Half of the games for the final four smartphones have been decided. Today, we determine who the third team will be, the Samsung Galaxy S II or the BlackBerry Bold 9900.
Let’s meet the challengers.
The Samsung Galaxy S II, which defeated the ASUS Padfone in the first round, is available on AT&T (known as the Skyrocket with 4G LTE speeds), Sprint (known as the Epic 4G Touch) and T-Mobile. This 4G smartphone is Samsung’s flagship, and it features a fast 1.5-GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 CPU, a brilliant 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display–plus a powerful 8-megapixel camera. For each carrier, this phone earned itself an Editors’ Choice award from our Editors, but that same fact didn’t save the iPhone 4S from being beaten in Game 1.
Like a pesky mid-major, the BlackBerry 9900 is still hanging around in this tournament, having defeated the HTC One X in the first round. The Bold 9900 is well-designed, with a solid build, a great keyboard and fast performance. It has a 2.8-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, and runs BlackBerry OS 7.0. The phone’s chief failings, though, are its lack of 4G speeds and limited app selection.
Which one should advance to the semifinals? Vote below!