A buyer's guide to the top 10 smartphones

BlackBerry Bold 9700

This handset needs little explanation. It takes all we loved about the first generation Bold and adds to it.

A sleek design and equally sleek features set and OS to match has resulted in the Bold 9700 being crowned as our favourite RIM device to date. And we're not easily pleased so that says a lot.

BlackBerry Bold 9700

HTC Touch Pro2

The Touch Pro2 blends style and substance, with HTC's TouchFLO 3D interface hiding the quirks of Windows Mobile from users who just want to get on and enjoy its features.

It's a bit hefty but that's a small sacrifice for the juice you get out of the battery. Our hard-to-please reviewer gave it five out of six so it clearly is the sort of phone that's going to deliver what it says on the tin.

HTC TouchPro 2

Maggie Holland

Maggie has been a journalist since 1999, starting her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. In 2006, just weeks before ITPro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of ITPro, she was appointed group editor of CloudPro and ITPro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for ChannelPro, in 2016.

Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.