Cell Phones Holiday Gift Guide 2010
Apple iPhone 4
Let's face it, there is simply no better handset in AT&T's lineup than the Apple iPhone 4. Cupertino's latest and greatest will surely amaze you with its responsiveness and functionality, but most of all, with its breathtaking design, constructed out of premium materials. An inseparable part of every geek's wish list, the iPhone 4 is capable of keeping you constantly entertained, thanks to hundreds of thousands of quality apps and games available on the App Store.
Being a Galaxy S smartphone, the Samsung Captivate just can't escape from its high-end nature that's allowing it to stand out with a gorgeous 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and a zippy 1GHz Hummingbird chipset. However, the Captivate doesn't impress with its hardware alone, as the Android platform it is running has a respectful place in the current smartphone market. With its more than 100,000 apps, Android can easily captivate you with the aid of this phone's outstanding hardware.
HTC Surround or Samsung Focus
What could make a better present than а phone that will make you feel different? The Windows Phone 7-powered HTC Surround and Samsung Focus are just that. Having a handset that's running a brand new and yet unproved operating system is undoubtedly an exciting experience for every smartphone fanatic out there, especially if it's a long-awaited Microsoft OS. Each of these offerings will manage to deliver a fantastic performance, with the Surround having the advantage of a kickstand and a powerful loudspeaker, and the Focus sporting a brilliant 4” Super-AMOLED screen.
RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G
Even though the last thing we think about during the Holidays is work, business is business. And it often can't wait. Feeling overwhelmed by the numerous tasks that have to be accomplished, coupled with emails constantly pouring into the inbox? Well, it's a tough situation, but certainly not unsolvable, and we know just the right solution – a BlackBerry! The Curve 3G by AT&T is an inexpensive smartphone, packing a very good QWERTY keyboard, which will make responding to texts and emails a breeze, while on the go.
Not everyone's into all that smartphone hysteria though. For those of you who don't care about stuff like mobile OS's, native applications or cloud computing, there's the LG Encore – a touchscreen feature phone, which will keep things simple and most importantly, safe for your budget. Plus, you won't be missing that much, as the Encore is decently equipped with a 3” screen, 3MP camera and GPS.
This year AT&T managed to pick up some pretty decent handsets alongside of the iPhone 4, which is evident with the aforementioned devices. However, the 3rd-largest carrier in the U.S. - Sprint – is not to be overlooked, as the WiMAX-promoting company's portfolio is more spectacular than ever.
1. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 722; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
Wait, you gave the C7 the nod, but not the N8??? Seriously? The camera wasn't worth it to you? Damn.
2. deferom (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Nov 2010)
I was disappointed not to see the Motorola Flipout on the AT&T list. It's a capable yet affordable Android phone.
And no HTC EVO 4G? It's Sprint's best phone.
3. spg2010 (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)
For T-Mobile I'd have suggested the HTC MyTouch 4G hands down. It's definitely by far the best phone that T-mobile has right now and I would even say better than all the other phones out there at this time except maybe the Samsung Epic 4G. But I give the MyTouch 4G the edge due to Wifi-Calling.
4. BlakeDaze (unregistered)
to gift a prepaid cellphone this holiday season is a great way to go, a great present for a friend or loved one. I'm getting one for my little sister, her first cellphone,and I'm keeping an eye for Black Friday sales, I'm sure Tracfone will have great promotions for the holidays, they always have. Anyone knows about any good sales on prepaids?
5. MiriAlgood (unregistered)
@BlakeDaze what kind off phone are you searching for? I heard that Sear will be having a cool sale on Tracfone for $15 on a samsng and that's a great starter phone for a kid, also kmart will be having a good deal on motorolas for 50% off on Net 10, they are all prepaid and good choices. Happy Shopping!
6. Jonathan (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Nov 2010)
Why??? The Blackberry is on the list. I am really agree if Apple Iphone 4, Motorola Droid and Samsung Phone are on the list. It's really a bias choice. Why Google Nexus One, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and Nokia N8 are not in the list??? Blackberry advantage over the 3 other phone I list out are only Blackberry conact and push e-mail. What a bias!!!!!!!!!
7. Robin7 (unregistered)
Don't you Phone Arena management and developers care a bit for the Asian countries..
That's why I love GSM Arena much more than this silly PhoneArena..
Such a bad holiday gift guide... how did you categorize ????
Just have a look at the Holiday Guide from GSM Arena and learn which categories matter to the wider world..