Whether you are focused on business and productivity or are looking for something designed with multimedia and entertainment in mind, there are so many new smartphones getting released week in and week out that it's hard to keep track of what's hot anymore. From BlackBerry phones that emphasize push connectivity and QWERTY keyboards, to the ever popular iPhone and the latest breed of Android-powered devices that have flooded the market as of late, with its sheer number of available apps that can greatly extend the phones' functionality.

Since hardware exclusivity agreements are all too common these days, it's possible the phone you want won't be available on the network you're on. Nevertheless, we've compiled a list with some of the best options currently out there and a quick glance of what's coming soon (Windows Phone, anyone?). Our selection covers every major U.S. carrier and lists devices according to their release date. If your favorite smartphone didn't make the list and you feel it's being underappreciated, feel free to share it in the comments!