Most Popular Smartphones and Handhelds of October 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.

1. Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 – This is Sony Ericsson’s first Windows Mobile smartphone. Its focus is its 3-inch, WVGA (800 by 480 pixel) touchscreen, but it also includes a sliding QWERTY keyboard. In addition, this 3G phone has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Read a Preview

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

2. HTC Touch Diamond – 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

3. Nokia E71 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

4. Samsung Omnia i900 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. Read a Review

Samsung Omnia i900

5. T-Mobile G1 – 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 Preview

T-Mobile G1

6. RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100 – The Original Pearl has been around for two years, and qualifies as a classic. It was the first of a new generation of slimmer, more consumer-friendly BlackBerries. This quad-band phone has a SureType keyboard, a microSD card slot, and a 1.3 MPx camera. Read a Review

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100

7. RIM BlackBerry Curve 8300 – The BlackBerry Curve was created for consumers and business people who wanted a BlackBerry with a full keyboard in a sleeker-looking package. The 8300 is the version of this device for GSM networks.  Read a Review

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8300

8. RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 The BlackBerry Curve 8330 is very close to the BlackBerry Curve 8300, but this version is for CDMA carriers, including both Sprint and Verizon, and adds a GPS receiver. Read a Review

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330

9. Apple iPod touch  – 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

10. Samsung BlackJack II – The Samsung BlackJack II is a slim Windows Mobile Smartphone with a built-in keyboard. It is available from AT&T and can access this carrier’s 3G cellular-wireless network. Read a Review

Samsung BlackJack II




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