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.
With so many models coming on the market this season, it’s not surprising that the top of this list is dominated by new smartphones. Still, four traditional handhelds made the list.
|1. Palm Centro (Previously #3) – The Palm Centro is the second device from this company using a new smaller and lighter design. Nevertheless, it still includes a full keyboard and a 320 by 320 pixel touchscreen. This Palm OS device runs on Sprint’s CDMA network, and supports this carrier’s high-speed EV-DO wireless network. Palm Centro Reviews | Palm Centro User Opinions|
|2. AT&T Tilt (New) – The AT&T Tilt is a Windows Mobile 6 smartphone with an innovative shape. When its screen is slid aside to expose the QWERTY keyboard, it flips up at an angle, making the device look something like a mini laptop. It also includes 3G support, a 3 MP camera, and a GPS receiver. AT&T Tilt Reviews | AT&T Tilt User Opinions|
|3. Samsung SCH-i760 (New) – The Samsung SCH-i760 runs Windows Mobile 6 Professional, and is sports both a built-in keyboard and a numberpad.For those looking for a device with 3G, the i760 can connect to EV-DO networks, plus it has Wi-Fi. In addition, it includes Bluetooth 2.0. Samsung i760 Reviews | Samsung i760 User Opinions|
|4. HP iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld (Previously #6) – The iPAQ 210 will be in the tradition of high-end models like the iPAQ hx4700 or Dell Axim X51v. It will offer a 4-inch, VGA 4-inch touchscreen; a 624 MHz processor; and a 2200 mAh battery. It will also include both SD and CompactFlash card slots. In addition, the 210 will have Wi-Fi b/g, and Bluetooth. HP has not said when this traditional handheld will be released.|
|5. HTC Mogul (Previously #2) – 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|
|6. Apple iPod touch (Previously #1) – 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, and includes the same on-screen QWERTY keyboard. However, it lacks the email application of Apple’s smartphone. Apple iPod touch Reviews | Apple iPod touch User Opinions|
|7. Apple iPhone (Previously #4) – The iPhone is Apple’s combination smartphone and iPod. This device supports the iTunes music service, and it sports 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|
|8. HTC Advantage X7501 (Previously #5) – 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|
|9. Palm TX (Previously #7) – 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|
|10. HP iPAQ rx5915 Travel Companion (Previously #8) – 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|
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 September 2007.
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