Back To School Phone Guide 2009

Verizon Wireless:

High School and Teens

  • LG enV3 VX9200: Available in slate blue and maroon, this device is ideal for texters who are looking for a QWERTY keyboard in a compact phone. In addition to typing messages fast and easy, you’ll also be able to enjoy nice call quality and camera.
LG enV3 VX9200 Specifications | Review

  • Samsung Alias 2 U750: The eInk QWERTY keyboard is cool and so is the dual-hinge design. It would definitely make heads turn your way. The display is large and easy to read and the phone has good call quality too.
Samsung Alias 2 U750 Specifications | Review

  • LG Chocolate 3: For the music fan, the Chocolate 3 will deliver with a compact flip design, stereo speakers and an FM transmitter.
LG Chocolate 3 Specifications | Review

  • LG enV Touch VX11000:  Even though it’s not as compact as the enV3, the touchscreen is quite useful, the camera quality is better, and the keyboard fits better for larger hands.
LG enV Touch VX11000 Specifications | Review

College and Graduates

  • RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630: The Tour is the newest BlackBerry for Verizon and has all the features you could want, including a full QWERTY keyboard and 3.2MP camera. If you want to look a bit more on the business side, this one would definitely help you achieve that.
RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630 Specifications | Review

  • HTC Touch Diamond: If you prefer WindowsMobile, then the Touch Diamond is for you.  It is a powerful device that can do it all, and the TouchFLO3D interface makes it easy to use. Last, but not least, the diamond is never out of vogue.
HTC Touch Diamond Specifications | Review

  • LG enV Touch VX11000: If you don’t want or need a smartphone, this is the next best thing.  The large QWERTY keyboard is easy to type on and the device can open basic Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Acrobat files.
LG enV Touch VX11000 Specifications | Review

New reasons to get excited every week

Get the most important news, reviews and deals in mobile tech delivered straight to your inbox

FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless