9. HTC HD7
Microsoft's much-ballyhooed Windows Phone 7 launch in November brought the first nine WP7 smartphones to the market: four from HTC, two each from LG and Samsung and one from Dell. Of the phones that saw or will soon seen U.S. release, the HD7 -- a 4.3-inch toushcreen phone with a 1-Ghz Qualcomm QSD8250 processor and a 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and HD video with 720p capture -- is so far the coolest, especially for media lovers. It offers the first ever instance of T-Mobile Family Room, an application for families and small groups who want a one-touch app for messaging to each other and coordinating get-togethers. And how about that kickstand? Who says your smartphone can't be your own, private movie theater?