THE BEST Cellphones

BlackBerry Tour 9630

BlackBerry Tour 9630

Double trouble with the BlackBerry Tour 9630, announced by both Sprint and Verizon; it’ll run on EV-DO and HSPA networks, which means 3G connectivity both in the US and abroad.

Samsung Omnia Pro

Samsung Omnia Pro

Now official, above is the Samsung Omnia Pro, aka the Samsung Louvre B760; it’ll feature an 800MHz CPU, 3.5″ AMOLED resistive screen, 5.1MP camera and slide-out QWERTY.

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Mobile Script Cellphone

Mobile Script Cellphone

Much of its tech is still in the future, but we like the Mobile Script; this solar-powered concept phone sports two screens, one of which unfolds and can stiffen when a voltage is applied.

Samsung Solar Guru

Samsung Solar Guru

It’s not coming to the States anytime soon, but Samsung’s Solar Guru could be ideal for hikers; its entire back is a solar panel, charging 5-10 minutes for every hour of charging.

Trou Hologram Phone

Trou Hologram Phone

We’re a decade or so away from the Trou Phone, but it’s fun to dream: when not in use the screen is a vacant hole, but when activated it projects holographic images and data.

Verizon Casio Exilim

Verizon Casio Exilim

If you liked Casio’s Japan-only W63CA, Verizon will get a slightly watered-down Casio Exilim C721; it features a swiveling display, but with a smaller 2.3″ TFT screen and 5.1MP camera.

Samsung Omnia II

Samsung Omnia II

Likely due out June 15th, the Samsung Omnia II improves heavily on the outgoing Omnia: a 3.7″ resistive AMOLED touchscreen, 8.1MP camera w/dual LED flash, and video recording.

Russian Doll Cellphones

Russian Doll Cellphones

Oh, how far we’ve come: Kyle Bean’s Mobile Evolution is a 21st century take on Russian Matryoshka nesting dolls, progressing from the classic brick phone to today’s iPhone.

Concept: Kambalaphone

Concept: Kambalaphone

iPhone 3GS not revolutionary enough? Kambalaphone is not only a hybrid headset and cellphone but can camouflage itself to your face, all thanks to a flexible screen and sensors.

Apple iPhone 3GS

Apple iPhone 3GS

The “S” is for speed: Apple’s iPhone 3GS is out 6/19 and gets a faster CPU, better battery life, a 3MP autofocus camera, 30fps video recording, voice control, compass and 7.2Mbps HSDPA.

LG enV TOUCH

LG enV TOUCH

Good news for Verizon: CNET has given the LG enV Touch their Editor’s Choice award thanks to its dual 3″ displays, QWERTY, 3.2MP camera, EV-DO Rev. A and web browser.

Ascent Ti Damascus

Ascent Ti Damascus

Made with the same method used for samurai swords, Vertu’s Ascent Ti Damascus Steel phone will likely take a slice out of your wallet; the hand-etched phone is limited to 100 pieces.

Pharos Traveler 137

Pharos Traveler 137

Ideal for fairweather users, Pharos’ Traveler 137 works with both AT&T and T-Mobile’s 3G networks; the WinMo 6.5 ready smartphone features a 3.5″ TFT LCD, Wi-Fi and 3MP camera.

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GreenHeart Phones

GreenHeart Phones

Sony Ericsson’s GreenHeart line of phones (C901 and Naite) are eco-friendly phones thanks to factors like 50% recycled plastics, low VOC paint, low-power chargers and smart packaging.

Sony Ericsson W995a

Sony Ericsson W995a

Sony Ericsson’s W995a slider phone borders on being a portable media player, with an 8.1MP camera, 3G speeds, 2.6″ QVGA screen, Wi-Fi, and 3.5mm audio jack–all of it unlocked.

Mobiado 350PRL

Mobiado 350PRL

Resembling the Nokia E71, Mobiado’s 350PRL is the luxury mobile company’s first QWERTY phone; it’s made with nickel-plated aircraft aluminum, sapphire crystal and mother of pearl.

Samsung Pixon12

Samsung Pixon12

Available outside Europe in August, Samsung’s Pixon12 features a 12MP camera with Xenon flash, 3.1 AMOLED touchscreen, 30fps 720×480 video recording, Wi-Fi, and HSPA speeds.

Sony Ericsson Aino

Sony Ericsson Aino

With a 3″ touchscreen, keypad and 8 MP camera, Sony Ericsson’s Aino is already a decent phone; however, the big news is that it’ll stream media from your PS3 from anywhere in the world.

Leaked AT&T Phones

Leaked AT&T Phones

Engadget has dug up a treasure trove of new phones for AT&T, most due to release 2H 2009; among them: the Palm Eos, the Nokia Mako, the HTC Lancaster and the Blackberry Onyx.

Samsung Jack Cellphone

Samsung Jack Cellphone

The third iteration of Samsung’s BlackJack, the i637 Jack will be available 5/19 on AT&T with WinMo 6.1, a 3.2MP camera, aGPS, 3G, Wi-Fi, a 320×240 display and full QWERTY.

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Sprint MiFi 2200

Sprint MiFi 2200

Based on Novatel’s MiFi, the Sprint MiFi 2200 is a combination broadband modem and mobile hotspot; it also makes use of the MiFi’s GPS, good for location and mapping apps.

Samsung Alias 2

Samsung Alias 2

Now available through Verizon, Samsung’s Alias 2 isn’t the prettiest phone but sports an e-ink “Magic Key” keypad which can switch between numeric and QWERTY modes.

Revealed: OmniaHD Video

Revealed: OmniaHD Video

Some of you have already guessed it, but Samsung finally reveals the trickery behind their OmniaHD viral video; the best part starts at 1:40, where you see the video as it’s being filmed.

Trek USB VoIP Phone

Trek USB VoIP Phone

This Star Trek TOS-styled Communicator is not only a must-have for Trekkies, but actually serves as a VoIP phone with working speaker and buttons plus 21 sound effects.

Nokia E52 Cellphone

Nokia E52 Cellphone

Nokia’s E52 retains the svelte candybar design of the E51, but doubles talk time to 8 hours (6 hours on 3G); it also features a 3.2MP camera, GPS, noise cancellation and new email UI.

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