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Nokia N8 review: Director of photography

Nokia N8 review: Director of photography

GSMArena team, 12 October 2010

We’ve 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. It’s 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 you’re 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 we’re already hard at work on a proper review of the handset. Since the N8 camera is its pivotal feature, we’re 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 – in small steps, and big leaps. Sometimes stumbling, other times graceful and assertive. It seems the time was finally right for the Pearls’ makeover too. It’s 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. It’s 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 it’s 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 – two-for-the-price-of-one. The Snap and the Smile are nearly identical. One’s got a better camera, the other has 3G. It doesn’t look like a choice you’d want to make but let’s...

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

Don’t know what Android is? Don’t 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, it’s 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. It’s 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, that’s what some people still look for in a phone. The LG GD550 Pure is playing it safe – 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: Man’s best friend

Fashion phones overview: Man’s 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 phones… well… 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 we’re 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 – but is in no mood to rest or make peace. Instead, it’s 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 it’s increasingly becoming an essential means of communication for the lot of us – not just the white-collar kind. So if you can’t fight it, the best thing to do is get yourself properly equipped – and the Nokia E5 is...


Samsung B7722 review: Double the action

Samsung B7722 review: Double the action

GSMArena team, 17 August 2010

Let’s face it, B7722 doesn’t sound particularly inviting. But you will be surprised to see that unlike most of the dual SIM phones on the market which don’t 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, it’s twins! The Samsung I5800 Galaxy 3 and I5801 Galaxy Apollo are both in our office and they’re 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

It’s not like you’re out of options. Here’s one. Another one would be to get a friend’s iPhone 4 and another friend’s Galaxy S, put them on a table, close your eyes and… 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 they’re 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...


Sony Ericsson Zylo review: Walkman rewind

Sony Ericsson Zylo review: Walkman rewind

GSMArena team, 30 July 2010

A small and sexy music slider – that’s what the Zylo is. Nothing more, nothing less. Sony Ericsson are probably hoping to start bringing up the next generation of loyal users. You know, give a kid a walkman and they will be coming...


Nokia C6 review: A playful character

Nokia C6 review: A playful character

GSMArena team, 28 July 2010

Yesterday’s high-end is the new midrange we like to say. The Nokia C6 has almost exactly the same features as the Nokia N97 mini but hangs a big Sale sign. Time to shop for high-end features off high street. The C-series are trying to distill the Nokia knowledge...


Mobile phones go scalp hunting: The Red List

Mobile phones go scalp hunting: The Red List

GSMArena team, 26 July 2010

Last week we walked with dinosaurs. We followed phones in their search of the perfect size and shape. We’ll now take another step away from our usual routine and look back at the gadgets that lost or are about to lose in the survival of the fittest. Mobile phones are no longer a commodity – but a necessity...

Tags: Misc


HTC Wildfire review: Desire Mini

HTC Wildfire review: Desire Mini

GSMArena team, 20 July 2010

Occasionally HTC takes a little break from high-end smartphones and dips its toes in the waters of the lower midrange. The HTC Wildfire is a down-sized, down-clocked and down-priced version of the HTC Desire. If Sony Ericsson can do it with the X10...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Nokia C3 review: SNS love

Nokia C3 review: SNS love

GSMArena team, 16 July 2010

Nokia C3 is young and social, simple and reliable. Messaging and social networking are the very heart of this handset. But are they enough of a head-turner to become a phone's key selling points? Sure thing! Just add a pinch of charisma and hang a price tag...

Tags: Nokia, S40