The Best Phones That Don't Begin With "I"

Try one of these smartphone options as an alternative to the iPhone.


From left to right: Courtesy of Motorola, Courtesy of HTC, Courtesy of Dell, Courtesy of Nexus

1 | Motorola ATRIX

Operating system: Android 2.2 Froyo

Network: AT&T 4G

Features: One gig of RAM, a dual-core processor, and a biometric fingerprint reader for security. Plus, it docks with a Motorola laptop so you can use mobile data and apps on a larger stage.

Price: To be announced;

2 | HTC ThunderBolt

Operating system: Android 2.2 Froyo

Network: Verizon 4G LTE

Features: An 8-megapixel camera with full-HD-video capabilities, a 4.3-inch screen (the biggest in this group), and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor that makes apps and Web pages load faster.

Price: To be announced;

3 | Dell Venue Pro

Operating system: Windows Phone 7

Network: T-Mobile 3G

Features: A pull-out QWERTY keypad and built-in Office Mobile software, connecting you to all your PowerPoint, Excel, and Word documents on the go.

Price: 16GB model, $149 with a two-year contract;

4 | Samsung Nexus S

Operating system: Android Gingerbread

Network: T-Mobile 3G

Features: Google's newest OS (everything runs faster and smoother), plus a speedy Hummingbird processor and a contoured shape to fit better against your head.

Price: $199 with a two-year contract;

—By Daniel Sieberg


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