Of course, so many things have changed since you bought your last phone and you may want a new one right now. Manufacturers and carriers have promised to release some spectacular phones until June this year. With the 4G technology looming on the horizon, mobile software and hardware are being prepared to take advantage of the faster Internet access technology. Before buying, you should check things that are coming down the pike soon. In the first month of 2011, we see a dozen of announcements from major US carriers about things that are coming for us.
These ten handsets won’t cover everything that will come for us this year, but they could be the most exciting we can get until this summer.
10. HTC 7 Pro
It is a Windows Phone 7 handset, with big, sliding keyboard. The specs aren’t that unusual, you get a 5-Mp camera and a 1 GHz CPU. It has an attractive form factor though; its tilting display may turn it into a small netbook and can make typing a long text easier.
9. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
It is definitely a huge comeback for Sony Ericsson. It is a Gingerbread (Android 2.3) device, along with a spectacular camera, functions integration with a TV remote control and a razor-sharp display. Although the company has promised to distribute the device in the U.S., it is likely that the device will not be delivered on time, especially if we refer to SE’s lousy track record of getting its mobile phones picked up by major U.S. carriers. AT&T is the most likely carrier to offer the phone.
8. LG Revolution
Four new Android phones with LTE capability were debuted by Verizon at CES this year. One of them is LG Revolution. Its key features are better apps management and 1080p HD video capture.
7. Samsung Galaxy S 4G
It is faster than the current Samsung Vibrant. Very little is known about this phone, but it’s likely the features are one step up from the current dual-core Galaxy S lineup.
6. Samsung Infuse 4G
It is really thin and boasts a really huge Super AMOLED plus display. The Samsung Infuse may as well give you the best cinematic experience possible in an Android device. Its 4.5” display has 800 X 480 resolution; just like what you’ll get in many smartphones, but the Super AMOLED display will have a vibrant and more accurate color than other displays. The Samsung Infuse 4G is among the first devices to use AT&T high performance HSPA+ network.
5. HTC Thunderbolt
HTC is renowned as a company that offer a bit more finish and style to Android phones. The 4G HTC thunderbolt is equipped the excellent Sense UI overlay. It is also equipped with an HD video recorder and an 8-Mp camera, which more than enough to make quick videos with acceptable quality for Youtube.
4. T-Mobile Sidekick 4G
For a few years T-Mobile’s Sidekick has an intensely faithful cult following. Since Danger, the maker of Sidekick was acquired by Microsoft, we have never seen a new model. T-Mobile recently announced that a new Sidekick will be available for 4G HSPA+ network.
3. Motorola Droid Bionic
It is powered by a dual-core Nvidia Tegra2 CPU, which makes it twice as fast compared to most LTE phones. The fast processor will allow better gaming experience with better shadows and sharper graphics. The Motorola Droid Bionic may eventually become Verizon’s flagship in months to come.
2. Motorola Atrix (AT&T)
It is among the most interesting mobile device debuted at CES. It is an Android device that can turn into a capable netbook.
1. Apple iPhone 5
The phone is faster and more capable than the current iPhone 4G, equipped with a more advanced A5 processors. Just like the Nvidia Tegra2, A5 is also a dual-core processor, which allow fluid performance and better gaming experiences, despite the more complex iOS 4.3 used to run the device. The SGX543 GPU makes this device even more powerful. The device may be equipped with the NFC technology, which can help users to make transactions easier with merchants.