making waving in Europe and Asia since this summer, and Sprint recently introduced a CDMA version in the U.S. HTC Touch Reviews | HTC Touch User Opinions

HTC Touch

7. Palm TX (Previously #9) – Although it is aging, many people still regard the TX as the best Palm OS traditional handheld available.  It includes integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, an HVGA display, and an SD slot. Palm TX Reviews | Palm TX User Opinions

Palm TX

8. Samsung SCH-i760 (Previously #4) – The Samsung SCH-i760 runs Windows Mobile 6 Professional, and is sports both a built-in keyboard and a numberpad.For those looking for a device with 3G, the i760 can connect to EV-DO networks, plus it has Wi-Fi. In addition, it includes Bluetooth 2.0. Samsung i760 Reviews | Samsung i760 User Opinions

Samsung SCH-i760

9. Apple iPod touch (Previously #7) – In some respects the iPod touch can be thought of as being an iPhone without the phone. It features the same touch-based interface as Apple’s smartphone, and includes the same on-screen QWERTY keyboard. However, it lacks the email application of iPhone. Apple iPod touch Reviews | Apple iPod touch User Opinions

Apple iPod touch

10. HTC Mogul (Previously #10) – The HTC Mogul is CDMA device created for carriers like Verizon and Sprint (which also calls it the PPC-6800). This is a Pocket PC phone that has a tablet shape, but with a landscape-oriented keyboard that can be hidden behind its QVGA touchscreen. It offers a built-in keyboard, Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, and is upgradeable to EV-DO Revision A.  |

 HTC Mogul

To see last month’s ranking, see Most Popular Smartphones and PDAs of December 2007.




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