The holiday shopping season is right around the corner, and many people are going to be looking for a smartphone. But where to begin? One of the best places to start is by deciding which operating system is right for you. There are several options, and each has its strengths and weaknesses.
Apple's iOS is for people who want a phone that "just works". They aren't interested in tinkering with it very much. Google's Android is best for people who take the complete opposite view: they enjoy being able to change almost everything about their device. Microsoft's Windows Phone is the option most closely aligned to Windows and all of Microsoft's various consumer and business software.
With this in mind, now take a look at some of the best models running these operating systems.
Google's operating system for smartphones is the most popular by a wide margin, and there are a great many to choose from. This list can help narrow your decision down.
Ever since the original iPhone helped revolutionize the consumer phone market in 2007, the company has been a major force in the industry. Check to see which of this company's models are its best available.
Whether you're a Windows Phone 7 fan or you're moving on to Windows Phone 8, there are plenty of top-notch smartphones for you to choose from that feature Microsoft's mobile OS.
Looking for the best product buys in desktops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, and cameras? Go to our Holiday Guide 2012 main page to link to additional top choices for the holidays!
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