Back To School Phone Guide 2009


High School and Teen

  • Sanyo SCP-2700: This budget phone is perfect for first time texters.  It comes in two bold colors, Impulsive Pink and Deep Blue.  This basic phone offers a camera and full keyboard, along with parental controls.
Sanyo SCP-2700 Specifications | Review

  • Samsung Reclaim: The earth-friendly slider puts a premium on eco consciousness, but delivers a pretty good handset as well.  It comes in fun colors and a compact package, while offering Sprint’s full multimedia suite.
Samsung Reclaim Specifications

  • Samsung Exclaim M550: This dual slider offers a full QWERTY keyboard as well as a traditional keypad.  Sprint’s One Click UI gives teens quick access to social networks like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.
Samsung Exclaim M550 Specifications | Review

  • LG Lotus: LG’s sweet messaging device may have a funky form factor, but it delivers where it matters most.  The QWERTY keyboard will keep their thumbs happy and high speed data will let them get their internet fix.
LG Lotus Specifications | Review

College and Graduates

  • LG Lotus: A good bridge device, the Lotus offers more than just fun and games.  A document reader allows this device to do more than your average dumb phone.
LG Lotus Specifications | Review

  • RIM BlackBerry Curve: The best selling PDA for much of the past year, the Curve offers the tried and true reliability of BlackBerry devices.  The Tour is a better device all around, but the Curve’s price tag is more suited to the graduate student.
RIM BlackBerry Curve Specifications | Review

  • Palm Pre: The phone that outdid the iPhone.  It’s a powerful smartphone and wonderful multimedia device all wrapped up into one.  Synergy brings your life neatly together on the phone.  With a real keyboard and multitouch display the Pre is a dream to use, and the ever-growing App Catalog means the Pre will only get better with age.
Palm Pre Specifications | Review

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