And the best Smartphone in the world is…

Posted by Gil Bouhnick on Dec 02, 2008

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Almost 2 weeks ago I created a poll under the title “What is the best Smartphone in the world?“.

My idea was to see what is the most desirable device according to the readers of the MobileSpoon and much bigger blogs such as MobilitySite, TiltMobility and other friends.

After all, the “best smartphone” is a subjective term – so what’s better than just asking the power users?

The question was:

If price and operator were not part of your considerations:

Which Smartphone would you purchase?

Under the list of answers I included Palm, Asus, iPhone, HTC, Samsung, BlackBerry, Sony Ericsson – all the latest and greatest – and remember – price was not to be considered.

The results are pretty amazing. A total knock-out. A defeat!

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HTC’s Touch Pro and Touch HD got (together) 64% of the votes!

Amazing don’t you think?

Indeed a crushing victory for HTC!

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(Check out the complete list in here).

The winner is actually the Touch Pro (34%), second place goes to Touch HD (30%) and the third place goes to Sony Ericsson XPeria with a nice achievement (but with only 10%… far away from the first two).

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Notice that BlackBerry did very bad in the poll (Bold and Storm got only 3% together…), and so did the iPhone (probably since not many iPhone users are reading these blogs…).

My favorite Treo-Pro got only 10 votes (one of them is mine…) but the only device that did not receive any vote at all was Palm Centro with a clear 0 votes… hmm…

And getting back to HTC: I was certain that the HD will win the contest. After all – it is the manliest gadget of 2008 right? But I guess a physical keyboard is still one of the most important thing in a mobile device and so HTC Touch Pro is the winner and is the undisputed best smartphone in the world!!!

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And a personal request:

HTC: if you are reading this post, I think I deserve brand new HD and Pro devices (OK, I settle for just one of them… pretty please?).

After all – I need to know the phone that just won the title “best in the world” – in person, right?

(Say yes! Say yes! I promise I would write a fair review about it!)

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Gil Bouhnick is a guest writer at MobilitySite and the owner of The Mobile Spoon. He is a Director of Mobile Solutions at ClickSoftware, running ClickSoftware's MobileFever, and constantly trying to examine new mobile trends and technologies.

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  • http://www.mobilegadgetnews.com the undude

    i like the idea of the poll. i suggest running this every six months. because once the omnia and the other new devices have actually been sold in the usa, we might see some different reszults.

  • http://www.skepticsfieldguide.net Theo

    A self selecting group and small sample size suggests the validity of these results could be disputed…

  • schmano

    sample size too small and there’s a winmo skew to asking this question to winmo fans…just 2 cents

  • Pony99CA

    @Theo

    A self selecting group and small sample size suggests the validity of these results could be disputed…

    Even without those factors, the HTC Touch Pro got just over 1/3 of the votes. So 66% of people dispute the “winner”. Maybe “undisputed” means something different in French…. ;)

    @Gil:

    Why didn’t the T-Mobile G1 make your summary list? It has as many votes as the Omnia and more than the Treo Pro. Did it get additional votes after you captured the results?

    Steve

  • http://mobilespoon.blogspot.com Gil Bouhnick

    Probably… I see people are still voting…

    I wonder what will happen if some iPhone related blog will suddenly publish a link to the poll.

    Or maybe a Palm related blog… oh, what are the chances of such existence…
    :-)

  • RDK

    Having just purchased an AT&T Fuze (HTC Touch Pro) obviously do not find the results of the poll surprising: think it is a wonderful blend of phone & PDA functionality. But would still think that Intended Usage has to be a big factor in preference.

    For example: More MEDIA oriented users would probably prefer the iPhone for screen & Apple (iTunes) connection. (Fuze has a beautiful screen, but iPhone’s is larger….)

    & so on & so forth for each distinct User Group: Locked into Blackberry? Hate WM? Dislike bulk?…

    Still, a fun exercise – and one guaranteed to show different results as newer devices enter the market!

  • RJL

    What about the new N97? Seems that even though it doesn’t have U.S. carrier support, it’s quite a nice phone. Very similar to the Sony Ericsson XPeria. Any thoughts on this?

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