Most Popular Smartphones and Handhelds of June 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 HTC Touch Diamond debuted in June, so it’s no surprise it’s at the top of this list. And Apple announced the second-generation iPhone, and it’s also near the top of readers’ interest.

1. HTC Touch Diamond (New) – 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. HTC Touch Diamond Reviews

HTC Touch Diamond

2. Apple iPhone 3G (New) – The iPhone is Apple’s combination smartphone and iPod. The new version of this device, which will debut in July, adds support for 3G and third-party applications. 

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. HTC Touch Reviews | HTC Touch User Opinions

HTC Touch

4. HP iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld (Previously #1) – 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. HP iPAQ 210 ReviewsHP iPAQ 210 User Opinions

HP iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld

5. Nokia N96 (Previously #4) – The Nokia N96 is an upcoming high-end Symbian/S60 smartphone with a multimedia focus. This is an upgrade for the N95, and offers 16 GB of internal storage, twice as much as the previous model. It will be able to play video in a variety of formats on its 2.8-inch, QVGA display. The N96 will also have a 5 megapixel camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, and a microSD slot. Nokia N96 Preview

Nokia N96

6. Palm Centro (Previously #10) – 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 network does it offer high-speed 3G access. Palm Centro Reviews | Palm Centro User Opinions

Palm Centro

7. HTC Mogul (Previously #5) – The HTC Mogul is CDMA device offered by 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 Reviews | HTC Mogul User Opinions

 HTC Mogul

8. Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 (Returning) – 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. Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Preview

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

9. HP iPAQ 110 Classic Handheld (Previously #10) – 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

10. Apple iPod touch (Returning) – 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. Apple iPod touch Reviews | Apple iPod touch User Opinions

Apple iPod touch

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




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