10. HTC EVO Shift 4G

Carrier: Sprint

Price: $150 w/two-year contract

Key specs: 3.6-inch WVGA TFT touchscreen, 800 MHz Scorpion processor, Android 2.2 OS, 4G/3G/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, QWERTY keyboard, 5MP camera, DLNA-enabled, and 512MB memory.

HTC’s fan-favorite handset serves as a great and super-well-priced alternative to the enormous EVO 4G. It’s solid construction is far superior to its fragile predecessor, donning a sturdy plastic frame and a faux-aluminum back surface. The slide-out QWERTY keyboard is built to withstand the most diehard texter and the responsive screen offers spot-on touch input and sharp visuals. The Shift's 800MHz Qualcomm processor also sprints (no pun intended) at a 1GHz-like pace when opening web pages and menus. And it’s a perfect fit for any jacket or pants pocket.