Most Popular Smartphones of April 2009

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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 during the preceding four weeks.

1. HTC Touch Pro2 (New) – This upcoming high-end Windows phone will sport a wide array of features, including a WVGA touchscreen, a QWERTY keyboard, GPS, mobile broadband, and Wi-Fi. It’s expected to debut this summer. Read a Preview

HTC Touch Pro2

2. Samsung Impression (New) – The Samsung Impression is the first phone widely available in the U.S. with a AMOLED touchscreen. This device runs a proprietary operating system, but still offers many standard smartphone features, including a robust web browser and email. Read a Review

Samsung Impression

3. RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Previously #8) – The BlackBerry Curve was created for consumers and business people who wanted a BlackBerry with a full keyboard in a sleek-looking package. The 8330 is for CDMA carriers, including both Sprint and Verizon, and includes a GPS receiver. Read a Review

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330

4. Nokia E63 (New) – The E63 is an inexpensive, Symbian S60 device that uses a tablet shape, with a front-facing QWERTY keyboard and a 2.4-inch display. Despite its consumer focus it also sports features for business users. Read a Review

Nokia E63

5. Nokia E71 (Previously #4) – The Nokia E71 is a Symbian S60 smartphone with a 320-by-240-pixel QVGA screen and QWERTY keyboard in a body that is only 10mm thick. It comes with Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.2 megapixel digital camera with Carl Zeiss optics and auto focus, and a microSDHC memory card slot. Read a Review

Nokia E71

6. RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 (Previously #2) – The Storm is the first BlackBerry with a touchscreen. This is genuinely the centerpiece of the device, as it is also the first BlackBerry without a built-in keyboard. The 9530 is Verizon’s version of this device, which offers EV-DO and support for GSM networks, including HSDPA. Read a Preview

BlackBerry Storm 9530

7. Samsung Instinct s30  (New) – The Instinct s30 is almost the same size as its predecessor, the original Samsung Instinct but slimmer. It also has many of the same features, including a touchscreen, GPS, and wireless broadband (EV-DO Rev. A). However, the s30 offer an improved web-browsing experience thanks to Opera Mini 4.2. Read a Preview

Samsung Instinct s30

8. LG Versa (Previously #1) – The LG Versa is a Touchscreen phone with a removable QWERTY keyboard. The device uses a proprietary operating system with a 3D touch interface. It supports Verizon’s EV-DO mobile broadband service, and also comes equipped with Bluetooth and a 2 megapixel camera. Read a Review

HTC Touch HD

9. Samsung Omnia i900 (Previously #5) – While this smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro, Samsung has added its fingertip-friendly TouchWiz user interface. This smartphone has either either 8 GB or 16 GB of Storage and a 5-megapixel camera. It is available as a quad-band GSM phone with 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, but Verizon has a CDMA version with EV-DO. Read a Review

Samsung Omnia i900

10. LG Incite (Previously #3) – The LG Incite has the distinction of being the first smartphone from LG released by a major U.S. wireless carrier. It runs the latest version of Microsoft’s Windows Mobile, and includes a wQVGA touchscreen, 3G, and Wi-Fi. Read a Review

LG Incite

Falling out of the top ten most popular devices from the previous month is the:





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