It's hard to believe, but the year is quickly ending and 2010 will be here before you know it. However, before we shut the door on 2009, we thought it be nice to look back on the year and highlight some of our favorite tech gadgets. It's been a particularly good year for smartphone lovers as numerous models debuted in the past 12 months, and not all were just next-generation models of previous devices--some were real game-changers.
In the collection below, you'll find our picks for best smartphones of 2009. Different from our most popular list, we hand-selected these devices as the top 10 (in no particular order) smartphones of the year for various reasons, whether it be for their sleek design, solid performance, or innovative feature set. Of course, you might not agree with our picks (or maybe you do), so share your thoughts in the comments section. Here's to another exciting year of tech in 2010!