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Review: Motorola Defy

Nov 1, 2010, 12:32 PM   by Philip Berne

The Motorola Defy is the most stylish water resistant phone around, and a real smartphone to boot. Is this the perfect companion for your next adventure?

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Review: BlackBerry 9670 Style

Oct 28, 2010, 3:37 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Phone Scoop takes an in-depth look at RIM's latest BlackBerry for Sprint. The 9670 Style sports a clamshell design yet still offers a full QWERTY keyboard.

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Review: LG Optimus S

Oct 26, 2010, 6:01 PM   by Philip Berne

The LG Optimus S offers Sprint ID and Android 2.2 in a compact, inexpensive touchscreen phone. Does a newer Android OS help keep this phone up to speed?

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Review: HTC Surround with Windows Phone 7

Oct 20, 2010, 6:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

HTC's Surround smartphone packs stereo speakers and Microsoft's brand new Windows Phone 7 operating system. Read Phone Scoop's in-depth report on Microsoft's comeback platform.

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Review: Samsung Focus with Windows Phone 7

Oct 20, 2010, 6:00 PM   by Philip Berne

We tackle the Samsung Focus, one of the first Windows Phone 7 devices, from a business users perspective. Does it earn Microsoft a promotion?

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Review: Samsung Transform

Oct 19, 2010, 2:37 PM   by Philip Berne

The Samsung Transform offers the new Sprint ID features in a slider package. Will Sprint ID on the Transform change your world?

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Review: T-Mobile G2

Oct 14, 2010, 7:32 PM   by Philip Berne

The T-Mobile G2 is a top-of-the-line successor to the original Android phone. Even with great specs, is the basic Android design enough to satisfy?

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Review: Nokia N8

Oct 4, 2010, 10:16 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Phone Scoop takes Nokia's first Symbian^3 device, the N8, for a spin. How does it stack up against other smartphone systems, can it hold its own?

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Review: Samsung Intensity II

Oct 3, 2010, 9:39 PM   by Philip Berne

The Samsung Intensity II is a simple messaging phone with a familiar design on Verizon Wireless. Will this satisfy more than your messaging needs?

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Review: Samsung Craft

Sep 30, 2010, 9:43 AM   by Philip Berne

The Samsung Craft is the first LTE phone on the U.S. market, available on Metro PCS. Is it the herald of great things to come?

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Review: Kyocera Zio

Sep 24, 2010, 5:31 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Kyocera (Sanyo) bangs out its first Android handset in the Zio. The Zio, which runs Android 1.6, is one of the only smartphones available from Cricket Wireless.

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Review: Cricket MSGM8 II

Sep 23, 2010, 8:19 PM   by Philip Berne

The Cricket MSGM8 II is an inexpensive phone with a full QWERTY keyboard. Does it make too many sacrifices to cut costs?

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Review: BlackBerry 9330 Curve 3G

Sep 20, 2010, 8:49 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Research In Motion refreshed the Curve line with the 9330 Curve 3G, which is offered by Verizon Wireless. The Curve 3G has a better keyboard, but the same display and camera as its predecessors.

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Review: Motorola Charm

Sep 9, 2010, 7:20 PM   by Philip Berne

The Motorola Charm packs a strong Android punch into a mini QWERTY slab shell. Will its charms sway you from noticing the low res screen?

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Review: Samsung Fascinate

Sep 9, 2010, 4:49 PM   by Philip Berne

The Samsung Fascinate brings the Galaxy S family to Verizon Wireless, and The Network teaches this Android every trick it knows. Is this the Galaxy to explore?

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Review: ZTE Salute

Sep 9, 2010, 4:43 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

ZTE's first effort for Verizon Wireless demonstrates that some times it is best to start with the basics before moving on to more advanced devices.

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Review: Sony Ericsson Vivaz

Sep 3, 2010, 5:55 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sony Ericsson fields an 8.1 megapixel shooter with S60 5th Edition under the hood. Despite its potential, the Vivaz has problems.

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Review: Dell Aero

Aug 27, 2010, 3:47 PM   by Philip Berne

The Dell Aero is a slim and light Android, though its custom Dell interface may have you thinking it's a less-complicated feature phone.

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Review: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

Aug 24, 2010, 3:33 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sony Ericsson brings its first Android handset to AT&T with the Xperia X10. While it shines in some places, the X10 is quite dull in others. Find out where it excels and where it falls flat.

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Review: Pantech Jest

Aug 23, 2010, 11:26 PM   by Philip Berne

The Pantech Jest is a cute messaging phone for Verizon Wireless that skips the expensive data options but still offers messaging and social skills.

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Review: Samsung Epic 4G

Aug 19, 2010, 11:58 PM   by Philip Berne

The Samsung Epic 4G brings a slide-out QWERTY keyboard to Sprint's 4G lineup and to Samsung's Galaxy S family. Does this super powered Android live up to its name?

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Review: Motorola Droid 2

Aug 16, 2010, 8:18 PM   by Philip Berne

The Motorola Droid 2 succeeds the hot-selling Droid with an improved keyboard and a smoother design. Is this still the phone that should carry Verizon's Android flag?

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Review: BlackBerry 9800 Torch

Aug 11, 2010, 9:47 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Research In Motion's new BlackBerry Torch is sure to stoke the fires of envy in the crackberry crowd, but how does it compare to Android and iPhone?

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Review: LG dLite

Aug 2, 2010, 9:18 PM   by Philip Berne

The LG dLite is a tall order for one of LG's first T-Mobile phones. The stylish flip nailed the basics, but is this phone all about looks?

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Review: Motorola i1

Aug 2, 2010, 1:21 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Motorola's i1 brings Android to Sprint Nextel's iDEN network. For iDEN and PTT lovers, it's a dream come true. For anyone else, it's a backward step.

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Review: Sharp FX

Jul 28, 2010, 11:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sharp fields its first phone for AT&T. The FX is a quick messaging device that carries forward Sharp's messaging phone lineage, though it's not the sharpest knife in the messaging phone drawer.

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Review: Samsung Intercept

Jul 27, 2010, 3:57 PM   by Philip Berne

The Samsung Intercept is a cute little Android phone, and one of the few with a full QWERTY keyboard. Is it a better choice than the bigger, older Samsung Moment?

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Review: Samsung Vibrant

Jul 18, 2010, 12:31 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

T-Mobile's version of the Samsung Galaxy S -- the Vibrant -- holds up well when pitted against the Captivate. It lags the Captivate in a few places, while besting it in others.

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Review: Samsung Captivate

Jul 18, 2010, 12:31 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Phone Scoop takes the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S -- the Captivate -- for a spin to see how well it performs. The display and battery life are amazing. How do the rest of the features hold up?

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Review: Pantech Ease

Jul 8, 2010, 4:10 PM   by Philip Berne

The Pantech Ease is a simple messaging device with an interface and features that are easier to use for an older audience.

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