The 2010 Gizmodo Gift Guide: Smartphones

The 2010 Gizmodo Gift Guide: Smartphones

 title=Smartphones are the gift that keep on giving. Here are the best picks for your loved ones over Christmas.


 title=Apple iPhone 4, From $859
Apple’s latest smartphone is a stunningly crafted piece of hardware, with glass on both sides, a powerful A4 processor and a super high resolution display. With the hundreds of thousands of apps on the app store, it’s one of the best phones on the market… Just make sure you buy a case to protect that glass…
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 title=HTC Desire HD, $899
Technically exclusive to Vodafone and only available on contract, Mobicity are selling the Android smartphone unlocked. With a 4.3-inch screen, 720p video recording and running Froyo, it’s a great Android handset, although it won’t work on NextG.
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 title=Samsung Omnia 7, $849
Windows Phone 7 is still in its infancy, but it’s off to a strong start. While many of the handsets all look fairly similar, the Omnia 7’s stunning 4-inch Super AMOLED screen make it stand out from the crowd. It also supports 720p video, 5MP photos and Microsoft’s impressive Xbox integration.
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 title=HTC Wildfire, $389
Essentially a poor man’s Desire, the Wildfire is the Android smartphone for the masses, with a slightly slower processor and a lower resolution screen. It’s a solid performer though, especially for the price.
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 title=Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini, $259
The Xperia X10 Mini is a surprising powerhouse for such a small form factor. It only has a 2.6-inch screen, but running Android 1.6 out of the box (upgradable to 2.1) and with features like replaceable backplates, the X10 Mini is sure to be a hit with younger people.
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 title=Motorola Flipout, $359
Another one for the kids. The Flipout features a unique rotating keypad, allowing quick and easy typing or texting. The 2.8-inch square screen, 3MP camera and Android 2.1 OS mean that it’s more than enough for any new smartphone user.