Ginny MiesContributor, PCWorld

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.

Nexus S

Google and Samsung's collaboration nicely showcases the latest version of Android (Gingerbread), but the Nexus S has a few hardware oversights.

Samsung Continuum

The attractive and speedy Samsung Continuum’s secondary ticker display can be useful, but it isn’t for everyone.

Motorola Droid Pro: Ready for business, but call quality disappoints

The Droid Pro has the features and keyboard to please any business or IT professional, but call quality is disappointing.


The behemoth HTC HD7 has some impressive specs like a 4.3-inch screen, 16GB of storage, and a 5-megapixel camera with 720p video capture, but it does not support T-Mobile's speedy HSPA+ network.

BlackBerry Torch 9800

RIM has stepped up its smartphone game by introducing the BlackBerry Torch 9800.

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650: Nothing Revolutionary, but a Good Business Device

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650: Nothing revolutionary, but a good business device.

Samsung Fascinate: Another Excellent Android on Verizon

With its user-friendly interface and elegant design, the Samsung Fascinate is a strong addition to Verizon’s growing portfolio of Android superphones.

Samsung Focus: Well-designed Windows Phone 7 device

The Samsung Focus is beautifully designed with a gorgeous display and solid 5-megapixel camera, but it remains to be seen if Microsoft can win over customers with Windows Phone 7.

Nokia N8: Hardware impresses, software underwhelms

The Nokia N8 has some cutting-edge multimedia features, including a 12-megapixel camera and HDMI-out, but the software feels stale and dated.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: Impressive hardware marred by slow software

The Xperia X10 impresses with a slick design and a great camera, but its lack of multitouch and its adoption of an outdated version of the Android OS prevent it from challenging other high-end Android phones for best in show.