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Review: Casio G'zOne Ravine

Nov 30, 2010, 5:36 PM   by Philip Berne

The Casio G'zOne Ravine is a slick, thick and rugged phone that you can drop in a swamp or off of a moving Jeep. Is it up for adventure, or does it wear out quickly?

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Review: Motorola Citrus

Nov 23, 2010, 7:32 PM   by Philip Berne

The Motorola Citrus is an Android phone made with recycled plastics and Motorola's custom interface. Is this a phone you'll want to reuse? Or just recycle?

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Review: LG Quantum

Nov 23, 2010, 2:54 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

LG's first Windows Phone 7 device is the Quantum, which comes out swinging with a QWERTY keyboard and solid build quality. Is there enough to set it apart from the other WP7 devices?

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Review: Samsung Continuum

Nov 18, 2010, 10:51 AM   by Philip Berne

The Samsung Continuum takes the winning Galaxy S formula and adds a slim display at the bottom of the phone. Does it prove useful, or is it time to reformulate?

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Review: Pantech Crux

Nov 17, 2010, 11:02 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Pantech's Crux offers good call quality, strong battery life, and solid build quality. Are those enough to overcome the goofy sliding lock design?

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Review: Motorola Droid Pro

Nov 15, 2010, 9:04 PM   by Philip Berne

The Motorola Droid Pro offers a form factor that will be instantly familiar to BlackBerry users, with all the social networking goodness Motorola brings to Android. Does the Droid Pro offer the best work / life balance?

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Review: Huawei Ascend

Nov 11, 2010, 2:24 PM   by Philip Berne

The Huawei Ascend is the most affordable Android phone on the market, available without a contract on Cricket Wireless. Can it rise above its meager asking price?

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Review: LG Octane

Nov 11, 2010, 1:52 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

LG's latest clamshell messenger phone claims to have high "Octane" performance. Does the phone earn its race-inspired name?

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Review: LG Optimus T

Nov 10, 2010, 1:21 AM   by Philip Berne

T-Mobile's inexpensive new Android offers the newest version of Google's OS in a compact package. Did it sacrifice too much to get here?

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Review: Pantech Laser

Nov 7, 2010, 1:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Pantech fields one of the thinnest QWERTY sliders out there for AT&T in the new Laser. Did Pantech sacrifice too much to make it so thin, or did it strike the right balance?

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Review: HTC HD7

Nov 5, 2010, 8:03 PM   by Philip Berne

The HTC HD7 is the biggest Windows Phone 7 device to launch Microsoft's new mobile OS. With a huge, 4.3-inch display, and a kickstand for support, does it measure up to the others?

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Review: Samsung Flight II

Nov 3, 2010, 5:10 PM   by Philip Berne

The Samsung Flight II is a quick messaging device with Samsung's TouchWIZ interface and plenty of social networking features. Check out our in-depth review.

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Review: T-Mobile myTouch 4G

Nov 3, 2010, 8:49 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

T-Mobile's second HSPA+ smartphone is the HTC-made myTouch 4G. It follows an evolutionary path as far as the myTouch line goes. Is this the best version yet?

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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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