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.

Katana DLX
Katana DLX
Price: $130 (with a two-year contract)
This colorful music phone is capable of downloading songs over-the-air on Sprint's high-speed mobile broadband network. Added bonus for parents: The Katana is compatible with Sprint's "Family Locator" service, which lets concerned moms and dads track the whereabouts of their kid's mobile device from the Web or phone (the add-on service costs $10 per month).



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Katana DLX

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