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Readers' favorite phones (photos)

CNET readers are picky about their cell phones. Here are some of your favorite handsets from the past year.

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Samsung Memoir

Earlier this month, Bonnie Cha shared the favorite smartphones as chosen by CNET readers. And now, just to make sure no one is left out, I offer your favorite handsets from the past year that aren't smartphones. These models, which are presented in no particular order, may do a lot more than just make calls, but they don't have third-party operating system. And they all can say that they're loved by you. To be on this list the device must have a user rating of at least 3.5 stars.

The bottom line: If you don't mind the price, the Samsung Memoir lives up to its promise as a top-notch camera phone.

Average user rating: 4 stars out of 52 reviews

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Motorola Karma QA1

The bottom line: The Motorola Karma QA1 belies its cute appearance with high-end features that put it above just an ordinary messaging phone.

Average user rating: 4 stars out of 30 reviews

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LG Chocolate Touch

The bottom line: Despite our issues with the browser and the uninteresting design, the LG Chocolate Touch is a terrific music phone for Verizon Wireless.

Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 41 reviews

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Samsung Rogue

The bottom line: The Samsung Rogue is a great multimedia touch-screen messaging phone for Verizon Wireless customers.

Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 112 reviews

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Samsung Solstice

The bottom line: The Samsung Solstice offers a touch screen and multimedia features, but its performance isn't the best.

Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 50 reviews

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Sony Ericsson C905a

The bottom line: If you want a high-quality camera phone from AT&T, you can't go wrong with the Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C905a.

Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 26 reviews

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LG EnV Touch

The bottom line: The LG EnV Touch's combination of great design and top-notch features makes it one of the top Verizon Wireless phones we've ever seen.

Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 235 reviews

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Nokia 5800 Xpress Music

The bottom line: The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic offers an attractive design and feature set, but the touch-screen phone has some shortcomings compared with the competition.

Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 85 reviews

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Samsung Alias 2

The bottom line: The Samsung Alias 2 is an inventive update to Samsung's previous messaging phone. Provided you can afford it, and learn how to use it, it's a powerful messaging device with reliable performance.

Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 78 reviews

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LG Versa

The bottom line: If you can live with the clunky Web browser, the LG Versa is a very good touch-screen phone with the added versatility of optional modules.

Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 87 reviews

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