Ginny MiesContributor, Macworld

Ginny covers smartphones, apps and the occasional pet gadget. She's a sucker for pretty product design and usually has at least three smartphones on her.

TechHive: Fitbit Ultra fitness training tool for iOS

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The slick little Fitbit Ultra is more than just a pedometer: It can track your mileage, calories burned, altitude, sleep patterns and has a full suite of fitness tools behind it.

TechHive: Maker Faire 2012 in pictures

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Robots, steampunks, and Tesla coils galore! Maker Faire is one of the coolest festivals out there for geeks, inventors, crafters, and anyone with the DIY spirit.

LG Optimus 3D: Fun, powerful, and a little gimmicky

Although the jury's still out on 3D technology for mobile devices, the LG Optimus 3D is a fun yet powerful phone--3D or not.

HP Veer 4G: A supercompact WebOS phone

Running WebOS 2.0, the HP Veer 4G has some incredibly useful multitasking and social networking features, but the supercompact design and tiny keyboard aren’t for everybody.

LG Revolution: Solid 4G phone

The LG Revolution has beautiful hardware and fast 4G data speeds on Verizon, but the user interface is a bit clunky.

HTC Sensation 4G: Beautiful and powerful, but antenna may be weak

The Sensation has a gorgeous display, a beautiful design, and dual-core power, but holding the phone in certain ways seems to degrade reception significantly.

Nexus S 4G: Gingerbread phone gets a 4G boost

Google and Samsung's joint collaboration is enhanced with Sprint's 4G data speeds, but the Nexus S still has a few hardware oversights.

Samsung Galaxy S II: Stunning and speedy

When it comes to display quality and performance, the Galaxy S II is hard to beat.

HTC Droid Incredible 2

The HTC Droid Incredible 2 is an excellent upgrade from the original Incredible in terms of display, design, and camera, but it lacks 4G support.

T-Mobile G2X: Minimal design, powerful hardware

With a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, HDMI-out and HSPA+ connectivity, the T-Mobile G2X is a no-frills powerhouse that excels at gaming, multitasking, and video.

Samsung Galaxy S 4G (T-Mobile): solid and speedy

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is a solid, yet powerful phone, but it doesn’t have the specs to compete with the next generation of smartphones.

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G: Still excellent for messaging

The Sidekick might not have the specs to compete some of the high-end super smartphones out there, but it is excellent for social networkers or first-time smartphone owners.

Dell Venue Pro: Beautiful display, decent keyboard

The Dell Venue Pro won’t win any beauty contests, but it is an affordable and powerful phone with an excellent display.

HTC Inspire 4G: Affordable and entertaining

The HTC Inspire 4G is an excellent addition to AT&T's somewhat bare lineup of Android phones, but PCWorld had a hard time achieving '4G' speeds in our tests.

Smartphones making news at CES

There's plenty of smartphone news coming out of Las Vegas this week. PCWorld's staff summarizes the highlights from an Android-heavy show.