Field Test: Musical cellphones

You don't have to spring for an iPhone to stuff a stocking with a cellphone that can carry a tune. Stores are filled with affordable mobile phones that have access to a growing library of digital music.

Samsung SLM
Samsung SLM
Available from: AT&T

Price: $150 (with two-year agreement and mail-in rebate)

Pros: Slim (0.5 inch thick). Simple to operate. Good battery life. The first cellphone to offer access to the five million songs on AT&T's new Napster Mobile music service.

Cons: The RAZR-like clamshell design is passé; the phone pales beside its flashier competitors.

Buy this one if ... You want a basic cellphone with excellent music selection but don't need the glitz and glamour.

1

2

3
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.