Motivated by the creative comments from our last "Top Five" segment, the idea of creating a new top five list seemed quite appealing (okay, Noah's top five lists were a deciding factor too - always good to have friendly competition, right?). But why stop at a top five phone list? Instead, why not make it carrier based? Wireless devices can differ dramatically from carrier to carrier, so, realizing the importance of this; I decided to follow suit, and do a list for each company.
In this industry, new devices seem to launch every other day (oh wait, they usually do), so keep the date of this article in mind when you're reading this around, say, Christmas. I'm sure the list will look outdated by then.
More Top 5 lists:
1. HTC Touch Pro2
The premier smartphone for Windows Mobile junkies, the Touch Pro2 offers a 3.6-inch tilting touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard, Windows Mobile 6.1, and more. Too bad T-Mobile opted not to include the 3.5mm jack, but beyond that, it's a feature packed device perfect for a true PDA user.
2. BlackBerry Curve 8900
It may not have 3G, but the Curve 8900 packs a good looking screen with a strong 3.2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi with UMA, and OS 4.6, packed into a . The keyboard is love or hate by die-hard BlackBerry users (keys together or separate is a common argument within the community). Hopefully T-Mobile will get the upcoming BlackBerry Bold 9700, but until then, this is as good as it gets on Magenta.
3. T-Mobile myTouch 3G
What good would a T-Mobile list be without some Android love thrown in there? Though it doesn't have a physical keyboard, the myTouch 3G offers a cool design, cool colors, and a cool operating system. From what I've gathered, many want the Hero, but until then, the myTouch is more than capable.
4. Samsung Memoir
With an 8-megapixel camera and 3G connectivity, the Memoir is the way to go in regards to dumbphones. Snap pictures and look cool with the touchscreen - what could be cooler?
5. Motorola W490
About as basic as it gets, the W490 is a solid phone with good reception.