You tell us: Which smartphone are you most excited about?
Nowadays, when most people think 'AT&T' they also think 'iPhone', as the two seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. Even though the Apple iPhone brand has been around for a few years now, the new iPhone 4 is what has most people's attention, with it's more sophisticated appearence and premium materials being used, as well as the impressive hardware with the Retina Display and speedy performance. But you can't talk about the iPhone without mentioning its software, as iOS is one of the easiest and most user-friendly out there.
Another recent addition to AT&T is their Samsung Captivate, part of the Galaxy S line, which is an Android based smartphone. As most of you know, the Android platform has really taken off this past year, so it's nice to see AT&T carry this device. Its main attraction is the 4" Super AMOLED display with WVGA resolution that shows images with true-to-life color and excellent contract. The Captivate also has a fast 1GHz Hummingbird processor and a 5MP camera, which makes it a nice multimedia device.
The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is a new design for BlackBerry, as it offers a 3.2" touch display and a sliding QWERTY keyboard, but also is one of the first to run on the updated BlackBerry OS6 platform.
This year, Sprint became the first carrier to offer a 4G WiMax network and phones to the US public. Even though their 4G network is still spotty, it is continuing to grow. The first 4G phone avaliable from Sprint was the HTC EVO 4G, which runs on Android and HTC's popular SenseUI interface. At its introduction, the EVO 4G was also one of the first smartphones to come with a large 4.3" WVGA display, which is a nice size to watch movies on, but also features a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and an 8MP camera.
The second 4G smartphone for Sprint is the Samsung Epic 4G, which is another Galaxy S phone, as it has the same 4" Super AMOLED display and 1GHz hummingbird processor, but the Epic 4G also adds to it a sliding QWERTY keyboard for those who don't like using an on-screen keyboard.
For the business travelers out there, there is the BlackBerry Bold 9650, which can operate on Sprints 3G network in the US, and GSM networks while in other countries. The Bold 9650 comes with a 2.4" QVGA display and 3.2MP camera, but it's best features are the QWERTY keyboard and the BlackBerry OS, that offers easy email set-up and BES capabilities.
Those of you who are Windows Mobile fans there is the HTC HD2, with its large 4.3" WVGA display, slim design, and 5MP camera. It runs on Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional and utilizes a 1GHz processor. The HD2 is no doubt one of the best - last WinMo devices before Windows Phone 7 comes out.
For Android lovers, there is the Samsung Vibrant, another Galaxy S phone, with 4" Super AMOLED display, 1GHz hummingbird processor, and 5MP camera - running on Android 2.1.
Another Android device is the compact Motorola CHARM, as it comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, 2.8" display, and 3MP camera.
For Verizon, their main driving force is "Droid Does" and the Motorola DROID X is one of their top smartphones, coming with a large 4.3" WVGA display, 1GHz processor, 8MP camera and HDMI video out. There is also the Motorola DROID 2, which replaces the original DROID from last year, coming with Android 2.2 Froyo and an updated QWERTY keyboard.
But one of the newest Android devices for the carrier is the Samsung Fascinate, the 4th Galaxy S phone, so the specs still remain pretty much the same, with the 4" Super AMOLED display, 5MP camera and 1GHz hummingbird processor.
A choice for the international traveler is the LG Fathom, as it is a Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional smartphone and can also work on CDMA and GSM networks. One of its main advantages is its full QWERTY keyboard that slides out from under its 3.2" WVGA display.
So are you excited about buying any of these models listed above, or is there another smartphone that has you jumping up and down? Maybe you are waiting for whatever the 'next' Android phone will be, or perhaps you are thinking about giving Windows Phone 7 a try? Whichever smartphone has you excited, please tell us in the comment section below!
Apple iPhone 4 Review | Specifications
Samsung Captivate Review | Specifications
BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review | Specifications
HTC EVO 4G Review | Specifications
Samsung Epic 4G Review | Specifications
BlackBerry Bold 9650 Review | Specifications
HTC HD2 Review | Specifications
Samsung Vibrant Review | Specifications
Motorola CHARM Review | Specifications
Motorola DROID X Review | Specifications
Motorola DROID 2 Review | Specifications
Samsung Fascinate Review | Specifications
LG Fathom Review | Specifications
1. the Desert Moon (unregistered)
I actually went with AT&T's Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. It's about to get an Android update and I just love the look and feel of it.
2. jdog (unregistered)
Iphone 4g is sexy. Droid X is a beast. Don't have either YET. But would definitely without a doubt go with the X.
15. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
iPhone 4 not 4g Good choice with the X though!
26. trentsinmypants (Posts: 321; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)
You must be a Microshaft employee.......
4. sbsandy (unregistered)
I'm really interested in the HTC HD Wanting it BAD..I use the DroidX andHTC INCREDIABLE.Once you get comfortable with the big screen phones there is no going Back.
5. Rell (unregistered)
im getting the G2
6. koko (unregistered)
Samsung Fascinate is really fascinating
8. anarkie (Posts: 48; Member since: 28 Jan 2009)
I went with the X. No regrets at all. Overengineered and overkill, just like I like it.
9. iheartblueberry (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)
Im going to wait for the Samsung Smooth! Its a flip phone with a 1.5 inch non touch screen. It has bluetooth which is cutting edge for the cell phone industry. it even has a speakerphone which is completely amazing! And with a name like "Smooth" It will be sure to turn some heads and maybe even get me a date..... Still living with my mother in her basement and playing Starcraft all day long. EPIC!!!!!!
13. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
A little behind the times? The Gusto is the hot sh*t these days!..... FAIL
19. PhoneGeek (unregistered)
What about the Clout?
24. PHONE FREAK (unregistered)
YO i LOVE starcraft. That's the best computer game ever. SC2 is great to but I havent bought it yet.
38. derp (unregistered)
nothing beats the kin one. easily best phone of 2010. the shelves were cleaned out in 5 weeks.
71. herpderp (unregistered)
10. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
Nokia N9. Everything else on your list is a joke to me.
25. PHONE FREAK (unregistered)
Explain how the Droid X is a JOKE?
37. derp (unregistered)
everything about it. 'nuff said.
41. meeyawh (unregistered)
your outlook on smart phones changes drastically once you actually use one that works. a plastic shell filled with feces and force close. The DROID Xcrement.
42. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)
Hate to break it to you bro, but anything by motorola is a pile of steamy shit. That includes your precious Droid X.
44. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
wow you must have some real high level of education. you should hear yourself. you sound so intelligent! you must have sprint or something like that..
50. derp (unregistered)
going by your comment, either you fail to comprehend even a grade school level vocabulary, or the radio waves from your failing android phone has caused a tumor to form in your brain inhibiting you from writing a comment any more intelligent than that of a victim of fetal alcohol syndrome. good comeback brah!
52. Misanthropos (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)
piss off fanboy. your opinion is biased. by the way, sprint has motorola phones too. and they suck just as bad as the vzw ones. you don't belong in forums. go scribble on applebee's kids meal menus or something more productive than adding your useless thoughts to forums.
11. Sniggly (Posts: 7253; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Got the X, had it for over a month now and I'm still loving it. As for the Fascinate, I didn't understand the hype over Galaxy S and after seeing the phone, feeling it, and then watching as it froze completely after self erasing its contacts, I still don't understand the hype. It was outdated before it was released, the interface looks like crap, and it's buggy as hell. I'll take the X or the 2 anyday.
39. pingpong (Posts: 145; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)
Galaxy S devices are great. If you played with a store model a lot of times it gets clogged up with junk which can cause it to suck. I played with a store model X and thought it was garbage but I played with my roomate's when he got his and it was fine.
46. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
just like the iPhone4. droid x, and the droid2 really get me going. same with the incredible. epic 4G seems interesting also, but nothing else out there from any manufacturer really has me going.. if i had to take a phone and service with at&t it would have to be the blackberry torch or the HTC aria.
12. aclsmb (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)
The leaked 4.3 inch HTC Android phone on Verizon that BGR showed pictures of a couple of weeks ago that looks like a aluminum case version of the HTC EVO 4.G. Some referred to it as the Merge, but just yesterday someone said that the HTC Lexikon with its just leaked specs is actually the Merge. So not sure what the actual name is of this upcoming EVO like device for Verizon phone is. The HD7 sounds pretty sweet based on rumour specs, and the non-existent iPhone with a 4 inch or larger screen would be right up there too. I want something that is essentially pocketable, but I can also enjoy for surfing, videos, and games, so the bigger the screen the better for me. :-)
14. himu88 (unregistered)
I was excited about SAMSUNG GALAXY S smartphone, egarly awaited its arrival in India. got it in my hands since 5thjuly. now enjoying fully without any flow; awaiting to upgrade it to FROYO.....seems Life is Good... himanshu.21st august.
16. techyjunkiey (unregistered)
excited for the Nokia E7, N8 and the everything HTC puts out, and I'm currently sporting the Samsung Captivate
54. Gazellelab (unregistered)
Nokia N8 and HTC Desire HD!!!
17. JANO (unregistered)
I'M WAITING FOR HTC MY TOUCH HD,
18. jkeskel (Posts: 52; Member since: 23 May 2009)
Did they really just mention the Fathom? Really. If you need global, wait for the D2 world edition. Personally, the X is hopefully going to be my next phone.
20. MovingON (unregistered)
It was either the HTC Incredible, EVO or the X. I opted for the X. It may not have 4G, a kickstand or front facing camera, but I don't need that and everything else works BETTER. What's the need in speed if you can't access it.
21. geezer (unregistered)
Tough call between the Fascinate and the X....Gotta go with the X..Love the virtual keyboard and the Ti processor
22. geezer (unregistered)
The X...is also ahem in my opinion the best Phone of any Smartphone on the market
23. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1012; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
when i had sprint, i wanted the evo because of the screen and the wi-fi capability...now tht im with at&t, i want the captivate because of the screen and more capable of interacting with my computer than the i-phone 3G that i have now
29. Dujai R. (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Oct 2009)
I think the HTC EVO 4G was the best handset to be released thus far. It basically set the pace for what the hyper smartphone should be. it was the second with the 4.3 in display. It was the first 4G handset in the U.S MARKET albeit the coverage wasn't everywhere but is far more widespread now. the HDMI out port was genius and the mobile hot-spot for 8 is awesome. the HTC EVO 4G set the bar or the precedent to follow. Like the other phones imitated, especially the droid X was like a straight copy of the EVO minus the front facing camera and 4G. they couldn't give it a kick stand because then it would've been clear it was a copy. but all in all i think the HTC EVO 4G was the best phone so far .. the iPhone 4 is alright. but nothing groundbreaking. not even the retina display because Samsung outdid that with its super-AMOLED displays. the galaxy S line is pretty good too, im just not sold on theIr UI. HTC's UI seems more intuitive and more appealing. the DROID 2 is also awesome but doesn't compare to the X, IPHONE 4, GALAXY X, OR EVO. it doesn't have a single WOW factor to it. its a nice high end android phone. LG isn't really in the game but the Fathom is nice. EVO FTW
30. k djh (unregistered)
I am waiting til fall 2011 when verizon is said to go 4G..att also..but I cant stand em anymore for what I pay..unless sprint goes total 4G then I would consider it..but I need voice n data sametime for work.
31. rmg (unregistered)
32. Slammer (Posts: 1398; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
The iPhone 4 was a wish list for many. However, since Android has kicked up the advancements on its OS, I can't be swayed back to an iPhone consideration. IMO, the iPhone has become more evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Android has now become a total package leaving me to be excited for even more. I would be interested in seeing what the win7 phone has to deliver. The OS looks very productive in wireless needs. So far, the Evo has been indispensable for my everyday practices of business and pleasure. My Wife can't put down her Epic. John B.
33. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i'm really happy with my Droid 2. if you want speed then the Droid X/2 are the ones you want the X runs 2.1 right now so it's slower than the phones running Froyo right now but the out of the box Froyo equipped Droid 2 kills everything in speed, Linpack never gives me anything less than 13 MFLOPS.
34. ibap (Posts: 725; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
Like everyone who reads these kinds of things, I'm most excited about.....the one that isn't out yet. However, currently on Sprint HTC Touch Pro 2 (which hasn't been bad - was hot when I got it) waiting for October, when I'm planning on a Samsung Epic 4G for my loyalty upgrade. Android, AMOLED and a keyboard! And don't knock Sprint. They've been just fine. I waited for Verizon to use the Alltel merger to improve coverage where I really needed it - only they didn't.
35. magman (unregistered)
Evo. Hands down.
36. rafael.roque (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)
Nokia N8!!! I can't wait to use the new Symbian^3 OS on it =)
40. skainer (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)
I just got my Samsung Fascinate five days ago and I can't put it down, the screen is freeking sweet, processor is sweet, it is super thin and light, it may still be a 5meg camera but its takes better pics and videos then my Droid did. I am very aware of the Bing problem however Verizon will add Google Search when it is updated to 2.2, my only other complaint is the battery life, my old Droid had the edge on battery life but on everything else this Samsung is awesome! I was an apple fan and I still own my Ipod Nano but as far as I am concerned the new Iphone is all Hype. I have played with it a lot before making my decision on the fascinate but it failed to impress, does not have true multi tasking, the antenna gate crap and how Apple and Steve Jobs handled it is a joke!, And after seeing how Steve Jobs is with his customers vie email I will say no thanks and take my future business elsewhere. When my Ipod dies that will be the last apple product I ever buy. Google has done an amazing job with Android, and I know it is not as polished as IOS however I like the open source and the direction it is going. I believe Android will over take the Iphone very soon.
43. dARKsIDEofthemOON (unregistered)
actually... Iphone LTE on VZW would be awesome
47. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
i have verizon and glad i do. looking at all the phones from the "big 4" (sprint, at&t, verizon, and T-mobile) NOTHING with T-mobile interests me right now. but there are a few phones i do like. Verizon: droid x, droid2, incredible at&t: aria and blackberry torch sprint: epic 4G besides that.. nothing really interests me. at all.
49. Homotechual (Posts: 65; Member since: 27 Oct 2009)
LMAO The phones you use as a example for T-Mobile is the CHARM? Really? Let's try the MyTouch HD who will kill the Droid X and the EVO The G2 who is on par with the Droid 2 The Moto Defy rugged smart phone? Sweet HTC HD7 I'm waiting for the MyTouch HD that's what i'm betting on.
53. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
how do you think the myTouch HD stands out so much? xD
66. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
it would if T-mobile had more "coverage" or more markets. around here, nobody for about a 100-square mile radius has ever heard of them. its all at&t, sprint and verizon around here..
51. Iphonelover (unregistered)
I love my iPhone 4. For the most part apple is keeping up with the standards but I'm hoping the "iPhone 5" has at least a 4" display
55. axlb52 (unregistered)
htc hd sucks!! it's a windpws phone all windowos phones suck!! droid x and motorala drod 2 are the best
56. mr HD2 (unregistered)
The HD2 can do alot more then people think it has windows (which really isnt that bad) AND run android 2.2 (just go to xda developers) Thats something even the droid x hasnt even gotten yet
61. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1012; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
the HD2 can be rooted for android 2.1 or 2.2 so id figure tht its the best of both worlds. id rather unlock it so tht i can use it on either t-mobile or at&t