The Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a compact Android handset, the LG Optimus F3 will satisfy prepaid customers. As an on-contract phone, however, look to other free smartphones that are better. Read review
Specs: Sprint Nextel, 4 in
The Bottom Line: Despite some missing features and performance issues that make it less than ideal for on-the-go professionals, the Palm Pre offers gadget lovers and consumers well-integrated features and unparalleled multitasking capabilities. The hardware could be better, but more importantly, Palm has developed a solid OS that not only rivals the competition but also sets a new standard in the way smartphones handle tasks and manage information. Read review
Specs: Sprint Nextel, CDMA2000 1X, With digital camera / digital player, 4.8 oz, 3 megapixels, 3.1 in
The Bottom Line: With EV-DO support, increased memory, and enhanced multimedia capabilities, the Palm Treo 700p makes a powerful smart phone even better. Sure, it's not perfect, but the solid performance and new features make it worth the upgrade. Read review
Specs: Sprint Nextel, CDMA2000 1X, Up to 270 min, With digital camera, 6.3 oz, 1.3 megapixels
The Bottom Line: Some design issues aside, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 is a great value for Sprint customers looking for an entry-level smartphone. Read review
Specs: Sprint Nextel, CDMA2000 1X, Up to 270 min, With digital camera / digital player, 3.7 oz, 2 megapixels, 2.5 in
The Bottom Line: While it could use a boost in the performance department, the HTC Hero is the most feature-packed Google Android device to date, bringing some notable improvements and a highly customizable interface. Read review
Specs: Sprint Nextel, CDMA2000 1X, With digital camera / digital player, 5 megapixels, 3.2 in
The Bottom Line: Responsive, functional, and tough, the Motorola Admiral makes a great workhorse phone, especially for anyone working in a tough environment. BlackBerry users will also find it a smooth transition if they want to move to the Android platform. Read review
Specs: Sprint Nextel, CDMA2000 1X, 4.58 oz, 5 megapixels, 3.1 in
The Bottom Line: The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 is a very affordable entry-level smartphone with a solid feature set and great call quality. Read review
Specs: Sprint Nextel, CDMA2000 1X, Up to 270 min, With digital camera / digital player, 3.7 oz, 2 megapixels, 2.4 in
The Bottom Line: The competitively priced Kyocera Rise is fitting for texting enthusiasts looking for a starter smartphone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Read review
Specs: Sprint Nextel, CDMA, 5.54 oz, 3.5 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
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