Most Popular Smartphones of May 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. Nokia E63 (Previously #4) – 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

2. Nokia E71 (Previously #5) – 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

3. 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

4. HTC Touch Pro2 (Previously #1) – 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

5. Samsung Impression (Previously #2) – 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

6. Nokia N97 (New) – The Nokia N97 is an upcoming Symbian S60 smartphone with a 3.5-inch touchscreen that slides back to reveal a QWERTY keyboard. Other features will include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, 5.0 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, music player, and A-GPS. Read a Preview

Nokia N97

7. LG Incite (Previously #10) – 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

8. RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 (Previously #6) – 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

9. Palm Pre  (New) – The Palm Pre will be the first device to use Palm’s webOS. It will feature a sliding keyboard as well as a multi-touch-capable 3.1-inch display. This device will also be 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 Preview

Palm Pre

10. RIM BlackBerry Bold 9000 (Returning) – 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

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 April 2009.




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