Most Popular Smartphones of October 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.

This month’s list is dominated by new and upcoming models, reflecting the large number of phones that have been announced in recent weeks.

1. 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

2. Samsung Moment (New) – 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. Read a Preview

Samsung Moment

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


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

Nokia N900

5. LG Versa (Returning) 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

6. HTC Touch Pro2 (Previously #2) – 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 Storm 9530 (Previously #10) – 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. Nokia E63 (Previously #6) – 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

9. Nokia E71 and E71x (Previously #3) – 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. Samsung Solstice (Returning) – 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 features include support for 3G, a 2.0 megapixel camera with video support, and a microSD memory card slot. Read a Review

Samsung Solstice

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 September 2009.




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