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CNET Top 5
CNET Top 5
And an iPhone?
ThatÃ¯Â¿Â½s not Ã¯Â¿Â½thinking differentÃ¯Â¿Â½ any more.
No, raise your
hand if you just need a good phone, not a computer in your pocket.
with Top 5: Cell
Not smartphones, just cell phones.
#5 is the Casio GÃ¯Â¿Â½Zone Brigade on Verizon.
True to its Village Peopley name, this guy has the
same sort of charm as a construction worker in a thong and a new pair of Red Wings.
Ã¯Â¿Â½ that means bulky --- but that makes room for a spacious keyboard.
It has push-to-talk to reach
the boss man quick when the wellhead blows up, and a 3.2 megpixel camera to get pictures of
that for the Senate hearings.
#4 is the Pantech Ease on AT&T.
A little bean shaped horizontal slider, which reveals a good
keyboard, but it also has an excellent looking and working touch screen.
Also has an Easy mode
that dumbs down the interface making it foolproof for the elderly, techphobic or just stupid.
We wish they didnÃ¯Â¿Â½t lock our some apps like stopwatch and notepad in the Easy mode, but
overall a solid, innovative design.
#3 is the Samsung Reality on Verizon.
Like the Ease it has a really good slide out keyboard and
generous, bright touch screen.
On the display, you can switch between up to 3 home screens to
organize your widgets and such, which is a nice borrow from smartphones and generally
everything is very intuitive.
#2 is the LG dLite on T-Mobile.
The exact opposite of the GZone Brigade: Ultrafeminine and
available in bubble gum pink.
ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s a slim flip phone with an edge-lit case and a sort of secret LED
matrix display on the back that can show the time or a series of Pac-manÃ¯Â¿Â½ish animations.
ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s a long thing, too much so perhaps, but this phone got us excited by a basic phone
like few others did this year.
Before we get to #1, make sure you check out the mirror image of this Top 5: Top 5 AWFUL
They make even the WORST phone on todayÃ¯Â¿Â½s list look stellar.
#1 is the LG Lotus Elite on Sprint.
A cool, square flip design including an *external* touch
screen, great keyboard inside, good multimedia, messaging and calling.
The 2 MP camera is
dated at this point, and it is red.
I mean, bright red.
But all in, this might be the coolest non-
smartphone on the block as we wrap up 2010.
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