Arianne Cohen traveled to Istanbul with a smartphone in each hand. Which worked best?
Good for E-mailing. The keyboard makes quick, accurate typing a breeze.
Let me down The apps. The BlackBerry simply doesn't compare when it comes to volume and ease of downloads.
Charges From $15 per month for T-Mobile's unlimited international data plan. (Calls are extra, depending on the plan.)
The verdict A brilliant e-mail machine—anywhere, anytime.
Good for Almost everything. The apps help you navigate any scenario—at the tap of a finger.
Let me down Connections. Turkcell and Vodafone Telekom (AT&T's Turkish roaming partners) didn't always come through.
Charges From $25 per month for an unlimited data global add-on package.
The verdict A must-have travel machine.