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Top 10 phones of October

CNET.com.au's Jeremy Roche leads you through October's most popular mobiles.

Most Popular Phones

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

Can anyone stop Sony Ericsson slaughtering the competition in CNET.com.au's Most Popular Phones?

This month, the sleek K700i has taken the crown from its bigger brother, the Sony Ericsson P910i, which dropped back to third. Sneaking in for second position is LG's U8110 -- the predecessor to the U8120, which is the latest handset from third-generation operator, 3.

The final notable result is from Korean manufacturer Samsung, with its E800 slider phone. Although the handset had only been on reviewed one week prior to the end of October, it managed to draw enough attention to thrust it into 8th position.

Read on to see the rankings of the hottest phones for October.

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

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Click here for a feature comparison table of the top three handsets.
1. 

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
The screen is very sharp and detailed, bluetooth connectivity is great, camera is okay. The all around idea is that I think Sony Ericsson has done a good job with this phone.
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2. 

LG U8110 
 
Available on 3, LG's U8110 is a clamshell mobile phone that supports video calls and has a MP3 player onboard.

Reader Opinion  
Fantastic phone. Lots of user options. Great quality.
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3. 

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  
If you don't mind the size of the phone it's a worthwile investment for business use.I just bought this phone and it's got everything you could ever imagine in a PDA and phone and it's loaded with features. Great image quality with upgraded 256,000 colour TFT screen. This is 'the best' phone i have ever used.
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4. 

Sharp GX15
 
The GX15 is a generally pleasant phone for Vodafone Live! users, although you can get better phones to use with the service if you're prepared to spend more.

Reader Opinion  
No others can replace it for under $350. Got it as an urgent replacement. Loved it since. Man, this phone rocks!
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5. 

Nokia 7610
 
Nokia's first megapixel camera phone runs on the Symbian operating system, has a unique design and a pack of smart phone features such an Internet browser and a video player.

Reader Opinion  


Sounds pretty good but the buttons everywhere could take a bit of getting used to.
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6. 

Motorola MPx220
 
Motorola has updated its popular Windows Mobile-based smartphone, which has enough features for both work and play.

Reader Opinion
Can't wait.
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7. 

Nokia 7280
 
The sliding 7280 features a concealed VGA camera and forgoes a traditional keypad in favour of a dial.

Reader Opinion
Not recommended as it is a lipstick case and will go out of style as quickly as it came out on the market. Definitely not their strong suit and won't be a 5110 -- i.e. one of the most successful phones they ever made.
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8. 

Sony Ericsson Z1010
 
The Sony Ericsson Z1010 is more than just a phone that does video calls -- it's a multimedia package in your pocket.

Reader Opinion
The Z1010 is a feature packed though slightly bulky phone. It's forte is multimedia (can fit a full movie on .3gp format on 128MB Duo Card), high quality MP3 playback. Connectivity is unbeatable with fully functional Bluetooth profiles, IrDa and USB and of course its 3G capabilities.
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9. 

Samsung E800
 
Samsung's sliding E800 combines a 65K-colour screen, VGA camera, and Java support into a cute little handset.

Reader Opinion  
Be the first to rate this phone.
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10. 

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

Reader Opinion  


Very good phone but has its faults. The FM radio will only rarely output in stereo - it is so annoying you need to select mono output. The media player through the headphones could be louder.
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