Top 10 mobile phones of January

Smart phones take out the top three spots in January on CNET.com.au.

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Top 10 mobile phones of January
Smart phones take out the top three spots in January on CNET.com.au -- perhaps it's all those diligent students around the country turning their backs on the summer sun and preparing for the semester to begin. We doubt it. In any case, Sony Ericsson fared well over the festive season with its line of Walkman phones, the W800i and W550i, as did Nokia's 3G-enabled N series.

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Note: Results are based on readership statistics for each mobile phone.

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1.

O2 Xda Atom

The Xda Atom has Wi-Fi, a 2-megapixel camera and runs on Windows Mobile 5.0, yet shares the same dimensions as the Xda II Mini.

Reader Opinion


Update your ROM before whinging! Best PDA so far, I do a lot of Terminal Services connection with it and synchronising my work & home Outlook calendar & mail.
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2.

Nokia N70

It might be the baby of Nokia's N Series, but it still sports a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and a 64MB reduced-size MMC.

Reader Opinion


Just got this phone a few weeks ago, using it as a GPS Navigation system with GPS bluetooth reciever + TomTom 5 mobile + map for australia, work great. Great phone.
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3.

O2 Xda II Mini

Following the recent launch of the Xda IIs and Xphone II and a lot of speculative buzz over the II mini, O2 today finally unveiled its latest and smallest PDA-phone to date.

Reader Opinion


Having a such capable PDA + phone in such a small form factor makes it very appealling to traditional mobile phone users who always wanted the extra PDA functionality but never wanted the bulk.
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4.

Sony Ericsson Z520i

Sony Ericsson's mid-range Z520i is a highly customisable clamshell phone with light effects, a VGA camera, MP3 support and in-phone media editing features.

Reader Opinion


This phone is for people who want something that is easy to use and got lots of ways to personlise their phone ... it has everything!!! (apart from 3G which you don't need if you have O2 Active ... like me!)
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5.

Sony Ericsson W800i

Sony Ericsson's first Walkman-branded mobile phone boasts up to 30 hours of MP3 playback and a whopping 512MB Memory Stick is thrown in for storage. It also sports a 2-megapixel camera for video and stills.

Reader Opinion


Overall it is a great phone. Great looks, memory capabilities and great as an MP3 player, but I have had a lot of problems putting MP3 files on the phone and making them stay -- they seem to somehow disappear or delete themselves -- as have my pictures. Overall it is easy to use and looks good, except for these problems.
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6. 

Sony Ericsson W550i

Sony Ericsson's second Walkman, the W550i, is a swivel phone featuring Bluetooth, swappable cases and, of course, an MP3 player.

Reader Opinion


This phone looks great and it has every feature you could possible need. You only really need memory expansion if you have high quality tracks or a lot of MP3s. Definitely a great sounding phone as well. Well worth the Ã,£Ã,£Ã,£.
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7. 

O2 Xda Mini Pro

O2's Mini Pro takes everything that we liked about the Xda II Mini PDA-phone and adds Wi-Fi, a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard and Windows Mobile.5.0

Reader Opinion


Not bad, makes up for the shortcomings of the Mini, but the Atom looks a lot better for less than this baby.
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8. 

Motorola V3 Razr

The graceful Motorola V3 is the thinnest clamshell to date and a stunningly crafted mobile for style-conscious individuals and professionals alike.

Reader Opinion


Fantastic phone! I've had my phone for almost 10 months and its been fantastic thus far. No problems what so ever!
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9. 

Nokia N90

Nokia's N90 has a 2-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and a swivelling form factor that offers maximum flexibility while composing shots.

Reader Opinion


This phone looks great and it sounds like it has a great bunch of features but really how much is one of these going to cost? And the look of the massive camera on the top isn't a favourite for me...
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10. 

Sony Ericsson K750i

With a 2-megapixel camera, MP3 playback, FM radio, video recording, Bluetooth, 32MB of internal memory and a 64MB Memory Stick thrown in, Sony Ericsson's K750i might be the hottest phone of 2005.

Reader Opinion


K750i is brilliant. I love the phone Im an x Nokia user I love the interface the small size and its better then the samsung also has a incredible strong led light you can use at night time Yes it is a bit complicated to use lots of menus settings etc but syncs with my pc very well even download my videos on it. It's the best!!
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