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Smartphone Review

They may be little, but these smartphones pack plenty of features.

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This story appears in the July 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Sometimes a regular cell phone just isn't good enough. Many highly mobile entrepreneurs have sworn off carrying laptops or loading up their pockets with PDAs, phones and other mobile devices. They're putting their business into smartphones--not just any smartphones, but ones that can take advantage of the new high-speed networks rolling out across the nation. These versatile tools can take you from surfing the web over Wi-Fi to checking your e-mail on the go to viewing streaming video in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

If you like your current service provider, you'll want to find a phone that's good to go with your network. If you have Verizon and are within the service area of its high-speed EV-DO network, look into a phone like the V by LG. It comes equipped with a built-in qwerty keyboard to make e-mailing easier and an MP3 player to keep you entertained. You can also hook into Verizon's VCast streaming video service to keep up on the latest news and weather everywhere you go.

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