Smart Phones

Samsung Blackjack

It’s the oldest smart phone in the group, yet it still holds its own in terms of features, performance, and design. The BlackJack is remarkably thin and lightweight; the battery is estimated to last up to 5.5 hours of talk time; and the 220-MHz TI processor and Windows Mobile 5.0 platform most tasks – including multimedia – at a fairly speedy pace. Oh, and it’s only $149. Add to that a scroll wheel on the right side that eases navigation, AT&T Cellular Video and XM radio support, and you have one very wise smart phone investment.

$149 (with two-year contract) ; att.com

Pros
– High-speed HSDPA data
– Works with AT&T Music and AT&T Video
– RSS reader included
– Extensive data roaming

Cons
– Sluggish 1.3-MP camera

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