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For the 2nd year in a row iPhone and HTC coverage topped the charts

Looking back at my 2007 end-of-the year wrap-up post for this blog we saw that the iPhone and HTC posts were the most discussed and most popular of 2007. Interestingly, the iPhone and HTC devices again dominated the most popular categories here on this blog for 2008. In September, ZDNet split off the mobile phone topics of this blog to my new Smartphones and Cell Phones blog so at the end of 2009 we will see quite a different list of most popular and most discussed posts here on this blog as I try to focus on mobile gear to go such as GPS, digital media players, portable gaming devices, and other gadgets.

For the 2nd year in a row iPhone and HTC coverage topped the charts
Looking back at my 2007 end-of-the year wrap-up post for this blog we saw that the iPhone and HTC posts were the most discussed and most popular of 2007. Interestingly, the iPhone and HTC devices again dominated the most popular categories here on this blog for 2008. In September, ZDNet split off the mobile phone topics of this blog to my new Smartphones and Cell Phones blog so at the end of 2009 we will see quite a different list of most popular and most discussed posts here on this blog as I try to focus on mobile gear to go such as GPS, digital media players, portable gaming devices, and other gadgets.

The iPhone 3G and 2.0 firmware update took 4 of the top 10 most popular posts, HTC devices took 3 spots, while the REDFLY, OMNIA, and Treo 800w each took one of the top 10 spots in popularity. Here are the results for most pageviews in 2008:

  1. Congratulations Apple, you made the iPhone less stable than Windows Mobile
  2. The new iPhone 3G data plan/monthly fee will rise $10/month on AT&T
  3. Can the REDFLY Windows Mobile Smartphone Companion succeed where the Foleo couldn't?
  4. The HTC Diamond takes Windows Mobile to the next level
  5. Samsung OMNIA first impressions show that Windows Mobile can beat the iPhone
  6. Review: HTC Advantage X7510 with 16GB flash drive, haptics keyboard and Windows Mobile 6.1
  7. What is the best method for picking up an iPhone 3G on July 11th?
  8. Sprint announces HTC Touch Diamond and Touch Pro, is there really going to be a Touch HD?
  9. Updated my iPhone to firmware 2.0 and setup hosted Exchange account
  10. First impressions of the Palm Treo 800w with integrated WiFi and GPS

The same post topped my most viewed and most commented on for 2008. iPhone related topics were 4 of the top 10 most discussed, my XPERIA X1 coverage at Mobile World Congress secured 2 of the top 10 spots, and various other topics took the other 4 spots. Here are the results for most discussed posts in 2008:

  1. Congratulations Apple, you made the iPhone less stable than Windows Mobile
  2. One week with the HTC Touch Diamond; panoramic photos, VGA, and more experiences
  3. Lame hands-free law goes into effect in WA State on 1 July 2008
  4. Samsung OMNIA first impressions show that Windows Mobile can beat the iPhone
  5. The iPhone 3G honeymoon seems to be over for some folks
  6. MWC08: Sony Ericsson announces XPERIA X1 Windows Mobile device
  7. iPhone 3G announced for July 11th availability, but lots of questions remain
  8. What is the best method for picking up an iPhone 3G on July 11th?
  9. MWC08: The XPERIA X1 is one slick Windows Mobile device!
  10. What's up with the MacBook Air single USB port and where is the flash card reader?

Please feel free to chime in and let me know if you had any personal favorites in 2008. Also, I would love to know what you would like to see covered or reviewed here in 2009.