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Top 10 phones of February

CNET.com.au's Jeremy Roche takes you through the most popular mobile phones of February.

Most Popular Phones

Top 10 phones of February
CNET.com.au's Jeremy Roche leads you through February's most popular mobiles.

While O2's Xda mini retains the crown as our most popular phone, the Xda IIs PDA-phone slipped back to fourth position and the Xphone II just missed out on a spot, coming in at 11th.

Securing 2nd place is Motorola's V3, the sexy phone included in the lavish gift bag of Academy Awards presenters and winners -- athough the version for the Oscars apparently was black, not silver.

Sony Ericsson handsets fared well, even though the company hasn't released any handsets in Australia since last October. However, launching in Q2, 2005 will be the J300i, K750i, K300i, and the eagerly anticipated Z800i 3G phone.

PalmOne's updated Treo smart phone, the 650, also makes a splash into the chart at number five.

Read on to see the rankings of the hottest phones for February or browse our most recent mobile phone reviews here.

Note: Results are based on readership statistics from CNET.com.au.

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1. 

O2 Xda II mini
 
If you want a smart phone but want to avoid unsightly pocket bulges, you could do well to consider O2's slimmed down XDA II mini.

Reader Opinion
This PDA/Phone is absolutely sensational! The ability to access email wirelessly, write quick SMS messages using normal handwriting, and get data updates such as airline schedules, weather and exchange rates via GPRS is worth every cent.
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2. 

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  
Bluetooth works great as does the USB for sync. Voice clarity is the best I've ever heard on a phone of this size, even on the headset. Price is good since it's come down to around $750 AUD. I'd certainly recommend it.
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3. 

Sony Ericsson K700i
 
Sony Ericsson's K700i is a stylish little phone with a top notch interface and a host of features to keep you entertained while staying connected.

Reader Opinion
I have had my sony k700i now for 2 weeks, it is brilliant. As an ex Nokia owner I was worried whether or not it would be hard to navigate etc..esp as a text fan! It is so easy to use I am amazed.
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4. 

O2 Xda IIs
 
O2's latest PDA/phone-hybrid, the Xda IIs, adds a slide keyboard, Wi-Fi, a quad-band antenna and improved battery life to its predecessor.

Reader Opinion
O2 Xda IIs is thumbs up for me. The bluetooth synchronisation between laptop and Xda device is flawless. The ease of use and mobility is rewarding. The phone clarity is superb and the ability to drill from contacts to phone at the press of a fingertip/stylus is just spot on.
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5. 

PalmOne Treo 650
 
Though it has its shortcomings, the PalmOne Treo 650 offers solid performance and adds some key features, such as a crisp display and Bluetooth connectivity.

Reader Opinion  


All the right additions but nothing added just for added feature list checking. Great minor improvements to keyboard layout, built-in apps and integration that most reviewers won't pick up add a lot more value
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6. 

Motorola E398 
 
Motorola's music mobile combines a full-featured handset that will appeal to a wide range of users whether they're looking for fun, functionality or the perfect mixture of both.

Reader Opinion  
Colour screen is great, keys are easy to use once you get used to them. The joy stick and smart key are easy to use. Sound quality is good, but camera quality is average. Out of 10 I would give it 10 for meeting expectations. As for doing the job of an MP3, camera, phone - 9 out of 10.
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7. 

Sony Ericsson P910i
 
Those looking for a capable device to complement their busy routine can consider this improved smart phone from Sony Ericsson.

Reader Opinion  


The greatest phone i ever had! I tried to use memory stick of 2GB duo and it works! Now i can store even more pics, mp3s, videos! A powerful thing! U sould have one... i bought mine 2 days ago.
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8. 

Nokia 6230
 
This is a beautifully simple looking phone cleverly disguising a rich feature set.

Reader Opinion
One good thing about this phone which people forget in each review is we can record the music while it is playing in your music system or of your favorite people and set that as your ringtone. You can use the same as your alaram as well.
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9. 

Sony Ericsson S700i 
 
For those looking for a feature-laden camera-phone that snaps quality pictures and entertains with music, the S700i is a top choice.

Reader Opinion  
After owning most makes of mobile phone, the new SE S700i is most certainly the best one upto now! A fantastic screen, great sounds, beautifully designed shell and a joy to use from start to finish. It feels like a PDA and certainly feels like its made to last! Brilliant.
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10. 

Sony Ericsson K500i
 
Moving away from its T styles, Sony Ericsson's K500i brings a lot more curve and fun to the company's line of mobile phones.

Reader Opinion
This phone simply rocks my world. Have been using it for a month or so, and it has been my useful companion ever since I bought it.
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