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BlackBerry Curve 8530 - smoky violet (Verizon Wireless) Reviewed on December 4, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
BlackBerry Curve 8530 - smoky violet (Verizon Wireless)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 4 reviews

The Bottom Line: While we're not huge fans of the design, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 is a good choice for first-time smartphone buyers and offers more than its GSM counterpart. Read review

Specs: Verizon Wireless, CDMA2000 1X, Up to 270 min, With digital camera / digital player, 3.7 oz, 2 megapixels, 2.5 in

Motorola Charm (unlocked)

Specs: Unlocked, WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM, Up to 405 min, With digital camera / digital player, 3.9 oz, 3 megapixels, 2.8 in

LG GW820 eXpo - smartphone - GSM / UMTS

Specs: AT&T, WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM, 5.2 oz, 5 megapixels, 3.2 in

Palm Centro - blue (unlocked)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 1 review

Specs: Unlocked, GSM, 4.4 oz, 1.3 megapixels, 2.4 in

BlackBerry Curve 8350i (Sprint) Reviewed on January 15, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
BlackBerry Curve 8350i (Sprint)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 45 reviews

The Bottom Line: Nextel customers looking for a full-featured smartphone with the carrier's famed Direct Connect push-to-talk capabilities will be well-served by the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8350i. Read review

Specs: Sprint Nextel, iDEN, Up to 240 min, With digital camera / digital player, 0.3 lbs, 2 megapixels

BlackBerry 8120 (unlocked)

Specs: Unlocked, GSM, Up to 240 min, With digital camera / digital player, 3.1 oz, 2 megapixels

LG Optimus M (MetroPCS) Reviewed on December 16, 2010 Check prices
Product overview
LG Optimus M (MetroPCS)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 73 reviews

The Bottom Line: While not as advanced as the Optimus handsets on other carriers, the Optimus M is still a great entry-level Android phone for MetroPCS customers. Read review

Specs: MetroPCS, CDMA2000 1X, Up to 450 min, With digital camera / digital player, 5.39 oz, 3.2 megapixels, 3.2 in

LG KP500 Cookie Unlocked Phone with 3.2 MP Camera

Specs: Up to 210 min

BlackBerry Storm 2 (Verizon Wireless) Reviewed on October 15, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
BlackBerry Storm 2 (Verizon Wireless)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 140 reviews

The Bottom Line: The RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 brings some welcome additions, such as Wi-Fi, updated software, and a better touch interface, but it's going to face some serious competition from Verizon's upcoming touch-screen smartphones. Read review

Specs: Verizon Wireless, Up to 300 min (GSM), Up to 330 min (CDMA), Up to 360 min (UMTS)), With digital camera / digital player, 5.64 oz, 3.25 in

Motorola Cliq - black (unlocked)

Specs: Unlocked, WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM, 5.7 oz, 5 megapixels, 3.1 in

LG Vortex - black (Verizon Wireless) Reviewed on November 23, 2010 Check prices
Product overview
LG Vortex - black (Verizon Wireless)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 33 reviews

The Bottom Line: The LG Vortex is a wonderful entry-level Android smartphone for Verizon Wireless, as long as you know its limitations. Read review

Specs: Verizon Wireless, CDMA2000 1X, Up to 450 min, With digital camera / digital player, 4.44 oz, 3.2 megapixels, 3.2 in

HP iPAQ hw6940 Mobile Messenger w/ GPS (AT&T) Reviewed on November 10, 2006 Check prices
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HP iPAQ hw6940 Mobile Messenger w/ GPS (AT&T)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 4 reviews

The Bottom Line: The HP iPaq hw6900 series offers a lot for the road warrior, including GPS functionality, e-mail, and productivity tools, but there are better-designed and faster-performing smart phones out there. Read review

Specs: Not specified, GSM, 6.2 oz, 3 in

BlackBerry Curve 9370 (Verizon Wireless) Reviewed on February 8, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
BlackBerry Curve 9370 (Verizon Wireless)

The Bottom Line: Verizon's BlackBerry Curve 9370 brings you BlackBerry 7 OS and a global-ready SIM slot in an ultraportable package. Unfortunately, some design flaws and a high price for an entry-level device make the QWERTY handset hard to recommend to anyone except BlackBerry devotees. Read review

Specs: Verizon Wireless, CDMA2000 1X / GSM, Up to 300 min (GSM), Up to 330 min (CDMA), With digital camera / digital player, 3.5 oz, 5 megapixels, 2.44 in

ZTE Merit 990G (Net10) Reviewed on August 6, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
ZTE Merit 990G (Net10)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 1 review

The Bottom Line: As an entry-level prepaid handset, the ZTE Merit is reliable, reasonably priced, and easy to use. Read review

Specs: NET10, GSM, Up to 360 min, With digital camera / digital player, 4.5 oz, 3.5 in

Virgin Mobile Venture Reviewed on May 29, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
Virgin Mobile Venture
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 2 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Virgin Mobile Venture is an entry-level smartphone that carries out basic tasks reliably, but with low-spec hardware and a pokey processor. Read review

Specs: Virgin Mobile, 4.3 oz, 2.8 in

LG Optimus V (Virgin Mobile) Reviewed on February 1, 2011 Check prices
Product overview
LG Optimus V (Virgin Mobile)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 148 reviews

The Bottom Line: The LG Optimus V is a great entry-level Android smartphone if you want to go the prepaid route. Read review

Specs: Virgin Mobile, CDMA2000 1X, Up to 450 min, With digital camera / digital player, 4.7 oz, 3.2 megapixels, 3.2 in

BlackBerry Pearl 8110 - BlackBerry smartphone - GSM

Specs: Not specified, GSM, Up to 210 min, With digital camera, 3.2 oz, 2 megapixels

BlackBerry 8830 - black (Sprint) Reviewed on July 20, 2007 Check prices
Product overview
BlackBerry 8830 - black (Sprint)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 39 reviews

The Bottom Line: For the globe-trotting executive, the RIM BlackBerry 8830 is a powerful voice and messaging tool that offers world roaming and solid performance. Read review

Specs: Sprint Nextel, CDMA2000 1X / GSM, 4.6 oz

Motorola Citrus (Verizon Wireless) Reviewed on November 24, 2010 Check prices
Product overview
Motorola Citrus (Verizon Wireless)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 19 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Motorola Citrus is small and devoid of high-end features, but it works as a beginner Android phone. Read review

Specs: Verizon Wireless, CDMA2000 1X, 3.88 oz, 3 megapixels, 3 in

T-Mobile Concord (refurbished)

Specs: T-Mobile, WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM, 3.5 oz, 2 megapixels, 3.5 in

Samsung Intercept - satin pink (Sprint) Reviewed on July 16, 2010 Check prices
Product overview
Samsung Intercept - satin pink (Sprint)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.5 stars out of 111 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Samsung Intercept is a suitable Android alternative for Sprint customers on a budget. Read review

Specs: Sprint Nextel, CDMA2000 1X, Up to 384 min, With digital camera / digital player, 4.8 oz, 3.2 megapixels, 3.26 in

Palm Pixi Plus (Verizon Wireless) Reviewed on January 21, 2010 Check prices
Product overview
Palm Pixi Plus (Verizon Wireless)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 34 reviews

The Bottom Line: While not a major overhaul, the Palm Pixi Plus adds built-in Wi-Fi and gives customers making the jump from a feature phone to a smartphone even more functionality without breaking the bank. Read review

Specs: Verizon Wireless, CDMA2000 1X, Up to 312 min, With digital camera / digital player, 3.3 oz, 2 megapixels, 2.63 in

Pantech Duo C810 (AT&T) Reviewed on November 5, 2007 Check prices
Product overview
Pantech Duo C810 (AT&T)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 106 reviews

The Bottom Line: Even though the Pantech Duo has an impressive feature set that include 3G/HSDPA support, we were ultimately disappointed with its subpar design. Read review

Specs: AT&T, WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM, 3.9 oz, 1.3 megapixels, 2.2 in

Palm Treo Pro (Sprint) Reviewed on March 10, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
Palm Treo Pro (Sprint)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 49 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Palm Treo Pro for Sprint offers plenty of features and satisfactory performance, but the carrier's business customers will get a better user experience from the HTC Touch Pro. Read review

Specs: Sprint PCS, CDMA2000 1X, Up to 300 min, With digital camera / digital player, 4.7 oz, 2 megapixels

LG Optimus Slider (Virgin Mobile) Reviewed on May 18, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
LG Optimus Slider (Virgin Mobile)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews

The Bottom Line: If you like a real keyboard on a no-contract, reasonably priced handset, the LG Optimus Slider is a good contender. Just remember its low specs and boxy build. Read review

Specs: Virgin Mobile, CDMA2000 1X, Up to 228 min, With digital camera / digital player, 5.5 oz, 3.2 megapixels, 3.2 in

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