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.
Continuing a trend that developed a few months ago, several of the most popular devices in April are ones not yet on the market.
|1. Palm Treo 755p (Previously #1) – The Treo 755p is just a rumor at this point. It is supposedly going to be a version of the Treo 750 in terms of form factor, but run the Garnet OS. It is reportedly being created for CDMA carriers like Sprint.|
|2. LG Prada (Previously #7) – The LG Prada isn’t a smartphone, but it’s sleek styling and unique touchscreen user interface have led to this phone being regularly compared to the Apple iPhone. LG Prada Reviews | LG Prada User Opinions|
|3. HTC Advantage X7501 (New) – This upcoming Windows Mobile 6 handheld will sport numerous high-end features, like a 5-inch VGA screen, an 8 GB hard drive, removable keyboard, TV-out port, a GPS receiver, 3-megapixel camera with flash, and HSDPA.|
|4. Palm Treo 750 (Previously #3) – Palm’s latest Windows Mobile-based smartphone is slimmer than many previous Treos. Nevertheless, like Palm’s earlier Pocket PCs, it has a 240-by-240-pixel display above a QWERTY keyboard. Palm Treo 750 Reviews | Palm Treo 750 User Opinions|
|5. HP iPAQ rx5915 Travel Companion (Previously #4) – The iPAQ rx5915 isn’t being dubbed as a PDA, but rather a Travel Companion as it has a built-in SiRFstar III GSC3F GPS chip and comes bundled with mapping software. Nevertheless, it’s a regular Pocket PC with 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth. iPAQ rx1915 Reviews | iPAQ rx1915 User Opinions|
|6. RIM BlackBerry 8800 (Previously #5) – This cellular-wireless device has a full QWERTY keyboard and is large enough to qualify as a handheld, though many might call it a smartphone. It is one of RIM’s first models to include significant support for multimedia, including playing video and MP3 files. RIM BlackBerry 8800 Reviews | RIM BlackBerry 8800 User Opinions|
|7. HP iPAQ hw6900 Mobile Messenger (Previously #8) – This Pocket PC uses a tablet shape with a built-in QWERTY keyboard, a form-factor that’s become very popular for cellular-wireless devices. It also includes Wi-Fi, a miniSD slot, and the latest version of Windows Mobile. HP iPAQ hw6900 Reviews | HP iPAQ hw6900 User Opinions|
|8. Palm TX (Previously #6) – Palm’s TX is appealing for its integrated Wi-Fi and easy to digest price point. Most people find this Palm OS handheld to be easy to use, and it offers a large and crisp display. Palm TX Reviews | Palm TX User Opinions|
|9. Samsung BlackJack (Previously #2) – The Samsung BlackJack is a slim Windows Mobile Smartphone with a built-in keyboard. It is currently available from Cingular Wireless and can access this carrier’s 3G cellular-wireless network. Samsung BlackJack Reviews | Samsung BlackJack User Opinions|
|10. Cingular 8525 (Previously #9) – The 8525 is a Pocket PC phone that has a landscape orientation, with a QWERTY keyboard located on a slider so it can be hidden behind the QVGA touchscreen. It offers UMTS/HSDPA high-speed cellular-wireless networking., as well as Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth 2.0. Cingular 8525 Reviews | Cingular 8525 User Opinions|
Falling out of the top ten most popular devices from the previous month was the:
To see last month’s ranking, see Most Popular Smartphones and PDAs of March.