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    Ten Phones That Put the Smart’ in Smartphone

    First quarter results for AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint-Nextel show that wireless and mobility still are the hottest areas of telecom and that the iPhone remains the device that stirs the drink. But, with all the mobile options available today, it can become overwhelming choosing a new smartphone that's right for you. To help narrow down your search, we’ve pulled together a list of some of the newest, hottest offerings on the market.

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    The LG Optimus Elite from Sprint offers a 3.5” HVGA screen, 5 MP auto-focus camera and camcorder with flash, and measures only .39” thick. The 800 MHz processor runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and the 1,520 mAh battery provides up to 7.3 hours of talk time. The phone provides 1 GB of internal memory and has a microSD™ memory slot that will support up to a 32 GB memory card. The Optimus Elite also comes equipped with NFC technology, featuring Google Wallet, and is ULE Platinum Certified making it an environmentally-friendly option.

    Carrier: Sprint

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    The Nokia Lumia 900 has a 4.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen, a 1 MP front camera, and an 8 MP main camera with dual LED flash and auto focus. The 1.4 GHz processor runs Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), and the 1830 mAh battery provides up to 7 hours of 3G talk time or 300 hours of standby time. The phone comes with built-in social apps like Xbox LIVE and IE9 Mobile.

    Carrier: AT&T

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    The 4G LTE Motorola DROID 4 offers a 4-inch LCD display, a side-slider QWERTY keyboard, an 8 MP rear-facing camera with auto focus, and a 1.3 MP front facing imager with 720p HD video capture. The 1.2 GHz dual-core processor runs Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread), and the 1785 mAh Li Ion batter provides up to 12.5 hours of talk time or 205 hours of standby time. The phone can also act as a 4G mobile hot spot for up to eight other devices.

    Carrier: Verizon Wireless

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    The LG Viper 4G LTE offers a 4-inch touchscreen display made of Corning® Gorilla© glass, a VGA front-facing camera, a 5 MP rear-facing auto-focus camera and camcorder with flash, and 1 GB of internal memory plus a 4 GB microSD card. The 1.2 GHz dual-core processor runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and the 1,700 mAh battery provides up to 7 hours of talk time. The phone also comes equipped with NFC, featuring Google Wallet, and is ULE Platinum Certified making it an environmentally-friendly option.

    Carrier: Sprint

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    The 4G LTE HTC Titan™ II offers a 4.7-inch touchscreen with virtual QWERTY keyboard, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera with front-facing HD video recording capability, and a 16 MP camera with dual LED flash and HD 720p video capture. The 1.5 GHz processor runs Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), and the phone includes 16 GB of internal Flash memory.

    Carrier: AT&T

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    The Huawei Ascend D Quad offers a 4.5-inch touchscreen with a 32-bit true color graphic processor, an 8 MP BSI rear-facing camera, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, and 1080p full HD video-capture. The 1.2 GHz/1.5 GHz processor runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and the 1800 mAh battery provides up to two days normal usage.

    Carrier: Coming Soon

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    The HTC One S offers a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with virtual QWERTY keyboard, 8 MP rear-facing camera with single LED flash and 1080 HD video capture, and a front-facing VGA camera. The 1.5 GHz dual-core processor runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and the phone has 1 GB Ram and 16 GB of internal storage and is mobile hotspot capable.

    Carrier: T-Mobile

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    The Apple iPhone 4S comes equipped with a dual-core A5 chip running iOS 5, has an 8MP iSight camera and shoots 1080p HD video. Have a question? Ask Siri, the on-board voice command system. The battery provides eight hours of talk time or up to 200 hours of standby time. The Apple iPhone 4S works on GSM and CDMA networks and provides WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.

    Carriers: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless

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    The larger Samsung Galaxy Note provides an enormous HD Super AMOLED 5.3-inch display, an 8 MP camera with auto focus, camcorder and HD recording, and a 2 MP front-facing camera. The 1.5 GHz dual-core processor runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and the 2,500 mAh battery provides 10 hours of usage or 10.4 days of standby time. The unit comes with 16 GB of internal memory and an external microSD slot for up to 32 GB of additional storage.

    Carrier: AT&T

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    The Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE offers a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED dispay, 5.0 MP rear-facing camera with auto focus, camcorder and HD recording, and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera. The 1.2 GHz dual-core processor runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and the 1850 mAh lithium ion battery provides 12 hours of usage or 6.25 days of standby time. The unit comes with 32 GB of internal memory and features NFC technology, as well as mobile hotspot capability.

    Carriers: Sprint, Verizon Wireless

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