RESTON, VA -- Wirefly.com, the online leader in one-stop comparison shopping for cell phones and wireless phone plans, today announced the Top Ten hottest cell phones for summer travelers this season. The Blackberry Curve, Palm Centro and BlackBerry Pearl are among the most popular choices. All three models showcase the features consumers are craving – converged functionality, a selection of attractive colors, and features tailored for enhanced productivity and convenience on the road.
“The Summer Top Ten list offers a wide variety of features for the avid traveler,” said Brian Westrick, Wirefly’s president. “With the surge in gas prices this year and Memorial Day Weekend almost upon us, Wirefly wanted to release a list of the top GPS travel-oriented phones to get you there faster and cheaper this summer. In addition, most of the phones on Wirefly’s Summer Top Ten also come with many other capabilities including integrated cameras and MP3 music capabilities in several different color options to match anyone’s need for individuality and style. And once you arrive at your summer location, many of the phones on the list will also keep you connected to home or the office with email and text capabilities.”
According to Wirefly, the Top 10 hottest cell phones for travel this summer are:
Blackberry Curve 8310 –AT&T*
Palm Centro – Sprint*
LG Vu CU920 – AT&T
Blackberry Pearl 8120 – T-Mobile
Motorola i880 – Nextel*
LG Rumor – Sprint*
Motorola v3m RAZR – Verizon Wireless*
LG Voyager VX10000 – Verizon Wireless*
LG Scoop –Alltel*
A majority of this summer’s high-demand cell phones are equipped with GPS technology, and support location-based services. With these phones, users will be able to track their position on a map; get information about nearby restaurants, shops and attractions; and, even receive turn-by-turn directions while on the road. All ten phones also have capable built-in cameras, so they will be prepared to capture any memorable moment.
A few of the hottest models lack GPS, but offer other exciting features that seem designed specifically for travelers. The new LG Vu CU920 is one of only two AT&T phones that currently support AT&T’s Mobile TV service, which brings popular television programs directly to the phone; the T-Mobile Dash is an ideal messaging smartphone that will help users organize their trip and stay in touch with life back at home; and the updated BlackBerry Pearl 8120 for T-Mobile offers WiFi support, so they can access the Internet for free from any T-Mobile HotSpot.
Wirefly.com has increasingly become a bellwether for consumer trends in wireless, as tens of thousands of people purchase cell phones and rate plans on Wirefly every month after comparing hundreds of phone models from all the major carriers. With that many shoppers, Wirefly has great insight into the hottest trends and more importantly, consumer buying behavior in the wireless market today.
Wirefly.com is America’s trusted source for cell phones, wireless service plans and wireless accessories. Owned and operated by Simplexity, Wirefly is the internet’s leading authorized dealer for every major cellular carrier in the U.S. Wirefly also offers discounts and services not available in retail wireless stores, including real-time online order status and tracking, and the lowest prices – online or anywhere else -- on cell phone devices from Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, LG, BlackBerry and many other cell phone handset manufacturers. Wirefly.com has been named Best of the Web by Forbes magazine as the “best all-around number portability portal” and “Best in Overall Customer Experience” by Keynote Performance Systems. For more information on Wirefly, its wireless products and its services, visit Wirefly.com.
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