Pantech Flex: One of the best and most affordable age-friendly smartphones on the market today is the Pantech Flex, sold through AT&T for only $1 with a two-year contract.
Jitterbug Touch: Offered by GreatCall Wireless -- the same company that makes the Jitterbug big-button cell phone -- the Touch is actually a Kyocera Milano smartphone that's been rebranded and loaded with GreatCall's simplified user interface software.
Samsung Galaxy Note II: If a bigger screen is the most desired feature, the Samsung Galaxy Note II has a huge 5.5-inch touch screen display and can be used with a stylus, which makes it easy to see and maneuver. It also offers an Easy mode feature which simplifies the home screen providing access only to key functions like the phone, messaging, Internet, contacts and your favorite apps.
Doro PhoneEasy 740: If you don't mind waiting, the Doro PhoneEasy 740 is another excellent option, but it won't be available in the U.S. until later this year.