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Zune software review: Syncing in Zune

Zune software review: Syncing in Zune

GSMArena team, 22 November 2010

We donít often review software, but it was almost unavoidable in this case Ė the Zune desktop software is an inseparable part of the Windows Phone 7 experience. Since we already have a couple of WP7 phone reviews under our belt...


Samsung S8530 Wave II review: Riding the wave

Samsung S8530 Wave II review: Riding the wave

GSMArena team, 19 November 2010

They shall come in wave upon wave. Or so it seemed in the beginning. Samsung certainly wanted a strong start for their own Bada OS and they had it. It is usual for sequels to be questioned and belittled. Thatís one thing the Wave II doesnít have to worry about. Update: Samsung Dive overview added...


Nokia C6-01 review: Clear as black

Nokia C6-01 review: Clear as black

GSMArena team, 17 November 2010

The Nokia C6-01 comes in as a reasonably priced and well-built smartphone with great all-round connectivity and a unique feature to set it apart from rivals. The ClearBlack display can actually give Nokia quite an edge if it lives up to the expectations. Update, 24.08.2011: checking out Symbian Anna...


Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 (Android 2.1) review: Eclairs for dinner

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 (Android 2.1) review: Eclairs for dinner

GSMArena team, 15 November 2010

With a large high-res screen, a Snapdragon CPU and ample amount of RAM the XPERIA X10 is nothing short of the top-end Android smartphones currently on the market. However its outdated Android OS...


HTC Desire Z review: Desires A-to-Z

HTC Desire Z review: Desires A-to-Z

GSMArena team, 12 November 2010

A few months ago, the original Desire was teaching younger Droids the ropes. Though itís no time to retire just yet, the next generation is ready to take over. And weíre talking no rookie here Ė the new Desire Z means business with a great QWERTY keyboard...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC Desire HD review: Most wanted

HTC Desire HD review: Most wanted

GSMArena team, 11 November 2010

Proceed with caution, big Snapdroids ahead. We guess that sign is due wherever someone mentions Desire HD. Itís big and bad and it takes no prisoners. HTC certainly took their time with releasing a badass Android handset on our side of the pond but ...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


LG E900 Optimus 7 review: Lucky seven

LG E900 Optimus 7 review: Lucky seven

GSMArena team, 09 November 2010

Windows Phone 7 is new territory for LG to conquer and the LG E900 Optimus 7 is their first pawn in the game. However ďpawnĒ hardly describes the rich feature set of this player. LG has done its best to set the Optimus 7 apart...


Samsung S7230E Wave 723 review: Waving Hello!

Samsung S7230E Wave 723 review: Waving Hello!

GSMArena team, 08 November 2010

Itís been smooth sailing for Samsungís Bada OS and the Samsung S7230E Wave 723 is one of the first of the lineup aimed at the mass market. But beware, this smartphone may change the way you perceive feature phones forever...


Dell Streak review: Size does matter

Dell Streak review: Size does matter

GSMArena team, 05 November 2010

The Dell Streak has crossed the line where phones stop Ė and by some distance too Ė but we are still not completely convinced itís beyond the point where tablets start. Is the Dell Streak sitting on a fence or sitting right in the middle of nowhere...


Nokia C7 review: Rise and shine

Nokia C7 review: Rise and shine

GSMArena team, 03 November 2010

The Nokia C7 has no intention of breaking the chain of command. It is just a slimmer, simpler and more affordable N8 and comes with more conservative styling. The well-balanced Cseries have received an accomplished leader. The specs sound cool...


Nokia X5-01 review: Round the square

Nokia X5-01 review: Round the square

GSMArena team, 01 November 2010

On occasion Nokia will experiment with form factor and shape. The Nokia X5-01 is the kind of phone that might just leave you wondering. Is it having a bad slider day or a great square day? No, the Nokia X5 is better than that. It's a neat and chubby smartie...


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