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In an unusual design, this PDA phone sports a sliding LCD and a comfy keyboard that is fun to use for instant messaging.

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A striking design makes the Razr V3c the supermodel of cell phones; too bad its battery performance is also lightweight.

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This strictly business hybrid leaves off the camera, but offers great tools for e-mail and Web browsing.

Pros

  • Stellar e-mail and messaging device
  • Supports Cingular's fast EDGE network

Cons

  • Lacks a camera
  • Doesn't support consumer IM clients
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If you like the feel of the Treo but want the Windows Mobile operating system, then the 700w is for you.

Pros

  • Plenty of accessbile memory
  • Works well as a phone

Cons

  • Keys can be difficult to use for typing
  • poor talk-time battery life
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You can type e-mail messages quickly and comfortably with the F9200's integrated QWERTY keyboard.

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It's expensive for a phone, but the N90 could substitute for your digital camera and camcorder in a pinch.

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With word recognition software and a roomy screen, the 7130e is an affordable standard/PDA phone in-betweener.

Pros

  • Compatible with multiple e-mail clients
  • Supports speedy EvDO network

Cons

  • Lacks a camera
  • Poor call quality
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Bright orange and sporty looking, the W600i is fun to use and ideal for music fans and casual shutterbugs.

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We like the Wi-Fi support, but the device can be slow and uncomfortable to use as a phone and as a PDA.

Pros

  • Built-in Wi-Fi for fast Web access
  • Excellent battery life

Cons

  • Bulky device is awkward to hold
  • Launching apps can be slow
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This bulky handset offers built-in Wi-Fi, so you can browse the Web and send e-mail and instant messages quickly and easily.

Pros

  • Bulit-in Wi-Fi for easy Web access
  • Impressive battery life

Cons

  • Some keys are small and cramped
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Slick hybrid lets you easily hop on to Wi-Fi hotspots for e-mailing, Web browsing, and instant messaging.

Pros

  • Built-in Wi-Fi for easy Web access
  • Roomy, slide-out QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Difficult to use with only one hand
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Designed like a tiny laptop, the 9300 offers a decent keyboard and a mix of useful apps for working on the road.

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Its reasonable price and decent music player impressed us, but the controls are finicky and the plastic cover feels cheap.

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This Razr look-alike can do more than its older rival: It has a decent music player and an expansion card slot.

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The skinny cousin of the Razr imports and plays your iTunes tracks, but the syncing process is laborious.

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Good call quality, fast Web access, and a compact clamshell design make the SGH-ZX10 a solid contender.

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The Treo successfully combines PDA functions with solid phone features to make one powerful hybrid.

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