You consider yourself an Android maniac? Then you should know which the first handset to run the OS is – of course, that's the venerable G1. Truth be told, the G1 was never quite a success, but now that other devices have managed to attract a lot of interest to the platform, HTC has given the G line a second chance with the all-new T-Mobile G2. And this time the guys have come up with a real winner, considering the G2's next-generation Snapdragon chipset, large touchscreen, Flash Player 10.1 support and most importantly – HSPA+ compatibility for some lightning-fast data transfers. T-Mobile G2 is really a dream come true for all Android maniacs.
Well, of course we won't overlook T-Mobile's Galaxy S variant – the Samsung Vibrant, especially when it's one of the carrier's most impressive offerings. The Vibrant is an incredibly thin Android smartphone, which, however, is very feature-rich, as it packs a great 4” Super AMOLED screen with ultra-saturated colors and enormously high contrast levels. In addition, it performs magnificently in all benchmarks, so it would be a perfect gift for the geek in the family.
RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G
Now here's a well-balanced smartphone that's both appealing and inexpensive - the BlackBerry Curve 3G! A handset that relies on a tried and true stylish design scheme, the Curve 3G is naturally packing 3G connectivity, along with compatibility with RIM's latest BlackBerry OS 6 software. Not to mention the keyboard, which is suitable for most intense texting.
LG Optimus T
If a budget-cautious smartphone is what you seek, then there could hardly be a better deal than the LG Optimus T and its free on-contract price. Sure, you won't get a 4.3” screen, but the Optimus T's 3.2” one, coupled with the pretty decent performance of Froyo and more than 100,000 apps is still an offer that's clearly worth your while.
Of course, you don't have to pick up a smartphone if you simply need a decent phone. For those occasions, the LG dLite is very suitable, even more so when we know that it ups the ante a bit with its stylish hidden external display and social networking capabilities through the Social Buzz app. 2MP camera and GPS are also included to supplement the dLite with a complete set of basics.
Now that we've discussed the worthy offerings in the U.S., it is time for a trip overseas, where customers are equally hungry for some help with choosing the right presents.