THE BEST Cellphones

Funny: No Signal

Funny: No Signal

Think fast: you’re a Hollywood writer and you’ve run out of story ideas. Who do you call? No Signal is a rapid-fire series of clips for the most overused horror/thriller plot device ever.

Solar Bluetooth Headset

Solar Bluetooth Headset

Making the best out of a farmer’s tan, this Solar Bluetooth Headset squeezes in a solar panel that’ll charge while you chat; it supports A2DP, multiple pairing and can charge via USB too.

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LG GW620 Cellphone

LG GW620 Cellphone

Codenamed Etna, LG’s GW620 is their first Android phone; it features a 3″ TFT touch screen, slide-out QWERTY, quad-band GSM/HSDPA, Wi-Fi, and 5 MP camera w/autofocus.

Nokia 7705 Twist

Nokia 7705 Twist

Available through Verizon 9/13, Nokia’s 7705 Twist is more for the ladies with a built-in mirror, but its compact design, swiveling QWERTY, and 3MP autofocus camera are intriguing.

VZW HTC Touch Pro2

VZW HTC Touch Pro2

Just about every major US carrier has their own HTC Touch Pro2, but Verizon hits the sweet spot 9/11/09 with a $200 price (after $100 MIR), a full $150 cheaper than Sprint or T-Mo.

T-Mobile/Motorola CLIQ

T-Mobile/Motorola CLIQ

Available 4Q 2009, Motorola’s CLIQ runs a custom MOTOBLUR Android skin; it boasts a 3.1″ touchscreen, UMTS/HSPA 3G, Wi-Fi, and 5 MP camera with autofocus and video recording.

Apple 9/09: The Rest

Apple 9/09: The Rest

Beyond the Nano, Apple’s other 9/9 news: iPod Touch gets up to 64 GB and Open GL, Classic gets 160 GB, Shuffle gets new colors, iTunes store gets tweaked and iPhone OS goes up to 3.1.

VZW Samsung Rogue

VZW Samsung Rogue

Replacing the Glyde, Samsung’s Rogue is Verizon’s first with an AMOLED phone; specs: a 3.1″ resistive touchscreen, full slide-out QWERTY, EV-DO Rev. A, and 3 MP w/autofocus.

HTC Tattoo

HTC Tattoo

HTC’s fourth Android phone, the Tattoo features the Sense UI, a 2.8″ resistive touch screen, quad-band GSM/dual-band HSDPA, GPS, Wi-Fi, a 3.2 MP camera, and 528 MHz CPU.

Sprint Palm Pixi

Sprint Palm Pixi

Sprint’s follow up to the Pre, the Palm Pixi is a non-slider candybar with 2.63″ multi-touch screen, full QWERTY, 8 GB storage, EV-DO Rev. A and 2 MP camera; no Wi-fi, though.

Sprint HTC Hero

Sprint HTC Hero

HTC’s Hero lands at Sprint 10/11/09, losing the large chin and squared corners from its initial preview; the 3.2″ screen will also get pinch-zoom but the internals remain the same.

Xperia Pureness

Xperia Pureness

An artsy name with an even artsier design, Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Pureness is a minimalist cellphone with a twist: a transparent monochrome LCD that’s viewable from both sides.

Nokia N97 Mini

Nokia N97 Mini

A smaller and lighter version of the N97, Nokia’s N97 Mini sacrifices memory (it maxes out at 8 GB vs 32 GB), but otherwise keeps a 3.2″ tilt-touch screen with QWERTY and 5 MP camera.

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HTC Touch2 Cellphone

HTC Touch2 Cellphone

No word on North American availability, but HTC’s Touch2 is official with a 2.8″ touch screen, WinMo 6.5, 528 MHz CPU, HSPA/WCDMA, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm audio jack, and 3.2 MP camera.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2

Due out Q4, Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X2 features a 3.2″ TFT touchscreen with slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 8.1 MP camera with autofocus and image stabilizer, and Windows Mobile 6.1

Nokia N900

Nokia N900

Nokia’s N900 is a hardware/software two-fer: a 3.5″ touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY, 5 MP camera, 600 MHz ARM Cortex-A8, 1 GB app memory and the multitasking friendly Maemo 5 OS.

Giveaway: Invisible Skinz

Giveaway: Invisible Skinz

Invisible Skinz is giving away 8 Invisible Shields. UPDATE: this giveaway has now concluded. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Concept: Window Phone

Concept: Window Phone

Seunghan Song’s Window Phone is more form than function, but the novelty factor is “cool” enough: it can change the appearance of its display to reflect weather conditions.

Nokia 5800 Navigation Ed.

Nokia 5800 Navigation Ed.

Nokia’s 5800 Navigation Edition is an Xpress Music with a lifetime navigation subscription; it also features a 3.2″ touchscreen, stereo speakers and 3.2 MP camera.

Samsung CL65

Samsung CL65

Samsung’s 12.2 MP CL65 sounds more like an iPod than a digital camera: it packs Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.0, 720p video, and a 3.5″ touchscreen with gesture UI and on-screen QWERTY.

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Vertu Ascent TI CF

Vertu Ascent TI CF

Vertu’s new Ascent TI Carbon Fibre cellphones tempt auto aficionados with 4 editions; the best features a titanium case swathed in real carbon fiber and leather; each is a 3G capable.

Samsung Reclaim

Samsung Reclaim

Samsung’s Reclaim is a surprisingly capable green phone: made from 80% recycled materials, it packs a sliding QWERTY, 2 MP camera with video, GPS navigation and Bluetooth 2.0.

Gorillamobile

Gorillamobile

A scaled-down Gorillapod, the Gorillamobile secures cellphones and mp3 players to unconventional places; it uses the same three flexible legs and includes a trio of adapters.

AT&T Samsung Solstice

AT&T Samsung Solstice

Available 9/2/09 at AT&T, Samsung’s Solstice is a mid-range touchscreen phone with a matching price; it packs a 3″ haptic touchscreen, HSDPA, 2 MP camera and TouchWiz UI.

Official: New Chocolate

Official: New Chocolate

Leaked in a video, LG’s BL40 “New Chocolate” is official; it boasts a 4″ wide-screen LCD good for 800×345 pixels and a Dual Screen UI, with a rollout beginning Q3 ’09 in 54 countries.

Samsung S9110 Watchphone

Samsung S9110 Watchphone

Calling Dick Tracy: Samsung’s S9110 Watchphone gives the LG GD910 a run for its money with a larger, scratch-resistant 1.76″ touchscreen, slimmer 12 mm case, and voice recognition.

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