Most Popular Smartphones of August 2009

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Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the most smartphones and other devices our readers are most interested in. 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. Samsung Solstice (New) – This consumer-oriented smartphone from AT&T has a 3-inch touchscreen and uses Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface. It comes with social networking, messaging and multimedia software. Other feastures include support for 3G, a 2.0 megapixel camera with video support, and a microSD memory card slot. Read a Review

Samsung Solstice

2. Nokia E71 and E71x (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. The E71x is a special version just for AT&T. Read a Review

Nokia E71

3. Nokia E63 (Previously #1) – 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

4. Nokia N97 (Previously #9) – The Nokia N97 is a high-end Symbian S60 smartphone with a 3.5-inch touchscreen that slides back to reveal a QWERTY keyboard. Other features include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, 5.0 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, music player, and A-GPS. Read a Review

Nokia N97

5. RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Previously #2) – 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

6. RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630 (New) – The BlackBerry Tour is a smartphone from RIM now available from both Sprint and Verizon. This affordable model offers a full QWERTY keyboard and support for both CDMA and GSM networks — including EV-DO and HSDPA — allowing it to be used around the world. Read a Review

RIM BlackBerry Tour

7. RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 (Previously #7) – 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 Review

RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530

8. RIM BlackBerry Bold 9000 (Previously #8) – The Bold offers a half-VGA (480 by 320 pixel) display, QWERTY keyboard, robust support for viewing and editing Microsoft Office documents, and support for tri-band HSDPA high-speed 3G networks around the world. Read a Review

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9000

9. HTC Snap (New) – This is a slim, inexpensive Windows phone with an emphasis on messaging. Its Inner Circle feature prioritizes e-mail for the user from a pre-selected group of contacts. Running Windows Mobile 6.1, it also features a QWERTY keyboard, mobile broadband access, Wi-Fi,and Bluetooth 2.0.  Read a Review

HTC Snap

10. Samsung Impression (Returning) – 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

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 Handhelds of July 2009.




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