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Top 5 Smartphones Of The Year

It's the time of year when you look back at the previous 12 months and like to reflect. In the space I cover, I realized that we've had an incredible year in terms of the number and quality of smartphones. But what handsets were good enough to make my top five list?
It's the time of year when you look back at the previous 12 months and like to reflect. In the space I cover, I realized that we've had an incredible year in terms of the number and quality of smartphones. But what handsets were good enough to make my top five list?First of all, I'll lay down a bit of my criteria. Being in San Francisco, this list is definitely based on handsets that are readily available in the United States. This means the potentially incredible HTC Touch HD and others weren't included (feel free to send me one anyway, HTC). I also included personal opinion -- so there's a bias toward physical buttons -- but I could not include the overall impact some had on the market.