Google Music might be smaller than other stores and missing Warner Brothers artists, but features like the artist hubs and the social integration with Google+ make it compelling.
Google is ready to take on Apple and Amazon with its own music store and cloud music service.
With a chic yet solid design, steady performance, and an easy-to-use interface, the HTC Radar is an excellent Windows Phone.
The highlight of the pricey HTC Amaze might be its stellar camera, but it has much more to offer including a dazzling display, fast performance and a stylish design.
The thin and elegant Motorola Droid Razr is smoking when it comes to data speeds and performance, but the short battery life is a disappointment.
The iPhone 4S's battery life span is high relative to many other phones in our sample, but the Samsung Epic Touch 4G is the clear winner.
The HTC Vivid and Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket will hit shelves November 6.
The Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 are powered by a 1.4GHz single-core processor and run the latest version of Windows Phone 7.
Articles by Ginny Mies