Cnet have recently put together a list of what they believe to be the ten best smartphones of 2009, their top ten is in no particular order, they put together this list by considering the handset’s sleek design, solid performance, or innovative feature set.
Their ten favorite handsets of 2009 (in no particular order) are the Palm Pre, the Motorola Droid, the BlackBerry Bold 9700, iPhone 3GS, the HTC Hero, the Samsung Omnia II, the HTC Touch Pro2, the Nokia N900, the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G and the BlackBerry Curve 8900.
What is particularly noticeable about this list is that there is just one Nokia handset (the N900), this is the only major Nokia handset release which wasn’t running Symbian, perhaps this is a sign of where Nokia’s future should be directed.
I must admit out of all of these handsets I have only had hands-on experience with the iPhone 3GS, the HTC Hero and the Nokia N900.
Its obvious that the iPhone seems a step above all of the rest in terms of intuitiveness, however I feel once the N900 has been out a while it will become a real competitor, as for the HTC Hero, its a very nice handset, but in my opinion falls short of the mark.
What handsets do you think should have been in this list?