Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Tech gadget gifts for $299 or less

Consumers looking to buy electronics for holiday gifts won't have to break the bank this season.

1 of 6
BACKNEXT
Droid: $199, with 2-year contract
Droid: $199, with 2-year contract
The Droid's "iDon't / Droid does" marketing campaign has raised quite a few eyebrows because of its seemingly preposterous suggestion that Verizon's new Motorola smartphone can hold its own against Apple's iconic iPhone.

But the initial reviews are in, and they've been largely positive -- some testers have even said they were pleasantly surprised with the Droid's functionality. It's the first phone to use Google's new open-source Android 2 operating system, it has 10,000 apps and a pull-out physical keyboard.

Though no one expects the Droid to overtake the iPhone in sales or market share, the Droid could serve as a nice alternative to those who prefer Verizon's much stronger 3G network to the iPhone's shaky 3G network offered exclusively by AT&T.

Still, the Droid isn't for everyone. Despite a healthy collection of apps, the iPhone blows the Droid away with 100,000 applications. And the second generation iPhone 3G can be had for $99 for those looking for a less expensive smartphone.
NEXT: HP Mini 110 series: $299
Last updated November 18 2009: 11:44 AM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
Best places to retire abroad in 2017 The top 10 places to retire overseas include beautiful beaches, cozy towns, and the best food you will ever eat -- all for half the cost of what you may pay in the U.S. More
Best business class airline lounges around the world Between August 2015 and May 2016, Skytrax surveyed over 19.2 million customers to find the best airline lounges. Here is what they found. More
What Boeing's new 737 Max 9 has under the hood Boeing unveiled its new, longer 737 Max 9 airliner earlier this month, the second member of the updated single-aisle jet family. The first aircraft will deliver to airlines starting in 2018. More

Special Offer