A buyer's guide to the top 10 smartphones

Palm Pre

The Palm Pre was possibly one of the most hyped and anticipated devices of the year. Expectations were high and it had a lot to live up to.

Thankfully it didn't disappoint. While some found its slide-out keypad a little on the cramped side, the dual hard key/touch screen approach worked well, combined with Palm's innovative webOS.

Palm Pre

Samsung Galaxy (i7500)

The arrival of the Galaxy marked Samsung's first foray into the world of Android. And what a valiant first attempt it was.

Samsung Galaxy (i7500)

Sony Xperia X2

Last, but not least, we have one of the latest arrivals on the scene. So new, in fact, we're waiting for a review unit in order to carry out full tests.

During our first look review, based on our short hands-on time with the Xperia X2, we were impressed at how things had moved on since the X1.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2

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.