CNET's worst cell phones of 2009

CNET picks the worst cell phones and smartphones of 2009.

We've already offered you the best smartphones and best cell phones of 2009 , so you know that we couldn't end the year without picking the worst handsets as well. In this case, we didn't just pick the 10 phones with the lowest ratings; we did take ratings into account, but we also selected the models that disappointed us the most.

The following handsets, which are listed in no particular order, failed on a variety of fronts. Some had terrible performance, while others had poor designs. We didn't consider phones that simply had few features--that wouldn't be fair to basic phones--but if a low-end phone couldn't make a good call, then it earned itself a place on the list. We also had to include the Sony Ericsson TM717 as a bonus worst phone. Though it had a poor speakerphone, but we were more concerned with the fact that it exemplified Sony Ericsson's worst habits.

So take a look at our worst phones of 2009 sideshow , and be sure to tell us about your most hated phones of the year below.


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