By the time July rolled around, there were already a number of terrific smartphones released in 2010, and as you'll see in the next few pages, many of them outlasted some smart competition in the second half of the year.
Yes, there are plenty of familiar faces on this list -- what, you were expecting the most obscure smartphones of the year? -- but it takes a lot to rise above the fickle, yet hypercompetitive smartphone pack and make a dent among consumers (and in many cases, enterprise) users. And the smartphone revolution is only just beginning; IDC recently predicted that smartphone shipments would hit 526.6 million by 2014.
How many hot-to-trot Android devices made our cut? Who is the most-represented manufacturer? And do we still have love left for Apple? (OK, yes we do.) Have a good look at our favorites from 2010.