The Sidekick II isn't exactly shy and retiring -- it's big, heavy and it looks unusual. Voice calls are not its strong suit. But it does have some interesting features, such as automatically storing all your data on the Web. If you can't be bothered with a proper PDA, but want to run your life from your mobile, it could be what you're looking for
You'll need to be doing an awful lot of texting for the hefty Sidekick to look like a good deal. The Qwerty keyboard is great and trackball navigation is a fun innovation, but the power-hungry flip-screen lacks pixels, and multimedia and 'business' features are a joke
The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is a budget option for BBM addicts and those who love the feeling of physical keys under their thumbs. No touchscreen, iffy build quality and a poor selection of apps mean you might be better casting your eye elsewhere, however.
U.S. Cellular's first Windows Phone 7 phone is a solid effort, although the HTC 7 Pro will disappoint those looking for a large, vibrant screen.
The enhancements in WebOS 2.0 make the Palm Pre 2 a very capable smartphone, but we think it's worth waiting for the HP Pre 3, which will offer hardware improvements to complement the software upgrades.
Though Web browsing is not its forte, the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 is one of the most powerful and best messaging smartphones in AT&T's lineup.
The Xpression has a slider design in red, a full keyboard, a touch screen, and basic features for $49 with service.
Though the Cosmos 3 is free with contract, you're better off paying more for a comparable handset, like the Samsung Intensity III.
If you're not opting for a smartphone and you can look past its dated design, the Samsung Gravity Q is your best choice for a T-Mobile keyboard phone.
As a feature phone, the Rumor Reflex can do the basics well and its QWERTY keyboard and touch-screen display make it easy to use.
Responsive, functional, and tough, the Motorola Admiral makes a great workhorse phone, especially for anyone working in a tough environment. BlackBerry users will also find it a smooth transition if they want to move to the Android platform.
The HTC Touch Pro2 certainly won't appeal to everyone, but, with its big, high-resolution screen and roomy keyboard, it'll tick the right boxes for some
Though the price might be off-putting to many, the Nokia E72 is a well-designed and full-featured messaging smartphone for business users.
The RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is a decent entry-level BlackBerry with a couple of modern features like 3G and GPS, but we wish it was more affordable.
The BlackBerry Passport's bullish focus on productivity spawns a fantastic keyboard, but its blocky shape makes one-handed use difficult.
BlackBerry is set to announce its first Android phone ever, a sign that it could leave behind its proprietary software for good.
The Nokia 9300 includes handy features for corporate users, though some of them could use work.
The Nokia E75 is a nice alternative to the current crop of slate QWERTY messaging smartphones, offering a compact design without sacrificing the keyboard or e-mail capabilities. However, without carrier backing, the unlocked phone is a bit expensive.