There are many phones far more functional, cooler than Apple's iPhone. The biggest contenders come out of Windows Mobile partner HTC in Taiwan, though many of its offerings aren't available even in the United States. The coolest smartphones out there come from Taiwanese vendor HTC (formerly High Tech Computer Corp.), which has strong connections to Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT). The latest one is is the TyTN II. OK, so that name is definitely not as cool as iPhone.The TyTN II is essentially a good quality PDA plus phone. It's got a full keyboard, built-in GPS, Microsoft Outlook, and fast Web surfing. It looks great. It's more than twice the price of an iPhone, at about $970. Touch is clearly the real, iPhone-killing deal. Look at it; it's beautiful.Along with the 2.8-inch, backlit touch screen, it's got a replaceable battery and an expandable microSD card slot.
Yet another, The Glofiish X500, made by Eten Communications of Taiwan, sounds like it was named after a James Bond villain.