|Product||Palm Pre (Sprint)||HTC One||Palm Pixi (Sprint)||BlackBerry Q10||Apple iPhone 5|
|Price||$98.99||$99.99 to $649.99||$0.00 to $59.99||Pricing is currently unavailable.||$99.99 to $719.00|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3 stars||4.5 stars||2.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||June 6, 2009||April 19, 2013||November 15, 2009||Info unavailable||September 21, 2012|
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Despite some missing features and performance issues that make it less than ideal for on-the-go professionals, the Palm Pre offers gadget lovers and consumers well-integrated features and unparalleled multitasking capabilities. The hardware could be better, but more importantly, Palm has developed a solid OS that not only rivals the competition but also sets a new standard in the way smartphones handle tasks and manage information.
A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone.
While not as powerful as the Pre, the Palm Pixi offers first-time smartphone buyers a decent set of features in a sleek little package. However, to be really competitive, we think it needs to come down in price just a touch.
The BlackBerry Q10 is a great phone for QWERTY diehards and e-mail addicts, but anyone who doesn't need a physical keyboard should skip it.
The iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It's absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe.
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