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: If you're trying to avoid a data plan, the Samsung Trender is one affordable messaging option, though one of Sprint's budget Android phones could prove a better value. Read review
Specs: Sprint Nextel, CDMA2000 1X, Up to 300 min, With digital camera / digital player, 4 oz, 1.3 megapixels, 4.3 in
The Bottom Line: Nextel's new budget--and bulky--handset may not be a feature powerhouse, but it boasts all the basics and throws in PTT and GPS service for good measure. Read review
Specs: Sprint Nextel, IDEN, 165 min, 4.6 oz
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: 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: Despite a few quirks, the RIM BlackBerry Style's practical design and advanced feature set make it a great smartphone for BlackBerry newbies and veterans alike. Read review
Specs: Sprint Nextel, CDMA2000 1X, Up to 270 min, With digital camera / digital player, 4.6 oz, 5 megapixels, 2.7 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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