Welcome to CNET Top 5, where each time we meet, we count down another hot
CNET list. I'm Tom Merritt.
Most of you come to CNET.com to read product reviews and, boy, do you read them.
Once a month we look at which ones you read the most and count them down.
Ladies and gentlemen, here are the Top 5 most popular products based on your
At No. 5, The LG Versa. This new smart phone has a keyboard that doubles as a case.
It also has a crappy Web browser. But if you can get past that, it's a good touch-
Coming in at No. 4, the RIM BlackBerry Storm. Are all of you people on Verizon?
Firmware upgrades have fixed many of the issues this phone originally had, but we
still only give it 3 out of 5 stars.
Up to No. 3, the LG Dare. Another Verizon phone. And another good touch-screen
smartphone. This one with a 3.2 megapixel camera and excellent call quality.
Though the touch interface takes some learning.
Sliding in at No. 2, The LG Vu. Our first AT&T phone on the list. The touch screen has
some wonkiness, but it has haptic feedback to help you feel the buttons and a nice,
big, 3-inch display.
If you're sensing a trend here, you're not mistaken. All you care about is touch-
screen smartphones. The iPhone is not on this list. You, my friends, are looking for
alternatives. What was your favorite smartphone to look at?
Before we get to that, let me give away another fabulous Top 5 prize. A
BlackBerry...squishy. I mean y'all are so into smartphones, I figured you'd want one
hanging around your desk.
Go to blog.cnettv.com. Be one of the first 10 people to correctly tell me at what place
in the Top 10 the Apple iPhone was. One of you gets the squishy, signed by cell
phone-reviewer Bonnie Cha.
All right. Let's get to our No. 1.
The most popular product based on your page views at CNET over the past month
The Samsung Omnia. A great price for Verizon customers. Haptic feedback. 5-
megapixel camera, bluetooth GPS, Wi-Fi. What's not to love? Well, the limitation to
preloaded widgets and the cramped keyboard. Oh, and the sluggishness. But other
than that. We know why you admire it.
Well, that's it for this edition of CNET Top 5.
Don't forget blog.cnettv.com, guess where iPhone was in the top 10 this month and
you could get the Bonnie Cha-signed squishy.
I'm Tom Merritt. See you next time.