Often when a budget phone is evaluated, it's easy to be either too kind or too harsh with a particular device's shortcomings. But not in the instance of the Slider; its issues are undeniable.
If you want to pay next to nothing for a 4G smartphone, but want a little something after-all, the Samsung Conquer 4G should be seriously considered.
Not long ago, T-Mobile's Sidekick was the ultimate solution for keeping friends abreast of your daily minutia. But that was before such functionality became standard in all phones.