Get the T-Mobile Prism 2 if you want an inexpensive and dependable 3G phone, but skip it if you prioritize speedy performance.
The Archos 80 Xenon attempts to compensate for its modest specs with a low price and 3G capability.
The BlackBerry Curve 9310 is still the same ho-hum handset you can expect from RIM, but for a $50 BlackBerry (with contract), it's reliable and makes texting a breeze.
As an entry-level device, the prepaid Prelude offers a 3.5-inch screen, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and 3G network speeds.
The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G is a great little global smartphone if you can deal with the unusual keyboard.
Available from Virgin Mobile, the Awe from ZTE offers users 3G, Android 4.1, and a 5-megapixel camera without a carrier contract.
Despite its entry-level status, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 is a decent smartphone for the price.
Though we're disappointed that the RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G didn't have more improvements over its predecessor, it's still a decent upgrade with the addition of 3G and GPS. Plus, it's quite affordable for an entry-level smartphone.
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The third-generation Kindle's winning combination of noteworthy upgrades--an improved screen, better battery life, lighter weight, and lower price--vaults it to the top of the e-book reader category.
The Cricket TXTM8 3G is a decidedly average messaging phone with a few good features, and you do get what you pay for.