The Bottom Line: While not as powerful as the Pre, the Palm Pixi offers first-time smartphone buyers a decent set of features in a sleek little package. However, to be really competitive, we think it needs to come down in price just a touch. Read review
Specs: Sprint PCS, CDMA2000 1X, 3.5 oz, 2 megapixels, 2.6 in
The Bottom Line: The Kyocera DuraMax is a basic but durable handset that offers Direct Connect services over Sprint's faster CDMA network, but a couple of issues will prevent some iDEN customers from making the switch for now. Read review
Specs: Sprint Nextel, CDMA, Up to 485 min, With digital camera / digital player, 5.1 oz, 2.8 in
The Bottom Line: Up to military specifications, the durable Kyocera DuraCore runs on Sprint's fast Direct Connect push-to-talk network, but those who prefer a camera and a phone they can dunk in water will want the DuraMax. Read review
Specs: Sprint Nextel, CDMA2000 1X, 5.1 oz
The Bottom Line: The Samsung Nexus S 4G offers a great combination of design, features, and performance. The 4G connection could be more reliable, but the Gingerbread OS, stock Android UI, and admirable call quality make for a satisfying smartphone. Read review
Specs: Sprint Nextel, CDMA/WiMax, Up to 840 min (2G), Up to 402 min (3G), With digital camera, 4.55 oz, 5 megapixels, 4 in
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