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Cellphones

Jawbone PRIME

Jawbone PRIME
$130  Buy Comment

Aliph’s much lusted-after Jawbone Bluetooth headset gets a refresh with the Jawbone PRIME; other than a tweaked pattern, the main changes are improved call quality and noise reduction.

Stussy iPhone Case

Stussy iPhone Case

Available 4/24 at Stussy Chapter stores, Stussy and Power Support’s Pop Shout Air Jacket case is for the iPhone 3G; choose from either a glossy or more rugged matte version.

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LG Viewty Smart

LG Viewty Smart

The successor to the original Viewty, LG’s Viewty Smart is the world’s slimmest 8MP camera at 12.4mm thin; it also features a 3″ WVGA screen, 3G speeds, A-GPS and Wi-Fi.

Toy: Phone Braver 7

Toy: Phone Braver 7
~$115  Buy Comment

Proof that Japanese cellphones are waaaay better than ours, Phone Braver 7 is a crimefighting ABS/diecast toy based on a TV drama; it transforms and can change facial expressions.

T-Mobile Sidekick LX

T-Mobile Sidekick LX
$200 (w/2yr contract)  Buy Comment

T-Mobile’s Sidekick LX launches 5/13: much needed improvements include 3G, a 3.2MP camera, a 3.2″ WVGA screen and a Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace support. No Wi-Fi, though.

Samsung OmniaHD Trick

Samsung OmniaHD Trick

It’s total viral bait, but we’ll bite: Samsung’s i8910 Omnia HD is up to some interesting tricks in the video above, where the phone disappears yet still records; add your own theories here.

Samsung SGH-a657

Samsung SGH-a657

It’s not the first rugged military-spec cellphone we’ve seen, but Samsung’s SGH-a657 is well-featured with A-GPS, 3G, PTT, Bluetooth, email, microSDHC slot and built-in flashlight.

KDDI Idda G9

KDDI Idda G9

KDDI’s Idda G9 sliderphone may be Japan only, but we’re fawning over its stainless steel frame and titanium finish; it packs a 3″ touchscreen, 3.2 MP camera and pico projector support.

Nokia Point & Find

Nokia Point & Find

It’s currently limited to movie posters, but Nokia’s Point & Find hopes to make real-world metadata accessible by pointing a phone at an object and using GPS and internet access.

HTC Snap/S522

HTC Snap/S522

Developed with affordability in mind, HTC’s Snap is a smartphone running Win Mo 6.1, a 2.4″ screen, HSDPA connectivity, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth; it’ll arrive in the US this summer.

Samsung Instinct S30

Samsung Instinct S30
$130 (w/2yr contract)  Buy Comment

Samsung’s Instinct S30 is the successor to the original Instinct; beyond its curvier, more stylish looks, it’ll also feature a larger 3.2″ touchscreen when it debuts with Sprint April 19th.

AT&T Nokia E71x

AT&T Nokia E71x
$100 (w/2yr contract)  Buy Comment

Coming soon to AT&T, the Nokia E71x is a full QWERTY smartphone with 3G connectivity, one-way video calling, Wi-Fi and built-in GPS; it measures only 10mm thick.

Skype for iPhone/BB

Skype for iPhone/BB

Skype’s long-overdue official app for the iPhone is a reality today (with Blackberry in May), but it comes with a catch: you’ll only be able to use it over Wi-Fi, so no 3G or EDGE calls.

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Motorola Evoke QA4

Motorola Evoke QA4

New for Cricket Wireless, Motorola’s Evoke QA4 is like a cheaper Palm Pre; it sports a 2.8″ touchscreen, slide-out keypad, Bluetooth and full HTML browser, but ditches 3G for EVDO.

Samsung Propel Pro

Samsung Propel Pro
$150 (w/2yr contract)  Buy Comment

An evolved Samsung Propel, the Propel Pro keeps its predecessor’s sliding QWERTY form factor but adds a 3MP camera, microSDHC slot, new joystick, stereo Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

AT&T Samsung Impression

AT&T Samsung Impression
$200 (w/2yr contract)  Buy Comment

AT&T’s Samsung Impression is the first US phone with an AMOLED display; it features a 3.2″ touchscreen with haptic feedback, slide-out QWERTY, 3MP camera and 3G speeds.

Sony-Ericsson T707

Sony-Ericsson T707

Sony-Ericsson PR regards the T707 as a chick phone; still, hand gesture recognition, time-of-day dynamic UI and HSPA connectivity make this of interest to geeks of any gender.

T-Mobile webConnect

T-Mobile webConnect
$50 (w/2yr contract)  Buy Comment

Better late than never: T-Mobile joins the mobile broadband party with their USB webConnect laptop stick, a 3G modem which also connects to EDGE and T-Mo’s Wi-Fi hotspots.

Nokia 7205 Intrigue

Nokia 7205 Intrigue
$130 (w/2yr contract)  Buy Comment

Simple and elegant, Verizon/Nokia’s 7205 Intrigue cellphone features a hidden, external 1.9″ PMOLED display; only 0.55″ thick, it also comes with a funky fade finish on the keypad.

Motion J3400 Tablet PC

Motion J3400 Tablet PC
$2,299+  Buy Comment

Motion’s J3400 Tablet PC manages to be both rugged and sleek; fully loaded, you’ll get a 12.1″ View Anywhere LCD, 64GB SSD, mobile broadband, 2 MP camera and 1.4GHz ULV CPU.

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Samsung Lucido Cellphone

Samsung Lucido Cellphone

Italian for sleek, Samsung’s Lucido candy bar phone lives up to its name; it features a brushed metal case with crimson trim, HSDPA, a 2.2 AMOLED display and 5MP camera.

LG Rumor 2 Cellphone

LG Rumor 2 Cellphone
$50 (w/2yr contract)  Buy Comment

Targeted towards text-happy teens, LG’s Rumor 2 will launch on Sprint 3/15; it features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 1.3 MP camera, QVGA screen, stereo bluetooth and GPS.

Nokia 5330 XpressMusic

Nokia 5330 XpressMusic
~$205  Buy Comment

Nokia’s 5330 XpressMusic is a sliderphone with an “edgy, top-sliced design” that’s not half bad looking; it also includes side touch keys, a 3.5mm jack and 26 hours of playback.

Samsung S5600/S5230

Samsung S5600/S5230

No word on when they’ll be coming stateside, but Samsung’s S5600 and S5230 are decent looking touchphones with 3MP cameras and “gesture lock” — think speed dial for touchscreens.

Nautiz X5 Smartphone

Nautiz X5 Smartphone

The Nautiz X5 is designed to run WinMo 6.1 in extreme conditions; this rugged smartphone handles temps from -20 to 55 ¬¨â€šÃ Ã»C yet still features a 3 MP camera and an 806MHz Marvell CPU.

Asus P835 PDA Phone

Asus P835 PDA Phone

Asus’ full touchscreen P835 is noteworthy: it not only features a large 3.5″ WVGA screen, 5MP camera, and HSPA speeds, but can also serve as a Wi-Fi access point for up to 10 devices.

LG Versa

LG Versa

It’s not as slick as Mat Brady’s concept, but LG’s Versa is the first cellphone with a detachable keyboard; it’s coming to Verizon 3/1 and includes a 3″ touchscreen and 2MP camera.

Concept: Sony Simplicity

Concept: Sony Simplicity

Cellphones with minimal features tend to get short shrift design-wise, but this Sony Simplicity concept is lustworthy with its wrap-around display; it has no SMS, camera, or email.

Vertu Constellation Pure

Vertu Constellation Pure
$8,560  Buy Comment

Vertus tend to blend into each other for us, but this Constellation Pure stands out with a keypad made out of ceramic (the rest is made from steel and leather); four colors are available.

Motorola ZN300

Motorola ZN300

Motorola was pretty quiet at MWC 2009, but this ZN300 slider phone makes up for it with a sleek yet utilitarian design; it’ll include a 3MP camera, QVGA display and 3.5mm headset jack.

Pantech Matrix Pro

Pantech Matrix Pro
$180 (w/2yr contract)  Buy Comment

From the same company that made Helio’s Ocean, Pantech’s Matrix Pro is coming 2/24; it features a dual-sliding keypad+QWERTY, 3G speeds, video share calling and WinMo 6.1

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