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2010: the devices you wanted

Everyone's saying that the world has gone mobile, but it hadn't really sunk in until we saw the list of the most viewed reviews in 2010.

Everyone's saying that the world has gone mobile, but it hadn't really sunk in until we saw the list of the most viewed reviews in 2010.

It seems that everyone who's anyone is buying a mobile device. And they want the best. These are the gadgets everyone was looking at this year.

Number 1: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

Sony Ericsson expands on Android's excellent web browser with its huge 4-inch screen real estate and a first-class multimedia experience, but Timescape needs improvement.

Number 2: Samsung Galaxy S

Sure it looks like an iPhone, but on the inside the Galaxy S is a web-browsing, media-playing beast of a smartphone and one of the best Android phones in Australia today.

Number 3: Nokia N97 mini

The N97 mini is better than the original, but not so when compared with smartphones from other manufacturers. Its S60 OS helps the mini feel like an old phone even before it hits the stores.

Number 4: Apple iPhone 4

Some will still consider Apple's iPhone the benchmark for today's smartphones, but its revised design raises issues we haven't seen in a phone of this calibre before. Those upgrading from an iPhone 3G would be wise to consider a 3GS instead.

Number 5: Apple iPad

The Apple iPad is the first affordable tablet computer worth owning, but it won't (yet) replace your laptop.

Number 6: Nokia X6

The X6 delivers first-class features in a second-rate package. The excellent camera and media player are tarnished by a clunky on-screen keyboard and a sometimes confusing user experience.

Number 7: HTC HD2

There's no doubt in our minds that the combination of power, features and good looks make the HTC HD2 the best Windows Mobile smartphone ever made.

Number 8: Samsung N150

The Samsung N150 is among the first netbooks to use the new Intel Atom N450 chip. As a result, it offers excellent battery life, but it's far from perfect. Unfortunately, its cramped keyboard and comparatively small hard drive let the side down.

Number 9: HTC Wildfire

The Wildfire is a lot of phone for comparably little money. If you can live without 3D gaming, the Wildfire will tick the rest of the boxes needed by most users from a modern smartphone.

Number 10: Samsung Wave

Bolstered by excellent hardware and performance, the Samsung Wave outshines most phones at a similar price and showcases the promise of the Bada OS.