4. HTC Thunderbolt

Carrier: Verizon

Price: $250 w/two-year contract

Key specs: 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen, 1GHZ Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2 OS, 4G/3G/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, Dual cameras (8MP rear and 1.3MP front-facing), DLNA-enabled, and 8GB memory.

The first-ever LTE phone is also the fastest smartphone on the market. Lightening-fast data speeds let you simultaneously download several apps and files, reaching estimated completion times of 10 to 20 seconds. The Thunderbolt also rocks some advanced multitasking features like the ability to screen calls and access the web at the same time—a first for the network. HTC also gave the 4G monster an opulent and solid build and the company's trademark kickstand. Yes, you heard the reports of weak battery life and the inability to toggle between 4G and 3G. But you can always hit the Android Market and download an app to help mitigate these issues.