THE BEST Cellphones

T-Mobile Sidekick LX

T-Mobile Sidekick LX

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.

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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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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T-Mobile webConnect

T-Mobile webConnect

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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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

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.

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