Most Popular Smartphones and Handhelds of March 2009

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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. LG Versa (New) – The LG Versa is a Touchscreen phone with a removable QWERTY keyboard. The device uses a proprietary operating system with a 3D touch interface. It supports Verizon’s EV-DO mobile broadband service, and also comes equipped with Bluetooth and a 2 megapixel camera. Read a Review

HTC Touch HD

2. RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 (Previously #3) – The Storm is the first BlackBerry with a touchscreen. This is genuinely the centerpiece of the device, as it is also the first BlackBerry without a built-in keyboard. The 9530 is Verizon’s version of this device, which offers EV-DO and support for GSM networks, including HSDPA. Read a Preview

BlackBerry Storm 9530

3. LG Incite (Previously #2) – The LG Incite has the distinction of being the first smartphone from LG released by a major U.S. wireless carrier. It runs the latest version of Microsoft’s Windows Mobile, and includes a wQVGA touchscreen, 3G, and Wi-Fi. Read a Review

LG Incite

4. Nokia E71 (Previously #9) – The Nokia E71 is a Symbian S60 smartphone with a 320-by-240-pixel QVGA screen and QWERTY keyboard in a body that is only 10mm thick. It comes with Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.2 megapixel digital camera with Carl Zeiss optics and auto focus, and a microSDHC memory card slot. Read a Review

Nokia E71

5. Samsung Omnia i900 (Previously #1) – While this smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro, Samsung has added its fingertip-friendly TouchWiz user interface. This smartphone has either either 8 GB or 16 GB of Storage and a 5-megapixel camera. It is a quad-band GSM phone with 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, but Verizon has recently introduced a CDMA version with EV-DO. Read a Review

Samsung Omnia i900

6. Apple iPod touch  (Previously #8) – 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, includes the same on-screen QWERTY keyboard, and can run applications written for the iPhone. Read a Review

Apple iPod touch

7. Palm Treo Pro (Returning) – Palm’s latest Windows Mobile smartphone has the classic Treo design with a 320-by-320-pixel display, Wi-Fi, GPS, and more. This model is available from Sprint, Altel, and also unlocked. Read a Review

Palm Treo Pro

8. RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Previously #10) – The BlackBerry Curve was created for consumers and business people who wanted a BlackBerry with a full keyboard in a sleek-looking package. The 8330 is for CDMA carriers, including both Sprint and Verizon, and includes a GPS receiver. Read a Review

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330

9. Apple iPhone 3G (Previously #6) – The iPhone is Apple’s very popular combination smartphone and iPod. Available exclusively from AT&T in the U.S., this device offers support for 3G, an HVGA screen, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Read a Review

Apple iPhone

10. T-Mobile G1 (Previously #5) – The T-Mobile G1 is the first smartphone running Android, an operating system developed by Google. It is a consumer-oriented device with support for this carrier’s new 3G network. It includes an HVGA touchscreen, a QWERTY keyboard, GPS, and Wi-Fi. Read a Review

T-Mobile G1

Falling out of the top ten most popular devices from the previous month is the:

To see last month’s ranking, see Most Popular Smartphones and Handhelds of January 2009.




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