By Robin Raskin | Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 10:05 am
Seriously, folks–these days, you can barely move your contact list to your new phone before coveting the next one.
I queried a few of our Last Gadget Standing judges and they’ve got no shortage of opinion on which phones should be in the running for the award we’ll hand out at CES next January.
Some voiced concern about the Nokia N8 being an oddity. Yeah, well, it’s an oddity with a 12 MP camera (with Zeiss lens) and HD video recording. Those video watchers amongst us will be intrigued by the form factor; those who are dubious about Symbian less so.
Laptop Magazine’s Avram Piltch, already an admirer of Verizon’s Droid line, is waiting to get his hands on the Droid Pro. It may be the perfect blend of business and pleasure. Piltch is also betting on Android screens that hold up to the Apple Retina on the iPhone 4. Joanna Stern of Engadget says that she’s a Blackberry fangirl and thinks that RIM’s Torch–currently one of the state of the art slider keyboard contenders–merits consideration.
Steve Wildstrom gave a nod to Samsung’s Galaxy S phones, available under various names on every major carrier. I have to agree that they have sex appeal. Everyone can agree that the HTC EVO 4G’s screen real estate is lust-worthy, too. A few raised the Palm Pre flag, mostly out of curiosity to see what HP has planned. Any tips?
And you? Which new or upcoming phones would you pick as the hottest of the bunch? Your nominations could help us find our CES winner.