Top 10 Cell Phones August 2009
Here is the list of Top 10 cell phones expected to lead the Smartphone handset market in the year 2009 and beyond.
1) HTC Touch Pro 2
HTC Touch Pro 2 Released on February, the HTC Touch Pro2, the Touch Pro2 is the replacement to the HTC Touch Pro. While the phone’s larger size is a bit of a turn-off, the Touch Pro2 delivers in performance and promises to be a powerful device that will meet the needs of business and power users. The HTC Touch Pro2 features a sharp, spacious touch screen and an easy-to-use full QWERTY keyboard. The Windows Mobile smartphone also includes conference call management tools for business users and offers good call quality. It also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
2) Palm Pre
The Palm Pre smartphone, along with the company’s webOS operating system, has had quite the buzz building up since its launch in January. A smart approach the Palm (PALM) team took is how the Pre circles around contacts rather than applications. A person is associated with their Facebook page, their email and phone number, and you can have a continuing conversation with them using whatever mode is most convenient at the moment. So you might use email when you are in a WiFi zone (the phone has WiFi and Bluetooth built in), switching to SMS or voice if you choose. The home-screen interface has customizable application widgets running at the bottom. Touch a widget, and the app instantly pops up. Unfortunately, you can display only four shortcuts of your choosing (plus the Launcher shortcut, which you can’t switch out) at a time.
3) Apple iPhone 3G S
The smartphone of smartphones, the iPhone 3GS delivers on its promises. The battery, which could sometimes deplete in less than a day on the iPhone 3G, lasted longer in our preliminary tests, and the phone’s software ran noticeably faster. Yet, we still have some concerns. A faster AT&T 3G network isn’t going to happen overnight, and some features, like tethering and multimedia messaging, aren’t scheduled until later in summer 2009. We also struggled to see any change in call quality, which, as any iPhone owner can tell you, remains far from perfect.
4) Nokia N97
Nokia have called the N97 “the most advanced mobile computer” and have done well to keep ahead of current mobile phone usability trends. With more and more people using their phones to browse the net, to access email accounts and share photos online we expect that the likes of the N97 will become the most demanded everyday phone.
The N97 is the most feature packed Nseries device to date and, by adding touch, it moves Nokia’s high end Nseries into direct competition with touch devices such as the Samsung Omnia, LG Renoir, Apple iPhone and G1 Android Phone.
5) BlackBerry Tour 9630
Even though the device isn’t drastically different from many other BlackBerry handsets in appearance it has the familiar candy-bar shape with a full keyboard. The finish is chrome and black, and the bright, 2.44-inch display has a 480-by-360 resolution, at 245 pixels per inch—a not unimportant feature of a device that would like to appeal as much to consumers as to enterprise customers. It can support up to 10 personal and corporate e-mail accounts, and it’s preloaded with DataViz Documents to Go, allowing Microsoft, Word, Excel and PowerPoint files to be edited on-screen.
6) LG enV Touch
LG enV Touch is basically an improved successor of the Voyager phone which received editor’s award when it was first launched around two years back. LG enV Touch does get a fair amount of upgrades like a 3.2 megapixel, 3 inch internal display, a full HTML browser, EV-DO, and more.
The enV Touch holds a generous 1,500-entry phonebook, with room in each entry for five numbers, two e-mail addresses, and a street address. You can then organize the contacts into caller groups, pair them with a photo for caller ID, or any of 26 polyphonic ring tones. Supported Bluetooth profiles include hands-free, dial-up networking, A2DP or stereo, phonebook access, basic printing, basic imaging, object push for vCard and vCalendar, and file transfer. You can also use the enV Touch as a wireless modem for your laptop or computer, but you’ll have to get the Mobile Broadband Connect plan for $60 a month for a 5GB data cap. The enV Touch also comes with a document viewer, which will let you read Microsoft Office documents from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, plus Adobe Acrobat .pdf files. To read them, you need to load them onto a microSD card in the “my_document” folder. Other advanced features include mobile instant messenger, GPS with VZ Navigator support, e-mail, and visual voice mail.
7) Samsung S5600
Samsung S5600 comes with a beautiful 2.8 inch touch screen which supports resolution of 240×320 and 16 million colors enough for a colorful experience. The handset weighs only 92 grams and the Samsung S5600 dimensions are 102.8mmx54.8mmx12.9mm which can sit easy on your hand as well as fit in your pocket. The rounded edges add for a nice faux perception of slimmness. The Samsung S5600 is modestly styled both the front as well as the back panel is made of nice plastic with the only exception being the brushed metal plate, which hosts the hardware keys. There is no Back key among the three hardware buttons at the bottom for back key function user will have to use the left direction of the D-pad. The microUSB port is at the top of the phone hidden by a protective cap and will be used for charging as well as data transfer.
8 ) Sony Ericsson’s Rachael
According to one Chinese newspaper Sony Ericsson is likely to out-source the production of its initial Android based smartphones to Taiwan’s Foxconn Electronics.
• 1GHz Qualcomm Snap Dragon processor
• HSPA speeds up to 7.2 Mbit/second
• advanced 3D graphic rendering capabilities
• An 8MP camera
• 3.5mm headset jack
No specific details on the phone’s display size or resolution were released, but one Dutch magazine claims it has a pressure-sensitive touchscreen with big 800×480 WVGA resolution. It’s highly likely that SE’s Rachel will run on the upcoming 2.0 version of Google Android operating system, which is also expected to be released towards the end of this year. The Sony Ericsson model includes a few buttons on the front that are uncommon for an Android phone. The current HTC Android phones have a home button, back button, pick up and end call buttons.
9) T-Mobile’s MyTouch 3G
MyTouch 3G is a variant of the Google Ion and HTC Magic with features like Wifi, digital music player and seamless integration with Google Apps. As people are more interested in the release date for HTC Hero and responding this query T-Mobile CTO Cole Brodman said the carrier has no plans to bring the HTC Hero to the market.
MyTouch 3G comes with improved Android operating system, very attaractive price tag of $199 and most important unlike G1 it has no keyboard. Better equipped T-Mobile is expecting MyTouch 3G to beat out its predecessor both on features and sales.
10) BlackBerry Curve 8900
The Curve 8900 is packed with a lot of goodies and still has as much quality as any other Blackberry that came before it.
The 8900 is missing 3G connectivity. that helps to reduce both price and size, but with its Wi-Fi connection, fast surfing is available along with GPS navigation. The screen resolution is also more than doubled and the device has become quite slimmer and so much prettier.