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Top 5 hottest smartphones this summer

There are tons of smartphones available from your carrier, but I think there are 5 that stand out from the crowd this summer. Which is your favorite?
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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There are tons of smartphones available from your carrier, but I think there are 5 that stand out from the crowd this summer. Which is your favorite?

Check out my full ZDNet Smartphones & Cell Phones blog post for my top 5 list.

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Samsung was able to launch the Galaxy S III on all the major US wireless carriers and this will easily be the best selling smartphone of the summer.

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Nokia's flagship Windows Phone device has some unique styling in the WP world and is priced at $100 or less.

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The Nokia Lumia 900 comes in blue, white, black, and pink.

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The HTC One X is one of the best pieces of hardware I have ever used and definitely the best from HTC.

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HTC launched a One series on T-Mobile, called the One S.

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The Apple iPhone 4S will be replaced this fall, but it is still one fantastic phone for the masses.

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The iPhone UI is getting a bit dated and the display is smaller than most all other new smartphones, but there are plenty of apps, the display is great, and it captures great photos too.

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The Nokia 808 PureView is more of a technology demonstration than a smartphone that will be popular, but you have to give Nokia a tip of the hat with that 41 megapixel camera.

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The Nokia 808 PureView runs the latest version of Symbian, Belle, that functions much like Android. It is sold through Amazon in the US and works well on T-Mobile and AT&T.

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