TechSpot: Latest in Smartphones Q3 2010

Whether you are focused on business and productivity, or are looking for something designed with multimedia and entertainment in mind, there are so many new smartphones being released week in and week out that it's hard to keep track of what's hot anymore. From phones in the Palm and BlackBerry catalogs that emphasize push connectivity and QWERTY keyboards for easier typing, to the popular iPhone and the latest breed of Android-powered devices that have flooded the market as of late, with its sheer number of available apps that can greatly extend the phones' functionality.

Since hardware exclusivity agreements are all too common these days, it's possible the phone you want won't be available on the network you're on. Nevertheless, we've compiled a list with some of the best options currently out there and a quick glance of what's coming soon. Our selection covers every major U.S. carrier and lists devices according to their release date.

Read: Latest in Smartphones: Third Quarter 2010

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Gotta love the Samsung Epic pictured but anyways it is nice to see all these phones... maybe by next year when i have my upgrade there might actually be somehting to replace my HTC Evo with. at the rate we are going im sure there will be... the phone market now reminds me of the PC market in the late 90's... a new CPU every 2 months

Hi guys, I'm new here the topic is interesting but as far as I'm concern it's true that the world of smartphone change rapidly so I'll stick with my iPhone 3GS 16 gigs on iOs 4. I'm regretting a little the fact I did upgrade I should have stay on 3.1.3.

I think that apple did a big mistake by lauching iPhone 4 and iOs 4 none of them were ready multitasking is not good at all the way they did it. It's just a marketing and cash question. As for me it will take a while before I trust again Apple they don't care about their customers. Why in the hell if it's buggy they don't give us opportunity to downgrade . The apps and iPhones , iPad ,iPod and they go out first in the US but Canada is just beside US.

Anyway have a good day.

plantemichel said,
Hi guys, I'm new here the topic is interesting but as far as I'm concern it's true that the world of smartphone change rapidly so I'll stick with my iPhone 3GS 16 gigs on iOs 4. I'm regretting a little the fact I did upgrade I should have stay on 3.1.3.

I think that apple did a big mistake by lauching iPhone 4 and iOs 4 none of them were ready multitasking is not good at all the way they did it. It's just a marketing and cash question. As for me it will take a while before I trust again Apple they don't care about their customers. Why in the hell if it's buggy they don't give us opportunity to downgrade . The apps and iPhones , iPad ,iPod and they go out first in the US but Canada is just beside US.

Anyway have a good day.

Actually, their multi-tasking has been done pretty well in regards to battery life. As it is a UNIX-based system, what multi-tasking does is when you close a program that is multi-tasking enabled, the OS pauses that program (CTRL + Z on most UNIX systems) so it is no longer using as much resources as it would be while running fully in the background. Then you get back into it with a simple touch of the screen in less than a second.

Hi guys, I'm new here the topic is interesting but as far as I'm concern it's true that the world of smartphone change rapidly so I'll stick with my iPhone 3GS 16 gigs on iOs 4. I'm regretting a little the fact I did upgrade I should have stay on 3.1.3.

I think that apple did a big mistake by lauching iPhone 4 and iOs 4 none of them were ready multitasking is not good at all the way they did it. It's just a marketing and cash question. As for me it will take a while before I trust again Apple they don't care about their customers. Why in the hell

HTC HD2 - My first non-iPhone device in 4 years. Without a doubt the best handset I've ever owned and yes I know about Android. I scratch that itch when I need too with the wife's Desire - which IMNSHO, isn't even half the phone the HD2 is. Enjoy!

I have Samsung i8910 HD, really great built, nice hardware, OS is a bit poor though, but since is HD,nice camera, GPS ,good music player , and most of all can make phone calls (unlike isomething) I am very happy with it!

Looking for a new phone. iPhone 4 was the top pick but it's not yet out here and with the reception issues it's possible I will look at something from the Android lineup or even WM7 given I'm in no huge rush. Waiting to see what Apple decides to do to actually fix the problems, if anything.

Indeed. Well Australia hasn't got a release date yet so I won't be making a decision until then anyway and some of the more desirable Android handsets aren't here either so I won't do anything for another month likely anyway.

morphen said,
I'm still in love with my htc hero

Too bad HTC doesn't feel the same way about it, eh? At least you've got XDA interested in it. The Sammy Moment had better hardware, was completely abandoned, and has a pretty crummy hacker community behind it.