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Are you a texting addict? Well, fortunately there are cell phones on the market that are designed for someone just like you. To be clear, all phones are capable of sending text messages. However, what separates a texting phone from a regular cell phone is a built in QWERTY keyboard. Blackberry was one of the first companies to include a QWERTY keyboard with their handsets, which is why the company developed a devoted following of business professionals. While Blackberry has started branching out into the consumer market, for many people, a Blackberry includes more features than they really need or want. Consequently, a number of cell phone manufactures created texting phones for this segment of the market.


T-Mobile Sidekick

T-Mobile SidekickOne of the original texting phones with a full QWERTY keyboard was the T-Mobile Sidekick. Over the years, there have been many iterations of the device, but the basic purpose of the Sidekick has always been focused on easy text messaging. In fact, the T-Mobile Sidekick is one of T-Mobile’s best selling phones.

Pros: Customizable faceplates, stereo Bluetooth, easy-to-use operating system, backlit QWERTY keyboard, robust IM integration and picture messaging.

Cons: Only stores 6mb of email and 100 text messages. 2 megapixel camera offers subpar performance.

Learn more about the T-Mobile Sidekick.


LG Rumor

LG RumorIn response, Sprint released the LG Rumor, which also has a QWERTY keyboard, which slides out from under the device. Like the Sidekick, the LG Rumor has received favorable reviews as a texting phone. It has an affordable price (often free with a service contract), which is perfect for people who don’t want to purchase a more expensive Smartphone but still want the ease of use of a full QWERTY keyboard.

Pros: Comfortable slideout Qwerty keyboard, excellent voice quality, Email and IM integration, Facebook access.

Cons: Low resolution screen, Lacks 3G, awkward music player.

Learn more about the LG Rumor.



LG enV2

LG enV2Verizon offers a popular texting phone, the LG enV2. Like the LG Rumor, it has a candy bar design and includes a full QWERTY keyboard. Again, as a texting phone, the LG enV2 delivers. Want to quickly, send a text? Just pop the LG env2 open and you are ready to send text messages.

Pros: Comfortable full QWERTY keyboard, excellent voice quality, integrated IM, GPS.

Cons: 2.5mm audio jack, small screens, web browsing, unimpressive 2 megapixel camera.

Learn more about the LG enV2.


Verizon Wireless Blitz

Verizon Wireless BlitzThe Verizon Wireless Blitz is a recent entry in the texting phone segment. Like the others, the low-cost Blitz has a QWERTY keyboard for texting and IM. This phone provides a sports a 1.3-megapixel camera and a large 2.2-inch LCD screen. In addition, it also has multimedia features for listening to music or watching VCasts.

Pros: Easy to us OS, Voice recognition, GPS, price friendly.

Cons: Cramped QWERTY keyboard, call quality, reception, inconsistent Email and IM implementations.

Learn more about the Verizon Wireless Blitz.

Pantech Slate

Pantech SlateAT&T recently released some mobile phones that are targeted towards messgaing users. Among them is the  Pantech Slate, a texting phone that offers an ultra-slim design. This messaging phone is the thinnest device to offer a QWERTY keyboard for texting and mobile Instant Messaging. This AT&T texting phone offers a capable 1.3-megapixel camera with zoom, video share and video recorder.

Pros:GPS, price friendly global roaming, 1.3 MP camera, slim profile

Cons:limited internal memory, cramp keypad, basic web browser and camera

Learn more about the Pantech Slate.


Samsung Propel

Samsung Propel The Samsung Propel is another AT&T texting phone that features a slim designed cobined with 3G support. This texting  features a slider design with a full Qwerty keyboard. This messaging handset is equipped with a 1.3 megapixel camera with Zoom, video recorder and video share. The other features for this thin messaging cell phone includes Stereo Bluetooth, music player, GPS navigation, and a microSD memory card slot.

Pros:Qwerty keyboard, multimedia features, 3G data

Cons:Flat navigation array, cramped keyboard, lackluster display

Learn more about the Samsung Propel.



LG Voyager

LG VOyagerVerizon also offers a premier texting phone in the LG Voyager. This texting phone is a poluar touchscreen devi ce that offers a full QWERTY keyboard. The Voyager is a texting phone that has impressed many mobile phone critics with its versatility and performance. This texting phone offers a 2.0 megapixel camera, top-quality Web browser, EV-DO support, GPS and superior performance.

Pros: sizeable Qwerty keyboard, GPS, great web browser, 2 MP camera

Cons: lacks Wi-Fi and flash, poor data connection, clunky touchscreen, mediocre video streaming quality

Learn more about the LG Voyager.



LG Lotus

LG Lotus

The LG Lotus is one Sprint's entries into the messaging phone competition. This texting phone sports a stylish square, clamshell design that resembles a makeup compact. Users will see a sparkling 2.4-inch-diagonal screen and a full QWERTY keyboard when they open the LG Lotus. Other features offered by this texting phone include a 2-megapixel camera with zoom, stereo Bluetooth with A2DP, FM radio, EVDO data, instant messaging, GPS and a memory card slot.

 Pros: 3G support, tactile QWERTY keyboard, stylish design, good call quality, Intuitive interface

Cons: stiff price, slow web browser, absence of camera flash, dim external screen,

Learn more about the LG Lotus.



Samsung Gravity

LG Lotus

The Samsung Gravity is a messaging phone from T-Mobile.  This simple texting phone is equipped with a  slide-out QWERTY keyboard for quick email and messaging. The affordable Samsung Grtavity messaging phone also offers a 1.3 megapixel camera, multiple instant messaging support, stereo Bluetooth and an expandable microSD slot capable of holding up to 4GB.

Pros: affordable price, QWERTY keyboard, designated messagung button, easy to use

Cons: poor call quality, basic camera, porr battery life, slick keys,

Learn more about the Samsung Gravity



For those of you who not only text message, but rely on mobile email, you may want to consider purchasing a Smartphone. Unlike a texting phone, a Smartphone is often compatible with push email services, which many business consumers consider an imperative. But again, Smartphones tend to be more expensive and they often require a subscription to additional data plans to fully use all of the Smartphone’s features. If you need help figuring out which cell is best for you, check out our Phone Advisor. Happy Texting!

To learn more about text messaging, check out Wikipedia.

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All you noobs have to learn how to type before you can do anything... ESPECIALLY lachan... Lmfao, wtf was that dude trying to say?

It seems that LG...

It seems that LG has better design then sunsamg.

nice one

i like the lg 2 that phone is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!so yeah i agrree

my phone

i wis i could have this phone it is so asome. an my mom said no''' so ican't get it an i went to kajeet . com an i still did'nt get it forever.


i got to have a texing phone or i will go crazy.omg and y do the tex have to be long.

i need one ...

i need one but it cannot come with a plan or a contract


Dude i SOO wanna have a texting phones, but my mom i asked her for a phone for christmas but she sayed " We Don't Have The Money For A Phone With A Plan"
which is the one i want so yea ! ! ! ! ! ! !


welll .... im sooo freakinn sorry for you becausee textingg phones are the best ... LOL and i would HATE to have a prepaidd phone damnn those thinggs are so STUPID ... i mean really 3 minutes for 1 text message??? WOW!!

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