HTC Evo 4G
It has a big screen, a big camera and a powerful processor, but the big news is the HTC EVO is the first 4G phone in the U.S. That means it connects to a mobile- data network—in this case, Sprint's WiMAX—that's up to 10 times as fast as earlier 3G systems. Surfing the Web on 4G is almost no different than doing so at a desk. The HTC EVO can download a song in seconds instead of minutes, stream high-quality versions of YouTube videos, and bring up Web pages faster than any other phone. Sprint's 4G service currently covers 53 metro areas, with more on the way, and you needn't fear if you wander elsewhere: In addition to its 4G antennas, the EVO packs antennas for ordinary voice, 3G data and Wi-Fi, all carefully arranged inside so that they don't interfere with one another. $200 (with two-year contract).