There has never been a better time to get a smartphone, either for someone on your shopping list or as a little present for yourself. There is a wide array of models available, and prices are very attractive.
These aren’t the smartphones of a few years ago. Gone are the blocky shapes, low-resolution screens, and bad user interfaces. The latest devices are slick and easy to use, with high-res touchscreens.
These days, making calls or sending texts is just the beginning — phones can send and receive e-mail, surf the Web, play games, and store huge amounts of music.
This guide is broken up into four categories — Business, Consumer, Texting, and Other — but there is a great deal of cross-over among them. Business-oriented phones can play music and games, while virtually all consumer-oriented models give you access to your work e-mail. Many texting devices can do all of these things, too. So check out all the different categories if you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for.
No matter what category they are in, just about all of the phones on this listoffer 3G mobile broadband and decent cameras.