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.
There was a resurgence of interest in Apple’s iPhone in May, as the release of this smartphone draws near. Interest remains high in the HTC Advantage, a UMPC-like handheld that runs Windows Mobile.
|1. HTC Advantage X7501 (Previously #3) – 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.|
|2. Palm Treo 755p (Previously #1) – The Treo 755p debuted during the month of May. It is one of Palm’s first 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|
|3. Apple iPhone (Returning) – 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.|
|4. HP iPAQ rx5915 Travel Companion (Previously #5) – 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 Curve (8300) (New) – The BlackBerry Curve, also called the 8300, is one of RIM’s next generation devices with multimedia capabilities, including playing music and video. It has a built-in QWERTY keyboard and a 320-by-240-pixel (QVGA) display. It also includes a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0, and a microSD card slot. BlackBerry Curve Reviews | BlackBerry Curve User Opinions|
|6. HP iPAQ hw6900 Mobile Messenger (Previously #7) – 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|
|7. Samsung BlackJack (Previously #9) – 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|
|8. Palm Treo 750 (Previously #4) – 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|
|9. Cingular 8525 (Previously #10) – 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. Palm TX (Previously #8) – 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|
Falling out of the top ten most popular devices from the previous month are the:
To see last month’s ranking, see Most Popular Smartphones and PDAs of April.