Smartphones for teens

Teens are demanding more and more from their cell phones, and phone makers are rushing to deliver. Here are a few examples of the new crop.

Ocean
Ocean
Price: $295 (with two-year contract)
A dual-sliding keyboard (one a full QWERTY and the other a numerical keypad) for easy texting and dialing. Also comes with a bunch of social networking features like MySpace for mobile and Buddy Beacon, a location-based friend finder application. The only drawback: It's a bit bulky for fitting in the pocket of your jeans. Available through Helio (flagship stores and online).

Ocean

Blast

Sidekick iD

Fin

The new Chocolate (a.k.a. LG VX8550)

FlyPhone

Katana DLX

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