The other day when I was thinking about really getting my blog going I thought it'd be great to post my picks for the best smartphones for each carrier. Well, Engadget beat me to the punch with their Smartphone Buyer's Guide. I took a look at their picks and am in agreement for the main Midwest carriers.

Generally, Android is the right platform if you're on Verizon (or most other carriers for that matter). If you're on AT&T, your best bet is an iPhone because they haven't been good about releasing many decent subsidized Android phones. Of course, you might have a personal reason picking iPhone over Android or vice versa. If you're not sure, you can get a better idea of why Android is better than iPhone in some respects or why iPhone is better than Android in some respects. If you know me, you know that I prefer Android. Your mileage may vary.

So, if you really need to buy a smartphone right now take a look at their guide. If you're on Verizon and can wait a few months, there are supposedly some better LTE phones coming down the pipe.