5 Cell phones for tots

The wireless industry has yet to figure out how to sell phones to tweens and their parents. But it hasn't been for lack of trying.

Sanyo Katana
PRICE: $100

Kajeet, a new wireless operator based in Maryland, thinks it has learned from its competitors' mistakes. With this Bluetooth-enabled Sanyo (and three additional handsets), the startup is betting that its devices are 'grownup' enough to appeal to kids and safe enough for parental approval.

Kajeet is also looking to distinguish itself from rivals with a 'pay-as-you-go' service that lets parents avoid many of the provisions, such as early termination fees, in standard rate plans.





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