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Need a break from your laptop? These productivity phones offer a lot more than the ability to make calls. Here are the 10 best smart phones available today, according to PC World Test Center reviews.

By Liane Cassavoy

http://blstc.msn.com/br/chan/tech/css/4/decoration/number10.gifCentro

Centro

Bottom Line: A sporty counterpart to the aging Treo gives you EvDO and the Palm OS, too.

PC World Rating: 81.6 (Good)

1.     Price When Reviewed: $100

2.     Design: Candy bar

3.     Carrier: Carrier:Sprint

4.     OS Supported: OS:Palm

5.     Battery Life Average (hh:mm): 4:19

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Sidekick 2008

Bottom Line: A slimmer, sexier take on the Sidekick, but it's so narrowly-focused that it's only meant for kids.

PC World Rating: 81.6 (Good)

1.     Price When Reviewed: $200

2.     Design: Swivel

3.     Carrier: Carrier:T-Mobile

4.     OS Supported: OS:DangerOS

5.     Battery Life Average (hh:mm): 8:57

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Shadow

Bottom Line: With the Shadow, T-Mobile delivers a smart phone smarter than most; its tinny call quality may be a concern.

PC World Rating: 81.8 (Good)

1.     Price When Reviewed: $100

2.     Design: Slide

3.     Carrier: Carrier:T-Mobile

4.     OS Supported: OS:Windows Mobile

5.     Battery Life Average (hh:mm): 10:00

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http://blstc.msn.com/br/chan/tech/css/4/decoration/number7.gifBlackberry Bold

Blackberry Bold

Bottom Line: The BlackBerry Bold almost lives up to its name with a stunning design, but its mediocre call quality and camera hold it back

PC World Rating: 82.3 (Very Good)

1.     Price When Reviewed: $300

2.     Design: Candy bar

3.     Carrier: Carrier:AT&T

4.     OS Supported: OS:Proprietary

5.     Battery Life Average (hh:mm): 7:56

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http://blstc.msn.com/br/chan/tech/css/4/decoration/number6.gifBlackberry Pearl 8120

Blackberry Pearl 8120

Bottom Line: Sleek Pearl lets consumers use Wi-Fi to boost call quality where cell signals falter.

PC World Rating: 82.4 (Very Good)

1.     Price When Reviewed: $200

2.     Design: Candy bar

3.     Carrier: Carrier:T-Mobile

4.     OS Supported: OS:Proprietary

5.     Battery Life Average (hh:mm): 10:00

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Need a break from your laptop? These productivity phones offer a lot more than the ability to make calls. Here are the 10 best smart phones available today, according to PC World Test Center reviews.

By Liane Cassavoy

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iPhone 3G

Bottom Line: With a lower price, 3G radio, and GPS, this smart phone is in a class by itself.

PC World Rating: 82.5 (Fair)

1.     Design: Candy bar

2.     Price When Reviewed: $199

3.     Carrier: Carrier:AT&T

4.     Battery Life Average (hh:mm): 5:38

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http://blstc.msn.com/br/chan/tech/css/4/decoration/number4.gifBlackberry Pearl 8100

Blackberry Pearl 8100

Bottom Line: This sleek cell phone adds a serviceable camera and multimedia features to BlackBerry's already terrific e-mail capabilities.

PC World Rating: 82.7 (Very Good)

1.     Price When Reviewed: $150

2.     Design: Candy bar

3.     Carrier: Carrier:T-Mobile

4.     OS Supported: OS:J2ME

5.     Battery Life Average (hh:mm): 8:34

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G1

Bottom Line: The G1 has great call quality and does a good job of melding hardware with the Android operating system.

PC World Rating: 84.1 (Very Good)

1.     Design: Candy bar

2.     Price When Reviewed: $179

3.     Carrier: Carrier:T-Mobile

4.     Battery Life Average (hh:mm): 5:51

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Blackberry Curve 8320

Bottom Line: Voice-over-Wi-Fi feature makes an excellent phone even better.

PC World Rating: 86.4 (Very Good)

1.     Price When Reviewed: $250

2.     Design: Candy bar

3.     Carrier: Carrier:T-Mobile

4.     OS Supported: OS:Proprietary

5.     Battery Life Average (hh:mm): 10:00

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http://blstc.msn.com/br/chan/tech/css/4/decoration/number1.gifBlackberry Pearl 8120

Blackberry Pearl 8120

Bottom Line: E-mail-friendly handset boasts strong multimedia features, including a camera and media player.

PC World Rating: 86.8 (Good)

1.     Price When Reviewed: $250

2.     Design: Candy bar

3.     Carrier: Carrier:AT&T

4.     OS Supported: OS:Proprietary

5.     Battery Life Average (hh:mm): 9:43

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