4. HTC EVO 4G
Breathless were the reviews for the HTC Droid Incredible earlier this year -- and yeah, that's a pretty sick smartphone, too -- but it was the HTC EVO 4G, carried by Sprint, that really cleaned up on the good notices. Released June 4, it includes a 4.3-inch, 480 x 800 pixel display, 1 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel camera capable of 720p HD video capture, HDMI output, Android 2.2 with HTC Sense, and 4G integrated wireless. Indeed, it was the first 4G smartphone available to consumers in the U.S. when it was released.