Your time is precious, especially when that next job interview or trip to the summer beaches beckon. So we've added four new sections to our site that can help you narrow down your next phone selection.
We review tons of phones, in-depth. We live with the top dogs and the dogs for months on end. No one has bribed us (though they might have begged us), and these are our honest top picks:
The Best Smartphones They come in many forms and run a variety of operating systems, but they all offer the best brains and features for the money. Be it touch screen or QWERTY-hardware heaven, you can count on these to get your email, work on Office docs and use the web in full HTML glory.
The Best Touch Screen Phones The iPhone really started the touch screen craze, but it's not the only game in town. You might want a higher resolution camera, or a cheaper data plan than the iPhone offers. Or maybe you don't want to use AT&T. We take a look at the top touch screen phones on all carriers at a variety of prices.
The Best Camera PhonesWe've selected the best camera phones from among our in-depth reviews of models available in the US from carriers and unlocked in the US. The phones feature high megapixel ratings, good autofocus lenses and camera-centric features. And they take very good photos too!
The Best QWERTY Messaging PhonesLike to text and send email but find t9 text entry on a number pad about as much fun as getting a filling? These affordable QWERTY messenger phones help you to stay in touch with the written word but won't cost you an arm and a leg. Most don't even require a smartphone data plan. Of course, for high end email needs, the BlackBerry is hard to beat, but we take a look at the alternatives here.
These sections will be updated regularly as new phones hit our desk! You can always find links to them on our homepage on the right column, mid-way down.
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview