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.
The top few devices have remained essentially unchanged for several months, but the Palm Centro made a strong showing in its first month on the list.
|1. HTC Mogul (Previously #1) – The HTC Mogul is CDMA device created for carriers like Verizon and 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|
|2. HTC Advantage X7501 (Previously #3) – This Windows Mobile 6 handheld sports 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. HTC Advantage X7501 Reviews | HTC Advantage X7501 User Opinions|
|3. Apple iPhone (Previously #2) – The iPhone is Apple’s combination smartphone and iPod. This device supports the iTunes music service, and it sports either 4 GB or 8 GB of built-in storage.It’s real claim to fame, though, is its innovative user interface based entirely around its touchscreen. Apple iPhone Reviews | Apple iPhone User Opinions|
|4. Palm Centro (New) – Although Palm, Inc. has pre-announced some of the details of this upcoming smartphone, at this point only a broad outline of it is available. All that’s known for certain is that this will be Palm’s smallest smartphone ever; nevertheless, it will still include a full keyboard and touch screen. It will initially be offered in the U.S. by Sprint, and will support this carrier’s high-speed EV-DO wireless network.|
|5. Palm Treo 755p (Previously #5) – The Treo 755p is one of Palm’s latest generation of smartphones with a slimmer profile and no external antenna. It runs the Garnet OS (formerly Palm OS Garnet). The 755p was created for CDMA carriers, and offers support for the 3G cellular-wireless networking standard EV-DO. Treo 755p Reviews | Treo 755p User Opinions|
|6. 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|
|7. Cingular 8525 (Previously #7) – The 8525 is a Pocket PC phone available from AT&T 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|
|8. Palm TX (Previously #9) – 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. 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|
|10. Samsung BlackJack (Previously #7) – The Samsung BlackJack is a slim Windows Mobile Smartphone with a built-in keyboard. It is currently available from AT&T and can access this carrier’s 3G cellular-wireless network. Samsung BlackJack Reviews | Samsung BlackJack User Opinions|
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 PDAs of July.
Check out other popular lists from the TechnologyGuide.com family of sites: