Top 10 mobile phones of January

Smart phones take out the top three spots in January on

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Top 10 mobile phones of January
Smart phones take out the top three spots in January on -- 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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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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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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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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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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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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