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Top 10 Mobile Phones of the Year 2009

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In the year 2009 more than 3,000 new mobile models were released by various brands. But around 40% of them were touch screen mobiles. Now-a-days people uses these touch screen mobiles as their status symbol. This touch screen revolution was started with the evolution of Apple iPhone, though many brands have released touch screen mobiles before iPhone, but unfortunately they haven’t reached their actual position in the market.
For the year 2009, we have selected the top 10 mobiles based on their performance, efficiency and user opinions. The list was created based on the factors like Design, Camera, Connectivity, Network, Efficiency, Performance, Battery and lot other terms were taken into consideration. Nokia n97 stood first in the list followed by iPohne 3GS.
Here are the Best Mobiles for the year 2009.
  1. Nokia N97
  2. Apple iphone 3GS
  3. HTC HD2
  4. Samsung S8000 Jet
  5. Nokia E72
  6. Motorola DEXT MB220
  7. LG KM900 Arena
  8. BlackBerry Bold 9700
  9. GigaByte GSmart S1200
  10. Sony Ericsson Satio (Idou)
Nokia N97:
  • Nokia N97 is our No.1 mobile for the year 2009.
  • It has everything in it. The 5 MP camera with 2592×1944 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, auto-focus, LED flash and video light, effective connectivity and also with tremendous battery power.



  • Slide-n-tilt 3.5″ 16M-color resistive touchscreen of 640 x 360 pixel resolution
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with dual-LED flash and lens cover (VGA@30fps video recording)
  • Symbian OS 9.4 with S60 5th edition UI
  • Slide-out three-row full QWERTY keyboard
  • ARM 11 434MHz CPU and 128 MB of RAM
  • Quad-band GSM support and 3G with HSDPA support
  • Wi-Fi and GPS with A-GPS (plus 3 months of free voice-guided navigation via Ovi Maps)
  • Digital compass
  • Class-leading 32GB onboard storage
  • microSD card slot with microSDHC support
  • Built-in accelerometer
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • TV out
  • Stereo FM Radio with RDS, FM transmitter
  • microUSB port and stereo Bluetooth v2.0
  • Web browser has full Flash and Java support
  • Nice audio reproduction quality

Apple iPhone 3GS:
  • Apple iPhone 3GS is the Second best mobile in our list.
  • It has gained a great deal of fans in Western Countries. Apple iPhone is said to be the most successful mobile series for the decade.
  • It’s capability to provide excellent networking facilities and the mind blowing features keeps it in the front row.
  • A user have commented ” The reason for Apple iPhone’s low battery backup is, we can’t take our fingers out of it’s screen.”


  • A faster 600MHz CPU and double the RAM at 256MB
  • Noticeably faster performance
  • Faster network speeds of HSDPA 7.2Mbps
  • 3.2 megapixel auto focus camera with VGA@30fps video recording, touch focus with subject tracking, macro mode from as close as 10 cm
  • Double the storage space – 3GS is selling in 16GB and 32GB versions
  • Digital compass with automatic map orientation in Maps app
  • Better audio quality (as recorded and analyzed in our office)
  • Louder loudspeaker results (with performance gains primarily in music playback)
  • Purportedly better battery life
  • Oleophobic display coating supposed to make fingerprints easier to clean
  • Voice Control, speaker independent. Can be use to call a phone number, play music by song/album/artist name, shuffle music
  • Built-in support for Nike+ jogging system
  • TV-out outputs 480p instead 480i resolution
  • Text-to-speech feature called VoiceOver is included in the new Accessibility menu
  • System-wide Screen Zoom is also included in the Accessibility menu

  • The dragon in the HTC camp has awoken, ladies and gentlemen, and it’s time it shows what it’s capable of. Be it a dragon, or a lion, the HTC HD2, codenamed HTC Leo, is truly a spectacular device.
  • The Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional Operating System and 5MP with auto-focus camera with touch focus and dual-LED flash.


  • Huge 4.3″ 65K-color WVGA glass-covered capacitive touchscreen
  • Multi-touch input
  • Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional OS with Sense UI
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz CPU and 448MB RAM
  • Quad-band GSM support
  • 3G with HSDPA 7.2Mbps
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • 5 MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash and touch focus
  • VGA video recording at 30fps
  • microSD card slot
  • Standard microUSB port and Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack
  • Great audio quality
  • MS Office Mobile document editor
  • Opera 9.5 web browser
  • YouTube client, Facebook and Twitter integration
  • Excellent video playback performance
  • Good battery life

Samsung S8000 Jet:
  • The Samsung S8000 Jet sure knows good timing and gallantly promises a bit of everything – style, entertainment and impressively light and lively handling.
  • It’s quick. Multimedia is definitely its game with a 5 megapixel shooter, cool music player and D1 video recording.


  • 3.1″ 16M-color resistive AMOLED touchscreen of 800 x 480 pixel resolution
  • 800 MHz processor
  • 5 megapixel auto focus camera with dual-LED
  • Geotagging, image stabilization, face detection, Smile Shot, Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)
  • Latest TouchWiz 2.0 UI with Motion UI, Media Gate 3D, Smart Unlock
  • Quad-band GSM support and 3G with HSDPA 3.6 Mbps and HSUPA support
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS receiver
  • 2 / 8 GB onboard storage
  • microSD card slot with microSDHC support
  • Built-in accelerometer for screen auto rotate and turn-to-mute
  • Proximity sensor for display auto turn-off
  • TV out
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Stereo FM Radio with RDS
  • microUSB port and stereo Bluetooth v2.0
  • Web browser has full Flash and Java support
  • DivX/XviD video support
  • DNSe and SRS sound effect
  • Smart dialing
  • Speaker Call

Nokia E72
  • The Nokia’s Business edition E72 came into the market with the tag “The business of messaging.” The Nokia E72 walks and talks business
  • Nokia’s E series is the best series from Nokia which doesn’t have the word failure in their Dictionary.


  • Quad-band GSM support
  • 3G with HSDPA 10.2Mbps and HSUPA 2Mbps
  • Landscape 2.36″ 16M-color display of QVGA resolution
  • Comfortable full QWERTY keypad
  • Optical trackpad on the D-pad
  • Symbian 9.3 OS, S60 UI with FP2
  • 600 MHz ARM 11 CPU and 128 MB of SDRAM
  • 5 megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology, DLNA support
  • Built-in GPS receiver, A-GPS support, digital compass
  • Accelerometer for turn-to-mute
  • 250 MB of internal memory, microSD expansion, ships with a 4GB card
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP support and microUSB v2.0
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Remote Wipe
  • Great battery life
  • Office document editor (including MS Office 2007)
  • User-friendly Mode Switch for swapping two homescreen setups
  • Smart dialing
  • Full Flash support
  • Great audio output quality
  • Lifetime Nokia Messaging subscription

Motorola DEXT MB220:
  • It is equipped with new generation GSM and third generation High Speed Downlink Packet Access. Also various modes of data transfer include GLOBAL Packet Radio Service, EDGE, High Speed Circuit Switched Data, Bluetooth, WLAN and USB.
  • The phone is also the first to feature the MotoBlur service that lets users access content from a variety of websites and networking platforms, apart from content onboard the phone at a single place.


  • QWERTY keypad with 5-way navigation key
  • 3.1 inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen
  • 5MP camera with autofocus and Geo-tagging
  • Qualcomm MSM7201A Processor, 528MHz
  • MotoBlur user interface with Live Widgets
  • 1GB internal memory
  • Google Android Operating System
  • GPS enabled

LG KM900 Arena
  • LG KM900 – a slim WinMo-running handset. The fully touch-operated GM730 comes with a 3″ WQVGA screen, A-GPS, Wi-Fi and a 5 megapixel camera. USB and Bluetooth connectivity are also on board.


  • 3″ 16M-color capacitive TFT touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels)
  • S-Class Touch UI
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
  • 3G with HSDPA (7.2 Mbps)
  • Wi-Fi and GPS receiver with A-GPS
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with Schneider-Kreuznach optics, LED flash, geotagging
  • D1 (720×480 pixels)@30fps, VGA@30fps, QVGA fast-motion video and QVGA slo-mo video
  • 8GB built-in storage
  • Hot-swappable microSD card slot
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack and TV out
  • USB Mass Storage
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
  • Accelerometer for screen auto rotate
  • Multi-touch input
  • 3D hardware accelerator
  • DivX and XviD support
  • Dolby for Mobile audio enhancement
  • FM radio with FM transmitter
  • Office document viewer
  • Smart dialing

BlackBerry Bold 9700
  • The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is certainly fortunate to carry a name that stands for popularity and excellence in the RIM family of phones.
  • The quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support secures global roaming and the 3G with HSDPA gives you the extra speed. The BlackBerry Bold 9700 gives you all the connectivity you might need and manages it pretty nicely too.


  • 2.44″ 65K-color TFT landscape display with a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels
  • Comfortable four-row full QWERTY keyboard
  • Quad-band GSM support and tri-band 3G with HSDPA
  • Wi-Fi and built-in GPS and BlackBerry maps preloaded
  • 3.15 autofocus megapixel camera, LED flash
  • 624 MHz CPU, 128 MB RAM
  • BlackBerry OS v5
  • Responsive trackpad navigation
  • Hot-swappable microSD card slot (up to 16GB)
  • DivX and XviD video support
  • Good web browser
  • Office document editor
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Decent audio quality
  • Smart dialing
  • Great battery life
  • More compact body and lighter weight compared to the Bold 9000
  • Good build quality

GigaByte GSmart S1200
  • GIGA-BYTE S1200 is a candybar PPC phone featuring WVGA display, 3-megapixel camera with auto-focus, Wi-Fi and GPS. It runs Windows Mobile 6.5 and is powered by 528 MHz processor


  • A 3.0 megapixel camera (great interface; below average image quality, with no flash)
  • A GPS tuner (no mapping software)
  • high-speed broadband (HSPA and Wi-Fi), stereo Bluetooth and a full messaging suite, including SMS, MMS, email and IM.
  • Text input is, unfortunately, not very good.
  • Layout is non-standard and you’ll need a stylus, as the keys don’t respond so well to finger taps.
  • The QWERTY keys are also particularly small, making the whole ordeal of typing a chore.

Sony Ericsson Satio (Idou)
  • The 12 megapixel predator readily bares its teeth of incredible multimedia, powerful processing and of course perfect connectivity.
  • Its Symbian OS with 12 megapixel autofocus camera with xenon flash and video LED flash, geotagging, face and smile detection, Smile Shot, Smart contrast and VGA video recording at 30 fps and also with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, USB v2.0, GPS receiver with A-GPS

  • 3.5″ 16M-color resistive touchscreen of 640 x 360 pixel resolution
  • 12 megapixel state-of-the-art autofocus camera
  • LED and xenon flash, active lens cover
  • VGA@30fps video recording
  • Symbian OS 9.4 with S60 5th edition UI, spiced up with a home-brewed homescreen and media menu
  • ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz CPU, PowerVR SGX dedicated graphics accelerator and 256 MB of RAM
  • Quad-band GSM support
  • 3G with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA 3.6 Mbps support
  • Wi-Fi and GPS with A-GPS
  • microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • Built-in accelerometer
  • TV out
  • Stereo FM Radio
  • USB and stereo Bluetooth v2.0
  • Web browser has full Flash support
  • Preinstalled Wisepilot navigation software
  • Office document viewer

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