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Worst cell phones of 2009 (photos)

It wouldn't be the end of the year without a list of the worst cell phones. CNET offers its list of the biggest mobile disappointments of 2009.

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Nokia 1661

The Nokia 1661 doesn't promise much, but it doesn't offer much, either.
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Pharos Traveler GPS 137

While better designed than the Traveler 127, the Pharos Traveler 137 still suffers from performance and navigation issues.
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Samsung SGH-A167

The Samsung SGH-A167 won't stand out beyond its royal blue color. Call quality is acceptable, but it's not for heavy callers.
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Motorola Evoke QA4

The Motorola Evoke QA4 has its good points, but we couldn't get over its slow performance, average media features, and clunky touch screen. As such, it doesn't evoke much.
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Nokia 7205 Intrigue

The Nokia 7205 Intrigue certainly looks nice, but it's not a practical multimedia phone.
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Samsung Solstice SGH-A887

The Samsung Solstice offers a touch screen and multimedia features, but its performance isn't the best.
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Motorola Hint QA30

The Motorola Hint QA30 seems like a good idea, but some major design concerns keep it from being a top messaging phone.
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Nokia Mirage 2605

The Nokia Mirage 2605's call quality will disappoint many, and it fails even the most basic durability tests.
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Garmin Nuvifone G60

The Garmin Nuvifone G60 makes a fine navigator but fails as a smartphone. It's not worth the money.
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Beyond E-Tech Duet D8

The Duet D8 offers support for two SIM cards, but its touch screen and keyboard result in a frustrating user experience.
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Sony Ericsson Equinox TM717

The Sony Ericsson Equinox TM717 has potential, but its multimedia features are undermined by design missteps and a subpar speakerphone.

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