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.
This was especially true in March, as three of the top ten products weren’t even on the market yet.
|1. Palm Treo 755p (New) – 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 cariers like Sprint.|
|2. Samsung BlackJack (Previously #1) – 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|
|3. Palm Treo 750 (Previously #2) – 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|
|4. HP iPAQ rx5915 Travel Companion (Previously #3) – 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|
|5. RIM BlackBerry 8800 (New) – 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|
|6. Palm TX (Previously #5) – 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|
|7. LG Prada (New) – 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|
|8. HP iPAQ hw6900 Mobile Messenger (Previously #6) – 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|
|9. Cingular 8525 (Previously #4) – 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|
|10. Apple iPhone (Previously #7) – The iPhone is Apple’s upcoming combination smartphone and iPod. This device will support the iTunes music service, and it will sport either 4 GB or 8 GB of built-in storage.|
Falling out of the top 10 most popular devices from the previous month are the:
To see last month’s ranking, see Most Popular Smartphones and PDAs of February.