10 Killer Phones Spotted at the 2009 CES

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10 Killer Phones Spotted at the 2009 CES

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The Palm Pre

A major announcement from the 2009 CES came from Palm when the company announced its Pre smartphone. The Palm Pre looks to compete against the Apple iPhone and other touch-screen devices that have come into the handset market in the last year.

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The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900

The RIM BlackBerry Curve is expected to hit the market in early February with T-Mobile as the first carrier to offer the new smartphone. The BlackBerry Curve 8900 will have both GPS and Wi-Fi, as well as a 3.2-megapixel camera.

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The Samsung Omnia

The Samsung Omnia smartphone is one of several handset devices that the company decided to show off at CES this year. The Omnia offers 8GB of memory and a 5.0-megapixel camera, and it runs Microsoft Windows Mobile. Verizon Wireless is the carrier for the Omnia.

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The Samsung Eternity

The Eternity is a consumer-focused smartphone from Samsung. It offers a 3-megapixel camera and has touch-screen capabilities. AT&T is the carrier for this smartphone, and the Eternity will run on AT&T's 3G network.

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The Motorola Aura

The Motorola Aura is the company's high-end cell phone offering. For the $2,000 price, a user can get the Aura's solid steel casing and a screen that can support 16 million colors and a 300-dpi resolution. The Aura is also SIM-free.

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The Motorola Moto Surf

The Motorola Moto Surf A3100 smartphone is not available in the United States just yet. This touch-screen smartphone can run Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 and can support a number of Web applications, such as Google Maps.

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The Motorola Hint QA30

The Motorola Hint QA30 offers a slide keyboard as well as a 2-megapixel camera. In addition to these features, the Hint QA30 allows users to have threaded text messaging. This Motorola phone is available through Alltel and U.S. Cellular.

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The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

The Sony Ericsson Xperia is the first collaboration between the handset maker and Microsoft. The Xperia smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6.1, has a touch-screen and has 128MB of RAM. In addition, users can access applications such as Facebook.

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The HTC Touch HD

The HTC Touch is another phone that is not available inside the United States just yet. It supports Windows Mobile 6.1 and offers 288MB of RAM. In addition, the HTC Touch HD offers touch-screen capabilities and can work on a 3G network.

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Samsungs Green Phone

This is one of several "green" cell phones that Samsung had on display at the 2009 CES expo. This phone, for example, does not use any PVCs (polyvinyl chloride)--a type of plastic that can be toxic.