The Palm Pre excels exactly where a smartphone should: at keeping you connected. Its operating system builds in software for more social and messaging services than any other phone, so it can organize many digital accounts in one simple interface. A single program sends both text and instant messages, a single calendar displays appointments from home and work, and one page shows e-mails from all your inboxes. Its address book automatically merges names from various accounts, too, combining all a pal’s info into one listing, updated with their Facebook photo.
From $150; palm.com