This lightweight device is fast. With a 4-inch WVGA screen running Android 2.1, users also get 3G, Wi-Fi, GPSD, HD video playback and a 5MP camera.Retail: $579. Less with a contract and/or rebates.
There is no denying that 2010 was the year of the mobile device – from the launch of the iPad to Android's huge uptick in adoption and popularity. New devices in different form factors running on faster networks were brought to market one right after the other. It used to be slim pickings for workaholics who had to opt for a BlackBerry. Those days are gone, and the manufacturers and carriers are duking it out to see who will win by offering more options for the individual wants and user characteristics of the purchaser. Here's a round-up of some of the hottest and coolest phones (and tablets) of the year.
This article was originally published on 2010-12-20
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