Don’t Be Afraid of Touchscreen Cell Phones!

In the market for a new phone? You’re definitely in good company. A lot of people right now are taking their kids back to school and realizing that it’s a great time to pick up a new phone. Yet the sheer amount of phones to choose from can be daunting. If you’re someone that hasn’t had a new phone in a few years, you might even be surprised at how far technology has come in the mobile sphere. Now is the perfect time to check out touchscreen phones, even.

Touchscreen phones? Is that a misprint? No, we’re dead serious about touchscreen phones. They’re actually pretty cool — responsive enough to react to a firm touch or a soft touch. You definitely need to exercise some care when it comes to a touchscreen phone, but they’re a lot more rugged than when they first came out. Also, there are screen protectors that can keep those nasty oils and dusts from clogging up your screen. You will just need to clean the screen with a soft cloth every once in a while.

So, what type of touchscreen phones are out there? We’re definitely glad that you asked!

How can we start any touchscreen conversation without covering the iPhone? It’s now the iPhone 4, which means that the technology has definitely come a long way. When we got our first generation iPhone, it really wasn’t anything to write home about. However, the 4th generation iPhone brings an even brighter Retina display, along with superior app support and FaceTime, a very fun app that allows you to keep in touch with your friends — and actually see them! It’s like Skype on steroids, and then some.

In the past, people avoided the iPhone because they would have had to contract with AT&T and only AT&T, but that is fast changing. Verizon is now getting the green light to sell iPhones as well, which means that you will have two different carriers to choose from. Considering that AT&T is in the middle of trying to purchase T-Mobile, you will actually get an even wider selection.

Let’s move on to the HTC Sensation 4G, a very cool touchscreen that brings a lot to the table. It’s on T-Mobile, if that helps you make up your mind. Whoever said that T-Mobile doesn’t have rocking phones hasn’t checked out the Sensation. HTC has a proven track record of making awesome phones and being very cutting edge, so there’s definitely a lot to love with the Sensation. There’s a huge 3.4-in. screen to go with the experience, along with a fast dual-core processor — could you want anything more than that? Wireless connectivity? Definitely on the list — T-Mobile allows you to use the Sensation to even make calls over Wi-Fi, which can save you a lot of money in the long run. You can use the Wi-Fi instead of your regular minutes, thus creating an essentially unlimited phone without having to pay an unlimited price. It’s worth looking into, for sure.

The last phone that we just had to include was the Samsung Galaxy S II. It’s considered one of the most expensive unlocked phones around, but it’s definitely worth the money — if you’ve got the money, that is. A lot of people are looking for budget phones, but it’s nice to know that Samsung has put out something for us to save our money for. A dual-core processor, 8MP camera, and massive 4.3-inch screen take center stage. However, at $799, there are other alternatives that might be friendlier to your wallet.

The main point that we’re trying to make here is that you shouldn’t be afraid to choose a touchscreen phone. Most of these phones have virtual keyboards that are pretty easy to get used to. Once you’ve used to the touchscreen phone for a while, you’ll definitely see just how easy it is. You’ll get used to it in virtually no time at all — why not check it out for yourself?