7. Palm Pre Plus
Sigh. If only more people had gotten their hands on the Palm Pre Plus -- a pumped-up version of the original Pre released through Verizon in January -- Palm might occupy a more prominent place in the smartphone pantheon. For you see, the Pre Plus is one lovely phone, even if its specs -- twice the internal memory of the Palm Pre, a 3.1-inch display, 480 x 320 resolution, a 3-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi hot spot capability, among other features -- don't by a longshot outgun its competition. It has its fans, and it's an accessible, affordable option for a discriminating user.