For those of you who choose your carrier before you choose your smartphone, our latest findings from Wireless and Mobile News' Top Ten Best Smartphones Review of Reviews has been sorted by carrier and operating system. This list includes all the also-rans for best smartphones at AT&T.
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It's no surprise that Apple's iPhone came in first at AT&T. The other smartphones that were liked by reviewers reveal other popular smartphone operating systems, including Windows Phone 7, Android and BlackBerry.
There are two Windows Phone 7 smartphones that ranked well:
2. LG Quantuum is a landscape QWERTY slider smartphone with a 5-megapixel camera that
takes 720p video. The LG Quantum has a 3.5-inch (480x800) touchscreen,
DLNA connectivity, and 1GHz Snapdragon processor. It is "designed for work, play and everything in between."
1. Samsung Focus AT&T - beautifully designed with a gorgeous display and
solid 5-megapixel camera, it is the only Windows Phone to make the top of the list. Reviewers loved the Super-AMOLED touchscreen, media player, and excellent call quality. Amazon Wireless already has discounted the price for the Samsung Focus to next to nothing with a contract. Wirefly is offering the Samsung Focus at a super discounted Wirefly price with free activation.
BlackBerry smartphones are unique because they can use far less data since data for email is compressed and encrypted when it is sent over the network. The favored BlackBerry Smartphones on AT&T's network are:
2. BlackBerry Bold 9700 - reviewers liked the brilliant display, 3.5 mm headphone jack and fabulous
messaging capabilities. The call quality, media playing, photo quality
and video capture were rated well.
2. BlackBerry Pearl 3G - was called a great global smartphone with unusual keyboard.
1. BlackBerry Torch AT&T - a new revamped BlackBerry with both touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry Torch shines with social network messaging that has updates in a unified inbox. Customer reviews rated this BlackBerry better than iPhone for support, reliability and battery life. Amazon Wireless offers BlackBerry Torch 9800 for one cent for new customers with a contract
Android smartphones were also popular on the AT&T network.
2. Dell Streak - bigger than your average smartphone but smaller than a tablet, the Dell Streak has a "ginormous" 5-inch screen, a 1GHZ Qualcomm processor, Wi-Fi, 5-megapixel camera. front-facing VGA
camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and an adapter that can be adapted to HDMI
1. Samsung Captivate - a Samsung Galaxy S phone, reviewers all agreed that the Captivate captivates and called it the best Android smartphone at AT&T in August. It has been available for one cent from Amazon Wireless and highly discounted with free activation from Wirefly.
AT&T and T-Mobile tied for first place as top carrier among the top ten best smartphones.
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