Most Popular Smartphones of September 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.

1. HTC Hero (New) – The Hero is an Android-based phone that’s available now in Europe, and will debut Oct. from Sprint. It has a tablet shape with a WVGA touchscreen, mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, and a 5.0 MPx camera. Read a Review

HTC Hero

2. HTC Touch Pro2 (Returning) – 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. Read a Review

HTC Touch Pro2

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

Nokia E71

4. Motorola Cliq (New) – The Motorola Cliq is an Android-based smartphone coming to T-Mobile next month. It will have a sliding keyboard, 3G, Wi-Fi, and a 5 MPx camera, but its real claim to fame will be a new app called Blur that brings together data from social networking sites, email servers, and more Read a Preview

Motorola Cliq

5. RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630 (Previously #6) – The BlackBerry Tour is 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

6. Nokia E63 (Previously #3) – 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

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

8. RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 (New) – This entry in the Curve series is a less expensive option than typical Blackberries, and has Wi-Fi but not 3G. Its software has been updated, and it offers a greater focus on consumers with mobile access to email, social networking sites, and music and video. Read a Review

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520

9. Palm Pixi (New) – When it’s released by Sprint later this year, the Palm Pixi will be the second WebOS-powered smartphone. It will have a different design from its predecessor, the Palm Pre — a tablet shape, with a small keyboard fixed below its capacitive touchscreen. This device is also going to include EV-DO mobile broadband and Bluetooth, but not Wi-Fi. Read a Review

Palm Pixi

10. 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

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 August 2009.




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