A buyer's guide to the top 10 smartphones

BlackBerry Storm2 (9520)

The original Storm was aesthetically pleasing but it wasn't perfect. The Storm2 removes the gap between the 3.25in touch screen and casing and adds Wi-Fi to the mix.

BlackBerry Storm2

HTC Magic

A sleek design means this phone has the wow factor before you even switch it on. And then when you do it's, thankfully, not an anti-climax.

When we reviewed it, it lacked Exchange support out-of-the-box, but that omission was over shadowed by a lightweight and well-featured device that outshone its predecessor the Android-based G1.

HTC Magic

HTC Touch Diamond2

The original Touch Diamond was a best seller. The sequel is even better.

With a sophisticated design and an uber responsive touch screen that shuns the use of the provided stylus as a necessity, we were impressed. In addition, the ability to be able to view communications and interactions with colleagues, family and friends in a unified way grouped by the individual rather than the method, will give the busy user more time back for other tasks.

HTC Touch Diamond2

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.