Holiday Gift Guide 2009

Holiday Gift Guide 2009
Introduction

It´s the middle of November and with the end of the year holidays drawing nearer most of us have already started thinking hard about what to give relatives and friends as presents. We tend to go window shopping, spend hours and hours wandering about, trying to take a pick from hundreds of options and come up with the best and most suitable gift for the special person... just to end up feeling like screaming “Aaaaaargh, why me?”

The truth is that choosing the best present involves some serious thinking and knowledge of several things. First off, you need to know the person well and whether or not they really need what you are to buy and present them with. Taking a proper decision is so much easier when we are aware of these two and their implications. Not to mention the chance of our planned surprise going over like a lead balloon is so much lower.

If you think that a cell phone would be a suitable gift for someone you love, then you’re at the right place. After the latest storm of new phones from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile, as well as the rise of the Android handsets, choosing a certain model became a pretty difficult task. And that’s the main reason why we made this guide, presenting the most suitable solutions for each carrier so that you can easily find your way through that jungle of phones. No matter if your son texts at a speed of 400 texts an hour, your daughter has a thing for shiny gadgets with magic letters like Gucci, PRADA, D&G etc. on them, you wife happens to be senior corporate executive of a multinational company clinging to a paper diary or your mother-in-law badgers you about something four hours a day – we´ve got a solution for you.

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9 Comments

1. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

wow, phone arena put the LG 370 on here but skipped the Touch pro for sprint?? WTF, also who cares about the reclaim when you have the Samsung Moment. Show the love Phonearena.

2. hcho3

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

I just made a phone arena account to just point out a mistake in this article. In AT&T recommendation, you listed Samsung Solstice. Why would you say this phone has an AMOLED display? It does not! It has a vivid colors, but it certainly does not have AMOLED! Did samsung pay you guys to write it like this? I read your solstice review and it did not say anything about AMOLED. I know it does not have AMOLED already. So, what is going on here? Is this a mistake or marketing strategy by samsung? I also don't agree with those picks, but those are personal opinions. So, I will put those aside. You guys need to correct that mistake as soon as possible.

7. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

haha, that's funny

8. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

We sincerely apologize for the mistake. Indeed, the Samsung Solstice's display is not AMOLED, but TFT.

3. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

more garbage from phone areana glad I come to see the latest on phones not thier stupid opnions. On sprint why no touch pro 2 or moment or even the pre or pixi? The pixi makes a good phone for the young crowd the pre is powerful and the moment is wicked fast. The touch pro 2 is just awesome your idiots get new jobs please you are to biased to talk about sprint.

4. Manifest78

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

OMG... What color crack are you people on?? They mixed up the list for a wider audience and now people come out of the wood works because the same iteration of a phone did not appear in every carrier's list. Hell we even have the classic secret corporate plot to make people buy more of a particular device and someone so hell bent on complaining that they didn't even see that the Palm Pixi in the Sprint guide. I don't personally agree with everything I see but I appreciate the different point of view, especially when I don't have to pay for it. Seriously people, cut them some slack.

5. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

I'm not cutting them any slack. A holiday gift guide should be thorough AND accurate. Its really not hard for them to get it RIGHT. On another note, why does AT&T's holiday line-up look really lame? I don't see any device to get me excited.

6. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Id cut them some slack if they could figure out how to review and give accurate opnions. The hero was the only phone that made sense I dont anyone asking about black berries thier asking about android and the moment is android and its something people would want not another ugly as sin black berry or boring phones. Right now its a smart phone world and they love to throw people sprints dumb phones and throw in one of teh good ones to show "hey sprint isnt all bad" I wish phone arena would grow balls and get off the iphone train. I hope it gets derailed with them on it. and how come they recommond everyone else to give the tp2 but not sprint? Yeah they can suck it hard

9. MrRihannaFenty

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

why didnt they add the MOTO Cliq for T-Mobile? Or the MyTouch 3g!?!?

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