There is an overwhelming amount of information regarding upcoming releases on the latest technology. The competition between smartphones is no different. This article will help you narrow down your decisions by the name of the mobile phone and the cell phone provider that carries it. With each of these smartphones you will be able to get online using your cell phone providers or any of the internet providers in your area.
HTC G2 (T-Mobile)
The G2 is the successor to the original Google phone, the G1. It has a beautiful design with a physical keyboard that’s a breeze to type on. However, in a world of 4” and 4.3” screens, the device feels a little limited with its 3.7” display.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (Verizon)
Launched on Verizon’s network, the Xperia Play has a sliding gamepad where many phones have keyboards. The device is by Sony, and features PlayStation buttons… But it’s not a PlayStation phone. Instead, the device is capable of running titles purchased from a web app store. It’s great for mobile gaming, but not so much for those who don’t want to play games.
Motorola Atrix (AT&T)
As the first dual-core smartphone in the United States, the Atrix was poised to make a big splash at the beginning of 2011. The device was definitely packing some neat technology: It included a fingerprint sensor and the ability to power an optional laptop dock. It’s a powerful device, but didn’t catch on like many expected it to.
HTC ThunderBolt (Verizon)
Honestly, this device had the potential to be at the top of this list. HTC’s ThunderBolt is the first smartphone to run on Verizon’s 4G LTE mobile broadband network, and is more than capable of enduring heavy usage even without a dual-core processor. Unfortunately, the phone has been plagued with issues since its launch. Random reboots frustrated users for months after launch, and the phone still hasn’t been upgraded to Gingebread.
HTC EVO 3D (Sprint)
The EVO 3D is HTC’s follow-up to the original EVO, the world’s first phone with 4G mobile broadband speeds. HTC swung for the fences on this one, not only adding a dual-core processor but also including a no-glasses 3D screen along with a dual-lens camera capable of taking 3D pictures and video. For users looking to upgrade their original EVO or wanting to try a phone with 3D capabilities, the EVO 3D is the perfect option.
Apple iPhone 4 (Verizon)
Despite originally being released in mid-2010, the iPhone 4 didn’t make its way to Verizon until early 2011. It doesn’t have a 4.3” screen or a dual-core processor, but it satisfies a huge niche. Thousands of loyal iPhone users on AT&T were fed up with the network’s coverage, and the Verizon iPhone finally allowed them to migrate. For this, the device deserves praise.
Samsung Droid Charge (Verizon)
This device didn’t become as popular as other members of the Droid lineup, but it was a bit of a sleeper in terms of quality. Not much was expected from it, but a 4.3” Super AMOLED screen, 32GB of storage and a stellar camera never hurt anyone. The device was reasonably sized and had decent ergonomics. The nearly $300 price tag at launch probably hurt its sales, though.
Nexus S (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile)
Google’s follow-up to the Nexus One was met with cries of joy from those in the tech community who had grown irritated with the lack of stock Android phones available. The easily rooted Nexus S is the only high-level phone being sold that offers a pure Google experience. Featuring a design by Samsung with a rich display, it’s difficult to go wrong by purchasing a Nexus S.
Samsung Galaxy S II (All Carriers)
Samsung’s Galaxy S II is the second entry in Samsung’s very popular Galaxy S series. With a 4.3” screen, dual-core processor and Super AMOLED screen. In addition, it’s also got one of the sleekest builds an Android phone has ever seen. The only catch is that it’s not yet available in the US. Samsung has hinted at announcing release plans for it at the end of August. With images of the T-Mobile variant of the device leaking recently, this seems like a credible date.
Motorola Droid Bionic (Verizon)
Not much can be said about the Droid Bionic that hasn’t already been said. A 4.3” qHD screen and a dual-core processor were enough to turn heads. The fact that it also runs on Verizon’s 4G LTE network is enough to make this phone one of the most desired devices of the year. Unfortunately, it’s been the victim of several months’ worth of delays. The wait should be worth it though; the latest redesign looks drop-dead gorgeous and only positive things have been said about the battery life