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The Rise and Rise of the Mobile App Store

A good, well-stocked app store is essential if you want your smartphone platform to be a success. We take a look at the best examples, from the App Store to the Ovi Store and what the future holds for all of them…

Get Connected! Your Guide to Sharing Content On Your Phone

You’ve probably seen Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0 and other things mentioned recently, but what do they do? We guide you through these and other data transfer systems found on smartphones, to help you decide which is the best way for you to share your videos, music and photos with those around you.

Vive La Différence! The Apple iPad vs. iPad 2

You’ve still got a few weeks before the iPad 2 goes on sale, so now is the time to examine the differences between it and the first iPad. We compare features and design to see what Apple has changed for their second tablet computer release.

Exploring the (Samsung) Galaxy – Your Guide to the Range

It has been just over a year since Samsung released their first mobile phone with the Galaxy name, and it has subsequently been given to an ever-growing list of other Samsung phones, to the point where even dedicated fans are a little confused as to which model is which! Our aim here is to cover all the current Galaxy devices and provide an overview of their features, to help buyers make a better informed decision when it comes to buying a Samsung Galaxy phone. We start, logically enough, at the beginning: The I7500 Galaxy. This was Samsung’s first Android phone […]

The Apple iPhone 4 – All You Need to Know

With iPhone 4 pre-orders officially starting in the US on the 15th June, and the UK likely to follow quickly after, we thought it was time to have a closer look at exactly what the new iPhone offers in terms of design, features and technology. Design. Did all the leaks spoil the unveiling of the new iPhone for you? Even if it did, it’s great to be able to finally see the finished product in many high-quality photos, as there is no denying that the new phone is a striking piece of design, although we do say it’s not as attractive […]

A Guide to Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Range, In the Present and the Future

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia brand has expanded to include several new models this year, so to keep you fully up-to-date, here is a rundown of the entire range and their key features, plus some speculation on the future: Xperia X1. The first of the series released in late 2008, the Xperia X1 had a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard and a distinctive X design for the softkeys below the 3″ touchscreen.  A 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash could be found on the rear of the handset, a 3.5mm headphone port was on the top and it was a 3G phone with […]