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By Chris Dannen | 02-02-2011 | 11:40 AM
Palm Pre 2
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
Remember when the hottest phones looked like this? Those were nobler days, when a phone was judged for its look (and feel), not its ability to do anything useful. Yes, thin phones like the Razr sucked to use. But today's monster phones have 4.5-inch screens and bodies like paperback books, giving you the sensation of carrying an entire DVD case in your pocket while burning through enough battery power to light a small stadium. It may be time to--gasp!--downgrade to a smaller, lighter, more durable phone. But how?