1) The Palm Pre Plus has an amazing touchscreen PLUS a full QWERT keyboard. The palm app store has tons of apps including free games, weather, and GPS aids. Use unlocked cell phones like the Palm Pre Plus on any network, and avoid contracts and hidden fees.
2) The Samsung SGH contains many great features, including email, internet, and photos with a 4x zoom. Most unlocked cell phones are smartphones, which can get price. This Samsung phone offers an affordable choice to access a world of information on the go.
3) Okay, I said I would choose things other than Blackberry, but they just make such great unlocked cell phones that I lied. The Blackberry Touch 9800 was released fairly recently, and it offers all the great functionality of Blackberry (great apps, programming, and reception) as well as what has been long coming: a Blackberry touchscreen with a full QWERTY keyboard.
Whether having full access to your software or no strings with cell phone carriers appeals to you, unlocked cell phones are a great option. Whatever features you like you can find them, and you can optimize your cell phone experience at a great price.