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The Waif Phone

Posted May 5, 2009
Turns out the iPhone isn't invincible after all. In the first three months of this year, Apple's God phone fell to second place in smartphone sales—the BlackBerry Curve took the top spot. More bad news for Apple: Other increasingly credible iPhone competitors keep flooding the market, and we're particularly impressed with the Nokia E71x, just released this week in the U.S. For a phone you can score for under $100, it's surprisingly equipped—real QWERTY keyboard, 3.2-megapixel camera, music player, Wi-Fi, memory-card slot, web browser, and Mail for Exchange support so it can sync with corporate e-mail systems—but the coolest feature is the GPS with turn-by-turn voice directions. One caveat: Big-handed guys may not love it, because this is a very compact phone. In fact, it's the slimmest smartphone on the market right now, at just ten millimeters thick.

$99.99 at AT&T with contract and rebate.

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