Motorola does a slim slider phone well with the attractive and well-performing GSM Rizr Z3.
The attractive Motorola C139 is a basic user-friendly cell phone for making calls. Just don't expect a lot of features.
Despite some niggling design flaws and the lack of 3G support, the HP iPaq 510 Voice Messenger offers outstanding voice-command features as well as the enhanced productivity tools of Windows Mobile 6.
With a user-friendly interface, decent performance, and an affordable price point, the Palm Treo 680 is a good smart phone for the first-time buyer or for mobile users looking to be more productive on the road; we just wish it had a better camera and Wi-Fi support.
With the new features, extra level of customization, and affordable price tag, the T-Mobile Sidekick is a good choice for the carrier's younger customers looking for an all-in-one communication device.
Light users will do fine with Samsung's entry-level Galaxy J3, but you'll want a higher-powered phone if you plan to keep it around for two years or more.
Although we weren't terribly impressed by the call quality or the form factor, the Cingular 8100 series provides powerful tools to the mobile professional for getting work done on the go.
The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 improves on an already-impressive smartphone with the addition of GPS, video recording, and 3G support.
Its design may not be particularly flashy, but the Sony Ericsson W800i Walkman phone elegantly combines its calling and multimedia features into a powerful device.
This lightweight mobile from Nokia has real teen appeal for an affordable price.
The i-mate K-JAM offers a good package of business features at an acceptable price, although if you want top-notch performance, look elsewhere.
If you can live with its variable call quality, the Samsung SGH-A177 is a functional and easy-to-use texting phone. It's affordable and it doesn't require a contract.
Sony Ericsson's K300i is a decent all-rounder handset that includes a good mix of features such as a built-in VGA camera and infrared to wirelessly transfer photos to PC. Taking photos and sending text messages is a breeze, although a few bundled accessories like a USB cable would have been nice.
The LG C1500 is an affordable basic phone with decent call quality and a compact form factor that will please those who just want a phone that works.
The Motorola W490 is a practical phone for making calls; just don't count on its camera to be of much use.
The Motorola V360 abandons the flashy for the functional. Although the design is a step backward from the last model in the product line, it's outweighed by attractive features.
The Pharos GPS Phone 600e isn't a horrible smart phone, but the lack of navigation software and subpar call quality detracts from its overall appeal. Plus, you can get more for your money with other GPS-enabled smart phones.