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Smartphone Buying Guide

Shopping for a smartphone is like shopping for new clothes: No matter how good it looks, if it doesn't fit, there's no sense in buying it. By matching a user's needs and personality to this list of smartphone features, you'll be sure to get the best smartphone possible.

Smartphones for the Taskmaster:

With an emphasis on security and productivity, a BlackBerry smartphone is a great choice for goal-minded individuals determined to get things done quickly and efficiently. With their legendary user-friendly physical keyboards, secure email system, thousands of downloadable apps and solid BlackBerry Messenger service, BlackBerry handsets are popular among the "go-getter" set.

Smartphones for the Techie:

For individuals who demand that their hardware be bent to their will, an Android-powered smartphone is a great option. With a highly customizable user interface that supports a wide number of downloadable widgets, applications and tweaks, Google's Android OS is very popular among dedicated techies. Android handsets are deeply integrated with the full range of Google's robust online services, making work, play and staying in touch fun and easy.

Smartphones for the Gamer:

Backed up by decades of Microsoft computing know-how, Windows Phone 7 handsets are popular with gamers, social media lovers and anyone on the go. Mobile versions of Microsoft Office, Xbox Live and other popular applications shuttle information back to a home computer through Microsoft's free SkyDrive cloud storage service, making file backups and synchronization a cinch.

Whichever smartphone you choose, it's sure to provide years of versatile use. Learn more about which cell phone carrier may be the best fit.

For information regarding Apple product features and functionality, please refer to Apple product item descriptions.

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