Top 20+ Smartphones Available Q4 2009 - So many choices and launches.
We've gathered what we believe are the top 20 smartphones for 2009! This list includes some recently launched AND soon to be launched smartphones. From Q1 to Q4 of 2009 there are a lot of smartphones our there to choose from. Our list is alphabetically sorted by smartphone OS but otherwise random. Let us know your preferences/additions...
Samsung Moment (Sprint) - With a souped-up processor, the Samsung Moment will download and run apps and other features at lightening-fast speed - and do it in vivid AMOLED color. It's available exclusively from Sprint. - Samsung Moment photos and info.
Samsung Moment Specs:
800 MHz Samsung S3C6410 CPU
3.2 inch AMOLED display (320 x 480 pixels) 16M colors
512 MB ROM / 256 MB RAM
Dimensions: 4.6 x 2.34 x 0.63 inches; weight 5.67 oz.
2 GB microSD card included / expandable up to 32 GB
Standard Lithium (LiIon) battery 1440 mAh (up to 5.5 hours continuous talk time)
QWERTY keyboard that slides out horizontally
3.2 megapixel camera with flash and camcorder with auto-focus
WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth, GPS
Accelerometer and proximity sensor
Outlook e-mail with Microsoft Direct Push Technology and HTML support; E-mail (EAS), POP, IMAP
Easily view Word, Excel, PowerPoint on the go to maximize productivity
Ships with Android 1.5
Motorola CLIQ (T-Mobile) - It will be available in two colors, Winter White and Titanium, and have a 3.1-inch 320 x 480 screen, 3G, WiFi, and a five megapixel camera with video recording. - More photos and info | Motorola CLIQ Specs
HTC Hero (Sprint) - The Hero is HTC's first phone to embody HTC Sense - an intuitive, seamless experience built upon three fundamental principles - make it mine, stay close, and discover the unexpected. - HTC Hero Photos & info.
Digital Camera 5 Mega pixels with autofocus, LED flash and video recording in 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA)
Memory 300 MB
Bluetooth 2.0 AD2P
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and DLNA
microSD HC (up to 32 GB)
Lithium-Ion removable 1500 mAh with a talk time of 4 hours and standby of 20 days (500 hours).
10,9 x 5,4 x 1,6 cm
Google Android 1.5 (Cupcake)
HTC Tattoo - (Available: Q4 2009) - HTC Tattoo is all about you. It’s the first phone that can be customized inside and out. Decide how your phone looks, then decide what you want to look at. Texts? Twitter? Your photos? When you’re done customizing HTC Tattoo, you’ll have a phone that speaks loudly about who you are and what you’re into. - HTC Tattoo photos and info.
Display: 2.80 inches touch screen, 240 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera: 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera
Operating system: Google Android OS
Input: Touch Screen
CPU: Qualcomm MSM7225, 528 MHz
Memory: 256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
Memory card: microSD/microSDHC
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.0, 3.5mm HeadPhone Jack
Misc: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR, FM Radio
Media: MPEG-4 / H.263 / H.264 / WMV9
Battery: 1100 mAh Li – Ion
Talk Time: 6.5 hours (390 mins)
Standby Time: 340 hours (14 days)
Dimensions: 4.17 x 2.17 x 0.55 inches (106 x 55.2 x 14 mm)
Weight: 3.99 oz (113 g)
Samsung Behold 2 (T-Mobile) - The smartphone comes with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. The phone features a 3.2-inch AMOLED screen, 5MP camera with autofocus and flash, 5 “shooting modes”, video recording, visual voicemail, MicroSD slot (16GB), A-GPS and Bluetooth 2.1. - Samsung Behold II info
iPhone 3G & iPhone 3GS (AT&T, BELL & Telus) - it combines three devices in one: a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod, and a breakthrough Internet device, oh and then there are 75,000 apps! iPhone photos and info | iPhone 3G3 Specs
BlackBerry Storm II (Verizon, Vodafone) - Known as the BlackBerry Storm 2, the new device is said to address shortcomings in the original smartphone, adding support for WiFi networks and an overhaul of its touch-screen user interface. - BlackBerry Storm 2 latest info.
BlackBerry Storm 2 Specs:
CDMA 1xRTT/EVDO Rev. A
Single-band UMTS/HSDPA (2100MHz only)
3.2 megapixel camera
360×480 resolution capacitive screen
BlackBerry 9700, the new BOLD 2 (T-Mobile & AT&T) - The latest rumored release date is set for November 11, just in time for the holiday season then. It make use of the optical track pad which is a step up from the trackball. Wi-Fi included! - More BlackBerry 9700 info
Blackberry 9700 Specs:
3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash
GPS - internal GPS with extended ephemeris, BB Maps is standard
MP3/WMA/AAC+ media player
DivX/WMV/Xvid/3GP video player (Half VGA resolution 480 x 360 pixel color)
Battery Life - Standby: 14 days, Talk Time: 7 hours
Bluetooth v2.0, Bluetooth Stereo Audio via A2DP and AVCRP
Browser - HTML browsing, View Movies/Clips from websites built for mobile streaming, RSS feed support
Size - Length: ? mm, Width: ? mm, Thickness: ? mm
Network Support - UMTS: 2100 / 1900 / 850 MHz (+ 800 MHz for Japan model only) MHz, GSM: 1900 / 1800 / 900 / 850 MHz, GPRS, EDGE, 3G, and HSDPA networks
3.5 mm stereo audio jack
BlackBerry Tour 9630 (LetsTalk, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Wirefly, Bell & TELUS) - The RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630 although lacking Wi-Fi, offers world-roaming capabilities as well as Bluetooth, GPS, and a 3.2-megapixel camera. The smartphone offers a great design that combines a sharp display and an easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard in a fairly compact size. - Photos and info|BlackBerry Tour Specs
Nokia N900 - Nokia unveiled its ambitious goals for the next version of its Linux-based mobile platform. Maemo 6, which is codenamed Harmattan, promises to bring a significant user interface overhaul and will offer a number of important new capabilities. Nokia has already started to release portions of the source code in an early developer preview of the Maemo 6 SDK. - Photos & info | Nokia N900 Specs
NoKia N97 - The Nokia N97 is a touch screen combined phone and "mobile computer" in the Nseries, with a fold-out QWERTY keyboard. - Photos & info | Nokia N97 Specs
Nokia E72 - The Nokia E72 is a smartphone from the Nokia Eseries range. The Nokia E72 is an enterprise-based smartphone (as it is a Nokia Eseries device) and has standard features including PUSH mobile email support, calendar and instant messaging amongst many others. - Photos & info | Nokia E72 Specs
Palm Pre (Sprint & Bell) - The Palm Pre's multitasking capabilities and notifications system are unparalleled. The smartphone features a vibrant display with multitouch functionality as well as a solid Web browser and good multimedia integration. Wireless options include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Photos & info | Palm Pre Specs
Palm Pixi (Sprint) - The Palm Pixi is a multimedia smartphone under development by smartphone maker Palm. The device is viewed as a successor to the Palm Centro smartphone and will be Palm's second webOS device, after the Palm Pre. The device was officially announced on September 8, 2009, and is expected to be released by the end of 2009. - Palme Pixi photos & info.
Palm Pixi Specs:
The Pixi will feature a 2.63-inch capacitive touchscreen with an 18-bit color 320x400 screen resolution Sub-HVGA display. The device will weigh 99.5 grams (3.51 ounces) and will be 55.0mm (2.17 inches) in width, 111.0mm (4.37 inches) in height and 10.85mm (0.43 inches) thick. On board radios include GPS, Dual-band CDMA2000 and 3g EVDO Rev A data networking. E-mail will support Microsoft Exchange services and direct push, as well as POP3, IMAP, Yahoo Mail, Gmail, AOL and Hotmail. Messaging features include IM, SMS and MMS. It will feature a 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, proximity sensor, accelerometer, Bluetooth 2.1 (with A2DP stereo), MicroUSB connector, 3.5 mm headphone jack and 8 gigabytes of flash memory (around 7 gigabytes available to the user). Like the Palm Pre, the Pixi will feature Palm Synergy syncronization features, Universal search, Palm Services over-the-air backup, restore, remote erase and updates; and compatibility with the Palm Touchstone charging dock. Unlike the Pre, the Pixi will not include built-in WiFi support.
Windows Mobile 6.5
Samsung Intrepid (Sprint) - Although the smartphone is from Sprint, a CDMA/ EV-DO Rev. You can use the Intrepid worldwide as it includes a second, GSM cellular radio. - Samsung Intrepid photos & info
HTC Imagio (Verizon) - Now operating on the Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional platform, the new HTC Imagio combines performance and functionality in one sleek package. - HTC Imagio photos & Info.
HTC Imagio Specs:
TouchFLO UI, a 3.6”,touch screen w/zoom control
3.5mm headset jack
5.0 Megapixel Camera
High Resolution Touch Sensitive TFT Display
Virtual QWERTY Keyboard
Removable Memory Card
HTC TouchPro 2 (Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint) - The new 6.5 upgradable HTC Touch Pro2 combines all the performance and functionality of its predecessor – the Touch Pro – but adds a larger, tilting, touch screen with zoom control, a larger slide–out QWERTY keyboard, and a 3.5mm headset jack in addition to Global capability when traveling overseas. - TouchPro 2 photos & Info.
The New HTC HD2: Unveiling HTC's first Windows phone to embody HTC Sense. The ultrathin HTC HD2 features a 4.3-inch, high-resolution display that delivers a truly cinematic experience. It is also the first Windows phone with capacitive touch technology and it is powered by the lightning-fast 1GHz Snapdragon processor - making it really fast and smooth as you switch between applications, browse through websites or play games.
I am very tempted by a few of these. The Storm2 for sure because I am a BB nut, but since my first smartphone was an HTC I am sorta drawn to that and wonder just how much better it has become. Also with the talk of the Verizon Google deal I am getting excited about the possibility of an Android as well..Who knows, Maybe I will figure out a way to try them all...
I just watched that one. Your right it looks appealing too. WM any version will handicap it. I'm still adding it to my watch list but don't know if I could deal with a WM phone in any version. I try to keep an openind but IDK?
WM 7 may prove me wrong. It does look nice via the video that's for sure.
Originally Posted by hayden
The New HTC HD2(last video) despite being WM, is appealing in many ways... WM 6.5 with 1GHz processor.
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Is that dude using the Storm 2 II Dos on AT&T????? Holy hell!!!! I want one. I mean if the rumors are true about us getting flash soon then I'll be glad to get one of those and also because I've just read the new iphone 3GS units are being shipped to keep 'em locked and unlockable...Nonetheless, that's just a matter of time till they find an alternative route . But seriously I want one of those new storms. Looks really nice.
What's the matter? CIA's got you pushing too many pencils?
The HTC Hero (Sprint) is appealing to me more and more
I can't wait to try one out. I hope Sprint is not the only carrier when all is said and done.
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From what I saw on Sprint's video, that phone looks really appealing. I hope that Verizon's Google Android will be very similar to this one. I'm still torn between waiting for Verizon's new release or just going with Tmobile's MyTouch.
Last edited by goldengirl75; 10-14-2009 at 02:33 PM.