Most Popular Smartphones of June 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. Apple iPhone 3G S  (New) – Apple’s third-generation smartphone is the iPhone 3G S. The S is for “speed,” and this model is faster than its predecessor in a variety of ways. Aside from this, though, it greatly resembles the earlier iPhone in many ways. Read a Review

Apple iPhone 3G S

2. Palm Pre  (Previously #9) – The Palm Pre is the first device to use Palm’s webOS. It feature a sliding keyboard as well as a multi-touch-capable 3.1-inch display. This device is also equipped with 8 GB of on-board storage, Wi-Fi (802.11b/802.11g) wireless network connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1, micro-USB connectivity, and a 3.0 megapixel camera with LED flash. Read a Review

Palm Pre

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. RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Previously #3) – 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

5. Apple iPhone 3G (Returning) – The iPhone is Apple’s very popular combination smartphone and iPod. It’s available exclusively from AT&T in the U.S., where it recently dropped to $100. This device offers support for 3G, an HVGA screen, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.  Read a Review

Apple iPhone 3G

6. HTC Touch Pro2 (Previously #4) – 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

7. HTC Touch Diamond2 (New) – The HTC Touch Diamond2 is a Windows phone that features HTC’s TouchFLO 3D interface. It will be relatively small, tablet-shaped device with a 3.2-inch WVGA touchscreen, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, and much more. Read a Review

HTC Touch Diamond2

8. Nokia 5800 Xpress Music (New) – The Nokia 5800 Xpress Music is a music-oriented smartphone that is one of the first to run the version of Symbian S60 for touchscreen-enabled phones. It featuring a 3.2 inch display, 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash, Wi-Fi connectivity and integrated GPS navigation. Read a Review

Nokia 5800 Xpress Music

9. Samsung Alias 2  (New) – This is an inexpensive, consumer-oriented messaging phone from Verizon. Its dual-hinge design allows it to flip open with the keyboard in either a horizontal or portrait orientation. What sets it apart from the pack is its E-Ink keyboard, so what’s displayed on the keys can rotate as the device changes orientation. Read a Review

Samsung Alias 2

10. Nokia E71 (Previously #2) – 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

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 May 2009.




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