Cell Phones Holiday Gift Guide 2010
Samsung Epic 4G
Sprint's second 4G WiMAX phone managed to enchant us with its wonderful capabilities and features. If there's a tech-savvy person in the family, than this is the Sprint phone for them. With a giant 4” Super AMOLED screen, ultra-fast processor and groovy 5MP camera, the Android-running Samsung Epic 4G is a pure winner. Of course, its most-valued feature is its WiMAX support, which can get you lightning-quick data speeds wherever you are (read: wherever there's coverage).
A nicely-balanced Android smartphone can be found in the form of the Samsung Transform. This mid-range device has all the prerequisites to be a great companion, especially when you take into account its more than decent 3.5” display and slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard, which will surely come in handy for all the heavy texters out there.
LG Optimus S
What better present than a full-featured and at the same time affordable smartphone? If you are looking for just that, the LG Optimus S fits the bill with its $50 on-contract price and Android 2.2 operating system. What you get is a healthy-sized 3.2” capacitive display, decent 3.2MP camera, GPS and over 100,000 applications in Android Market.
RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G
The BlackBerry Curve 3G seems to be subscribed to this year's Holiday Gift Guide! Indeed, RIM's mid-range handset comes with a pretty decent price-value ratio, which makes it more appealing than most of the competition in this price range. Throw in a traditionally great physical QWERTY keyboard, and the Curve 3G becomes the ultimate texting fiend.
Sanyo Innuendo by Kyocera
Available for free on contract, the Sanyo Innuendo is a phone that boasts an intriguing design that will never leave it unnoticed. With a side-opening clamshell form-factor, the Innuendo manages to fit a full QWERTY keyboard and a 2.8” screen. The front is quite futuristic with a clean, flat surface that hosts an external display and touch-sensitive numpad keys. Great for science fiction-loving youngsters, who also happen to text heavily.
Quite impressive stuff indeed by the nation's third-largest carrier. Let's now turn our attention to the company that recently launched the first devices to take advantage of its blazing-fast HSPA+ network, namely T-Mobile!
1. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 851; 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..