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Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type review: Slim and sharp

Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type review: Slim and sharp

GSMArena team, 28 October 2010

Nokia is trying really hard to build back some lost trust. The new Symbian^3 smartphones are just one weapon in their armory. The other is the touch-enabled lineup of feature phones called Touch and Type. S40 has never before been into...

Tags: Nokia, Touch UI, S40


Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab review: An expanding universe

Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab review: An expanding universe

GSMArena team, 26 October 2010

Not so long ago the tablet was a futureless species, stuck in an evolutionary dead-end. The technology and the the operating systems didn't offer the right balance of portability and usability to suit its needs. But just look at it now...


Nokia 5250 review: Back to basics

Nokia 5250 review: Back to basics

GSMArena team, 20 October 2010

They made a promise and kept it. What can we say Ė nice phone this Nokia 5250, but not an N8. Yeah we know, we need to be respectful and professional. But itís easy to be a jerk to a 100-euro smartphone. The Symbian-powered Nokia 5250 is bottom of the...


Sony Ericsson X8 review: XPERIA in the middle

Sony Ericsson X8 review: XPERIA in the middle

GSMArena team, 18 October 2010

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 is likely to outsell the rest of the XPERIA droids. Itís neither the best phone in the line-up, nor itís a phone to excite and inspire but itís the common denominator. It is right in the middle...


Nokia X2 review: Fun times two

Nokia X2 review: Fun times two

GSMArena team, 14 October 2010

When youíre shopping on a budget, getting the most bang for your buck is what counts. And the Nokia X2 is keen to give you an exchange rate thatís hard to beat. This no-nonsense bar delivers a 5MP camera with flash, great audio with stereo speakers...

Tags: Nokia, S40


Nokia N8 review: Director of photography

Nokia N8 review: Director of photography

GSMArena team, 12 October 2010

Weíve come to take Nokia for granted in the low end or the business class but it seems it has lost the knack for killer phones, run out of royal blood. Itís up to the Nseries to fix it all up. The Nokia N8 may just turn out to be the right cure. With that kind of hardware. Update, 08.02.2012: Symbian Belle update hands-on...


Samsung I8700 Omnia 7 review: A whole new galaxy

Samsung I8700 Omnia 7 review: A whole new galaxy

GSMArena team, 11 October 2010

Though it might seem like a chicken-and-egg situation, the question in our case never was which one came first: Windows Phone 7 or the Samsung Omnia 7. We know youíre all adding two and two together. Our Windows Phone 7...


Windows Phone 7 OS review: From scratch

Windows Phone 7 OS review: From scratch

GSMArena team, 08 October 2010

A modern smartphone OS needs to be balanced with excellent cloud services and draw on the cutting edge of software. The Windows Phone 7 OS is nothing like Win Mobile. The new UI is trendy, with a magazine look, and is incredibly...


Nokia N8 preview: First look

Nokia N8 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 05 October 2010

We were almost starting to suspect mobile phones of giving up and playing soft. They seemed unstoppable you know. They went from 5 to 12 in no time and there was nothing to suggest that digicams will ever get a timeout for a much needed breather...


Nokia N8 vs. Samsung Pixon12 vs. Sony HX5v shootout: Blind test

Nokia N8 vs. Samsung Pixon12 vs. Sony HX5v shootout: Blind test

GSMArena team, 05 October 2010

The Nokia N8 is an immensely popular phone and weíre already hard at work on a proper review of the handset. Since the N8 camera is its pivotal feature, weíre interested how you'd rate it in a blind shootout with two other cameras...


BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 review: Back in style

BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 review: Back in style

GSMArena team, 04 October 2010

Berries have been changing Ė in small steps, and big leaps. Sometimes stumbling, other times graceful and assertive. It seems the time was finally right for the Pearlsí makeover too. Itís been almost three years since the last of...

Tags: BlackBerry


Motorola Flipout review: Fair and square

Motorola Flipout review: Fair and square

GSMArena team, 29 September 2010

Motorola is banking heavily on QWERTY droids. The Motorola Flipout looks a bit of a shocker but fits squarely into the lineup. Itís tiny, yet offers better features than the Backflip, and social networking is its element. The first thing...


Nokia C1-00 review: Dual SIM-phony

Nokia C1-00 review: Dual SIM-phony

GSMArena team, 28 September 2010

After years of watching their rivals introduce one dual SIM phone after another, a few months back Nokia finally decided to join them and unveiled its first mobile phones capable of accommodating two SIM cards cards at the same time. Eager to see...

Tags: Nokia, Dual SIM


BlackBerry Torch 9800 review: Living the Olympic creed

BlackBerry Torch 9800 review: Living the Olympic creed

GSMArena team, 24 September 2010

The BlackBerry Torch is not the first phone to give you both a full hardware QWERTY keyboard and an ample touchscreen in a smartphone setting. But itís a debut for BlackBerry and one that will probably shape the future for the next generation of RIM phones...


LG GM360 Viewty Snap and GT400 Viewty Smile review: One for everybody

LG GM360 Viewty Snap and GT400 Viewty Smile review: One for everybody

GSMArena team, 20 September 2010

Today we got a special Viewty deal Ė two-for-the-price-of-one. The Snap and the Smile are nearly identical. Oneís got a better camera, the other has 3G. It doesnít look like a choice youíd want to make but letís...

Tags: LG, Touch UI


Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 review: Corby with brains

Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 review: Corby with brains

GSMArena team, 17 September 2010

Donít know what Android is? Donít sweat it. Prepare to want one. The Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 looks like a Corby, but walks and talks like a smartphone. More importantly though, itís got no problem finding an audience to talk to...


HTC 2010 event coverage: The droids are coming

HTC 2010 event coverage: The droids are coming

GSMArena team, 15 September 2010

It's HTC's turn to announce their new phones. As expected, HTC announced the Desire's successor, the HTC Desire HD, and the QWERTY-packing HTC Desire Z. The new droids will expand HTC's portfolio in the high-end...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Nokia World 2010 live coverage: Nokia E7, C7, C6, N8, C3

Nokia World 2010 live coverage: Nokia E7, C7, C6, N8, C3

GSMArena team, 14 September 2010

Nokia World 2010 has already started and we are reporting live from the event. We will be publishing the live photos and videos of the newly announced devices in this article along with our first impressions so make sure to keep an...


Samsung C3300K Champ review: Having fun

Samsung C3300K Champ review: Having fun

GSMArena team, 10 September 2010

Sometimes less is more. The Samsung C3300K Champ lets you start small, hoping that sooner or later you will want more. Itís a deal that suits Samsung fine. This here Champ is a touch phone with social networking support, stereo speakers, cordless FM radio and a memory card, camera and Internet...

Tags: Samsung, Touch UI


LG GD550 Pure review: Slide and go

LG GD550 Pure review: Slide and go

GSMArena team, 07 September 2010

Big buttons and no questions asked. Believe it or not, thatís what some people still look for in a phone. The LG GD550 Pure is playing it safe Ė less tech inside means fewer things to go wrong. This is less a gadget for those who think old...

Tags: LG


Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab preview: First look

Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab preview: First look

GSMArena team, 02 September 2010

Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab is Samsung's move onto the tablet warfield and luckily we are right here in the battle fray to give you first-hand scoop from the announcement event. Some might argue that it's rather a step down from laptops but...


Fashion phones overview: Manís best friend

Fashion phones overview: Manís best friend

GSMArena team, 01 September 2010

Gadgets have become so important they're a part of how people look at you. A phone can tell a lot about who you are. Fashion phonesÖ wellÖ let's say they leave little to the imagination. There are handsets that make an impression...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC Aria review: The little tenor

HTC Aria review: The little tenor

GSMArena team, 27 August 2010

First we were hit by a Wildfire, now weíre being soothed by an Aria. The HTC Aria shares a lot of DNA with the HD mini, but makes the jump to Android and is ready to take on compact touchscreen midrangers. The HTC Aria goes against the current...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Motorola MILESTONE XT720 review: Android sidearm

Motorola MILESTONE XT720 review: Android sidearm

GSMArena team, 24 August 2010

The original MILESTONE was the lifeline by which Motorola pulled themselves out of their deathbed. And now the once ailing giant breathes again Ė but is in no mood to rest or make peace. Instead, itís breathing fire on...


Nokia E5 review: Textbook texter

Nokia E5 review: Textbook texter

GSMArena team, 20 August 2010

Email used to be a part of the corporate world and now itís increasingly becoming an essential means of communication for the lot of us Ė not just the white-collar kind. So if you canít fight it, the best thing to do is get yourself properly equipped Ė and the Nokia E5 is...


Samsung B7722 review: Double the action

Samsung B7722 review: Double the action

GSMArena team, 17 August 2010

Letís face it, B7722 doesnít sound particularly inviting. But you will be surprised to see that unlike most of the dual SIM phones on the market which donít do anything beyond the basics, the B7722 packs plenty of features...

Tags: Samsung, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy 3 and  Galaxy Apollo review: Galactic twins

Samsung Galaxy 3 and Galaxy Apollo review: Galactic twins

GSMArena team, 12 August 2010

Congratulations, itís twins! The Samsung I5800 Galaxy 3 and I5801 Galaxy Apollo are both in our office and theyíre keen to show everybody that Android is great for lower mid-range phones too as well as high-end...


Mobile phones evolution: Features in focus

Mobile phones evolution: Features in focus

GSMArena team, 09 August 2010

It's the third - and last - of our series of articles charting the evolution of mobile phones. After checking on the way form factors have changed over time and remembering all those devices that the cell phones killed, it's now time to focus on the features...

Tags: Misc


Samsung I9000 Galaxy S vs. Apple iPhone 4: Collision course

Samsung I9000 Galaxy S vs. Apple iPhone 4: Collision course

GSMArena team, 06 August 2010

Itís not like youíre out of options. Hereís one. Another one would be to get a friendís iPhone 4 and another friendís Galaxy S, put them on a table, close your eyes andÖ tell your friends to bugger off. Or you can do it the old-fashioned way. Flip a what...


Acer Stream review: White water rafting

Acer Stream review: White water rafting

GSMArena team, 03 August 2010

Acer may be new to the smartphone game but theyíre learning fast. On paper, the Acer Stream has all the right ingredients to tackle the HTC Desire and the Nexus One. With much stronger emphasis on multimedia than the titular Google phone...