Holiday Gift Guide: Cell Phones

2009 Ultimate Holiday Tech Guide

Cell Phones

  • HTC Touch Pro2

    Available from all of the four major carriers, the HTC Touch Pro2 is a Swiss Army Knife for business users. It offers all types of productivity tools with some good multimedia features to balance it out. The smartphone also delivers in the performance department and has one of the best QWERTY keyboards we've used to date.

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  • RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630

    BlackBerrys are already known for their great e-mail capabilities, and the RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630 is no different. However, the Tour sweetens up the deal for Sprint and Verizon customers by adding world-roaming capabilities and a great design.


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  • HTC Hero

    The HTC Hero for Sprint is not only one of the most advanced Google Android smartphones on the market today but it's also extremely customizable, thanks to the HTC Sense user experience. It's a great holiday pick for the tech enthusiast in your life.


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  • Samsung Instinct HD

    Sprint's Instinct is both an improvement and an update to the original Samsung Instinct. It offers a sleeker design, a brighter display, and more features. We're a bit ambivalent about the much-hyped "high-definition" support, but it remains a compelling multimedia phone that does a lot of things well.


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  • Apple iPhone 3GS

    Even though the iPhone 3GS doesn't make the same leap that the iPhone 3G made from the first-generation model, the latest Apple handset is still a sweet upgrade for some users. The iPhone 3GS is still faster, and we like the new features and extended battery life, even if call performance isn't always stellar.


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  • Motorola Clutch i465

    The Clutch, which is available for both Nextel and Boost Mobile, comes with push-to-talk support, a comfortable keyboard and controls, and excellent call quality. We don't love the interface, but its signature Nextel feature set is an attraction.


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