Most Popular Smartphones and Handhelds of July

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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.

1. HTC Touch Diamond (Previously #1) – This Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone is an upgraded version of the very popular HTC Touch. It has HTC’s new finger-friendly interface, 3G, a VGA display, 4 GB of on-board storage, Wi-Fi, and a 3-megapixel camera. Read a Review

HTC Touch Diamond

2. Apple iPhone 3G (Previously #2) - The iPhone is Apple’s combination smartphone and iPod. The new version of this device adds support for 3G and third-party applications. Like the previous model, it has an HVGA screen, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Read a Review

Apple iPhone

3. HTC Touch (Previously #3) - 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 it has been making waving in Europe and Asia since last summer, and Sprint  introduced a CDMA version in the U.S. in the fall. Read a Review

HTC Touch

4. HP iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld (Previously #4) – The iPAQ 210 is a high-end traditional handheld that offers a 4-inch, VGA 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. Read a Review

HP iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld

5. HTC Touch Pro (New) – The Touch Pro will be very similar to the Touch Diamond, but will add a sliding keyboard. This Windows Mobile 6.1 device will also sport 3G, a VGA display, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, and more.

 HTC Touch Pro

6. Samsung Instinct (New) – The Instinct is Sprint’s answer to the iPhone. This high-end featurephone offers 3G, email, a GPS receiver, music and video player, web browser, and more. Read a Review

Samsung Instinct

7. Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 (Previously #8) – When it is released later this year, this will be Sony Ericsson’s first Windows Mobile smartphone. The centerpiece of this device will be its 3-inch, WVGA (800 by 480 pixel) touchscreen. It will be a “slider,” which means its display will slide aside to reveal a QWERTY keyboard. In addition, this 3G phone will have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Read a Preview

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

8. Palm Centro (Previously #6) - The Palm Centro is this company’s smallest smartphone yet. Nevertheless, it still includes a full keyboard and a 320-by-320-pixel touchscreen. This Palm OS device is available for both GSM and CDMA carriers, but only on Sprint’s and Verizon’s network does it offer high-speed 3G access. Read a Review

Palm Centro

9. Apple iPod touch (Previously #10) – 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. Read a Review

Apple iPod touch

10. Palm TX (Returning) – Although it is aging, most 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. Read a Review

Palm TX

Falling out of the top ten most popular devices are the:

 

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