Most Popular Smartphones of November 2009

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Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the 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.

Three of the hottest devices of this season debuted in November, and it’s not surprising that all of these showed up on this list.

1. HTC HD2 (Previously #3) – The HTC HD2 is a very high-end Windows phone with a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen and 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. It runs Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro, but includes a new version of HTC’s custom user interface layered on top. This device has 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, microSD card sot, and much more. Read a Preview


2. Samsung Moment (Previously #2) – The Samsung Moment is a smartphone running Google’s Android OS now available from Sprint. It has a sliding keyboard, 3G, Wi-Fi, and a 5 MPx camera, but its real claim to fame is a beautiful AM-OLED display. Sprint is the exclusive provider, and it supports this carrier’s EV-DO mobile broadband network. Read a Review

Samsung Moment

3. Nokia N900 (Previously #4) – The Nokia N900 runs a new version of Nokia’s open-source Linux-based operating system, Maemo 5. Like its predecessors, the earlier Internet Tablets, it is a slider with a large WVGA touchscreen and a landscape-oriented keyboard. However, unlike the earlier models, this is a smartphone with HSPA 3G. It also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It’s available unlocked from Nokia. Read a Preview

Nokia N900

4. Motorola Droid (New) – The Motorola Droid is the new flagship Android OS device, running the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. It is a slider, with a landscape-oriented QWERTY keyboard and a large, high-resolution capacitive touchscreen with haptic feedback. This device comes with a 16 GB memory card, GPS receiver, and 5 MPx camera. Verizon is the exclusive provider. Read a Review

Motorola Droid

5. HTC Hero (Previously #1) – The Hero is an Android-based phone that’s available from Sprint and in Europe, but in different designs. Both versions have a tablet shape with a WVGA touchscreen, mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, and a 5.0 MPx camera. Read a Review

HTC Hero

6. HTC Touch Pro2 (Previously #6) – This high-end Windows phone is a business powerhouse, and sports a wide array of features, including a large WVGA touchscreen, a QWERTY keyboard, GPS, mobile broadband, and Wi-Fi. It’s available now from Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. AT&T also has a version re-named the Tilt2. Read a Review

HTC Touch Pro2

7. RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 (New) – This is the second model in this series. It has the same general design as its predecessor, including a QWERTY keyboard, but with a new look. It is smaller than the original, and also has a slightly smaller screen, but at the same HVGA resolution. The 9700 has a faster 624 MHz processor and a higher-resolution 3.2 MPx camera. It’s offered by both AT&T and T-Mobile. Read a Review

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700

8. Nokia E63 (Previously #8) – 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. In the U.S. it’s sold unlocked, and can be used with AT&T or T-Mobile. Read a Review

Nokia E63

9. Nokia E71 and E71x (Previously #9) – 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

10. RIM BlackBerry Storm2 (New) The replacement for last year’s troubled Storm has a great deal in common with its predecessor, but comes with a redesigned screen, Wi-Fi, and updated software. The Storm2 has a 3.2-inch, 480-by-360-pixel display, and depends on its on-screen keyboard for text input. It also has a 3.2-megapixel camera, GPS receiver, and a microSD card slot. It’s available exclusively from Verizon. Read a Review

BlackBerry Storm2

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 Handhelds of October 2009.




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