THE BEST Cellphones

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.

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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.

Philips Xenium X830

Philips Xenium X830

Philips’ Xenium X830 is like a marathon runner, with an incredible 1.5 month standby time; it also features a 3″ touchscreen and 5 MP camera, but sacrifices 3G for battery life.

Sony Ericsson C905a

Sony Ericsson C905a

Sony Ericsson’s flagship camera phone is coming to AT&T 7/19 as the C905a: you’ll get an 8.1 MP camera with flash, auto-focus, video capture, dual-band HSDPA, and GPS.

Sony Ericsson W205

Sony Ericsson W205

There’s no price yet, but Sony Ericsson touts the W205/W205a as their most affordable Walkman phones ever; you’ll get a 1.3 MP camera, video recording, FM radio and Bluetooth.

Video: LG Chocolate BL40

Video: LG Chocolate BL40

LG’s Chocolate BL40 takes on candybar proportions with a wide 4″ 21:9 multi-touch screen; it also features LG’s Active Flash UI and features a 5 MP camera, Wi-Fi and 7.2 mbps HSDPA.

Nokia 3270 classic

Nokia 3270 classic

Designed to withstand splashes, bumps and drops, Nokia’s 3270 classic is their latest rugged cellphone; it also features a 2.2″ TFT display, LED flashlight, FM radio and Bluetooth.

Concept: Google-G0 Phone

Concept: Google-G0 Phone

Tryi Yeh’s Google-G0 concept is an experiment in phone ergonomics; the speakers and mic are positioned on the back, which also slides to reveal a customizable keypad and camera.

Samsung SCH-W760

Samsung SCH-W760

Samsung’s SCH-W760 is a fairly standard slider phone, but its killer feature is a night-vision IR camera that lets you teleconference in the dark–nefarious purposes notwithstanding.

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Verizon HTC Ozone

Verizon HTC Ozone

An answer to the Dash 3G and Snap, Verizon Wireless’ HTC Ozone smartphone has similar features–WinMo 6.1, 3G, Wi-Fi and full QWERTY–but its best feature is the price: $50.

Sony Ericsson T715

Sony Ericsson T715

Sporting a “high-class finish,” Sony Ericsson’s T715 is a mid-range slider phone; specs include a 2.2″ display, 3.2 MP camera, 3G, FM radio, Bluetooth 2.0 and built-in Google Maps.

HTC Hero

HTC Hero

With a 3.2″ screen, 3.5 mm audio jack, and 5 MP camera, HTC’s Hero is a svelte HTC Magic; it’ll also run the slick Sense UI and Flash when it debuts in the US later this year. Thanks, Nate!

T-Mobile MyTouch 3G

T-Mobile MyTouch 3G

T-Mobile’s all-touchscreen MyTouch 3G is finally official: it can be preordered starting 7/8 and will feature a 3.2″ touchscreen, Android 1.5, 3.2 MP camera and come in three colors.

Orange Power Pump

Orange Power Pump

Charge your phone and burn calories, too: every minute your foot pumps air with the Orange Power Pump, it spins a turbine up to 2000 rpm and creates enough power for a 5 minute call.

T-Mobile Dash 3G

T-Mobile Dash 3G

Due out in July, T-Mobile’s trusty Dash smartphone gets bumped up to 3G speeds and features a new trackball; otherwise, it keeps its full QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi and WinMo 6.1.

App: Layar

App: Layar

Pinch yourself, Layar is real and now available for Android (iPhone 3GS soon); it uses your phone’s camera, GPS and compass to ID surroundings as an augmented reality browser.

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Samsung Jet

Samsung Jet

Essentially the Omnia Pro sans keyboard, Samsung’s Jet packs a blazing fast 800 Mhz processor, a 3.1″ AMOLED screen, 5 MP camera, Samsung’s 3D Cube UI, Wi-Fi and 2GB storage.

Nokia E72

Nokia E72

Nokia’s slim E71 is barely out the door but the E72 is already official: this upgraded version gets a 5 MP camera, optical navigation pad, 3.5 mm headphone jack and 10.2 Mbps HSDPA.

Concept: B-Touch Phone

Concept: B-Touch Phone

Designed with the seeing-impaired in mind, Zhenwei You’s B-Touch phone concept turns the touchscreen into a dynamic braille pad, includes voice feedback and uses image recognition.

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

A smaller, more affordable version of the 5800, Nokia’s 5530 XpressMusic is 3G-less but still features a 2.9″ touchscreen, 3.5 mm audio jack, and 3.2 MP camera with LED flash.

Samsung Omnia II

Samsung Omnia II

The crown jewel of Samsung’s Omnia II is a giant 3.7″ AMOLED resistive touchscreen, perfect for WinMo 6.1; it also has Wi-fi, a 5 MP camera, 480p video recording and HSDPA/HSUPA.

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