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A Roundup of October’s Hottest New Mobile Phones

As has been clear over the last few weeks, October is set to be a good month for those interested in new mobile phones, with several exciting handsets being released or becoming available for pre-order.  To whet your appetite even further, let’s take a look at five of the best phones to come later this month: The Motorola DEXT. Will the DEXT be Motorola’s comeback?  There’s a good chance it will since the early word is that the hardware is good and the software smooth and reliable.  The DEXT uses Google Android and covers it with MOTOBLUR, where widgets display […]

We Explore the Galaxy…the Samsung i7500 Galaxy, That Is!

It has been hard to miss thanks to extensive coverage all over the Internet, but in case you’re not aware, the i7500 Galaxy is the first Samsung phone to use Google’s Android operating system.  This also makes it the first ‘high street’ mobile phone manufacturer – by this we mean those who produce feature phones rather than solely smartphones – to effectively bring Android to the masses.  Could this be the break through device for the OS? The Galaxy’s feature list looks like this:  A 3.2″ 320×480 resolution AMOLED touchscreen. A 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash. 3G with […]

The BlackBerry Storm 2 at a glance…

Leaked images of the Blackberry Storm 2 have been flying around the Internet. Although RIM is not expected to announce the device until late September, rumours are already circulating. The BlackBerry Storm 2 is expected to offer a refined version of the original Storm. Hosting WiFi, Flash, GSM/ EDGE technology as well as offering increased RAM and a 3.2 megapixel camera. The 360 x 480 touch display offers a comprehensive view and very responsive screen, which is infinitely better than its predecessor. BlackBerry has scrapped the rather unimpressive ‘SurePress’ technology and has opted to incorporate ‘Piezo’ software, offering screen sensitivity […]

Samsung Omnia II i8000 Ready for Windows Mobile 6.5

You may remember the i8000 being one of the handsets announced at the global Samsung Unpacked event back in June, where it was definately the star of the show.  Now, along with several HTCs, the Windows Mobile 6.1 based Samsung Omnia II i8000 is about to get a boost from the introduction of Windows Mobile 6.5 in early October, so it’s worth us revisiting this already great mobile phone to see just how much of a benefit this will be. First of all, here’s a reminder of the exciting i8000′s features: A 3.7″ AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 480×800. […]

Blackberry Curve 8520

It has been out for about a week now and the BlackBerry Curve has managed to stay pretty much under the radar. But, it’s about time that changed. Here skulking un-noticed is one of the more affordable smartphones. This phone has something for everyone, 2 megapixel camera, full QWERTY keyboard, document applications allowing access to Word, Excel and PDF files on the go, and that all important media sync to hook up to iTunes. Now, being the ‘budget’ smartphone, its got a lot to prove. Of course there has got to be cut-backs somewhere. Realistically, they’re everywhere (so to speak) what BlackBerry […]

Sony Ericsson Aino

After dozens of rumours, and no end of speculation it’s pretty much common knowledge that within the next few months Sony Ericsson’s launching two multimedia phones. So we’ve already talked about the Satio, it’s time to meet the Aino. As with the Satio, the Sony Ericsson Aino combines two of Sony’s best features, gone are the days deciding between the cybershot and the walkman. The Aino provides the best of both worlds – an 8 megapixel camera, with everything you’d expect from a Sony Ericsson – autofocus, LED flash, geotagging, touch focus, face detection and so much more.  Naturally, it boasts the latest Walkman player, offering not […]

10 Stunning Camera Phones

It’s hard to believe that 2004 was the year when the first phone to feature a one megapixel camera was launched in the UK, especially as we are now preparing for the onslaught of 12 megapixel models, all with as many features onboard as a normal compact camera.  Discussion about whether the camera phone will ever take pictures of high enough quality to replace a separate camera will rage forever, but whatever anyone says, with the right hardware, a camera phone can take some amazing pictures!  Here’s ten stunning camera phones, including currently available models, some classics and one future […]