Phones for your teenager (roundup)

It seems like just about every messaging phone is aimed for teens and tweens, but some smartphones and cell phones are better suited than others.

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Josh Miller

I sometimes find myself in the middle of negotiations between teens and their parents about which phone to get. Invariably, the teens want the top-of-the-line smartphone, and who can blame them? What they eventually wind up with, however, is often further down the list.

I've rounded up a range of teen-friendly phones that includes some Android smartphones with youthful (or affordable) characteristics and a couple of other messaging phones that make a more visual splash than some of the other adequate texters out there.

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