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HTC Incredible S review: Smart and curvy

HTC Incredible S review: Smart and curvy

GSMArena team, 22 March 2011| comments (51)

The unfortunate naming aside (seriously, didn’t anyone say it out loud before they announced it?), the Incredible S is a pretty great smartphone. You’ve got spotless connectivity, an exciting new screen, those cool rotating buttons and...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Nokia C2-01 review: A little something

Nokia C2-01 review: A little something

Stefan Vazharov, 18 March 2011| comments (78)

Some cash in your pocket and a good phone on your mind. Is the Nokia C2-01 it? A still camera, 3G and a memory card slot sound like we’re on the right track. In contrast to the C2-00, this one omits the dual SIM handling but there are other goodies to make up for that...

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Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 Review: Right on the mini

Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 Review: Right on the mini

GSMArena team, 16 March 2011| comments (94)

Minis are supposed to be the cheaper, stripped down version of the bigger and superior gadgets. There’s a long list of bigger and superior siblings for the Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 to choose from but it has its own two feet to stand...


Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo preview: First look

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo preview: First look

GSMArena team, 09 March 2011| comments (162)

Sony Ericsson is keen to start 2011 in style with strong additions to the XPERIA lineup to please every taste. The Arc is the one true flagship, the Pro is the business messenger and the Play is the gaming smartphone. What’s...


Samsung S3850 Corby II preview: First look

Samsung S3850 Corby II preview: First look

GSMArena team, 08 March 2011| comments (93)

Feature phones have been busy adding more features to their arsenal in a bid to survive the onslaught of cheap smartphones. The Samsung S3850 Corby II is one such phone. Corby put a bargain price on touchscreen...


Nokia E7 review: Open for business

Nokia E7 review: Open for business

GSMArena team, 02 March 2011| comments (209)

Business as usual for the Eseries is a cliché – thank you very much. But the kind that makes the world feel right. The Nokia E7 could’ve been just another Eseries phone. Oh well, that wasn’t meant to be. The latest is implicitly the greatest but, in the...


Samsung S5260 Star II review: In the making

Samsung S5260 Star II review: In the making

Stefan Vazharov, 25 February 2011| comments (30)

You must remember this one – maybe not by face but certainly by name. The Samsung S5260 Star II has some big shoes to fill: over 10M units sold propelled the predecessor to Stardom. The original Samsung Star was one of the...

Tags: Samsung, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 review: Ace in the hole

Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 review: Ace in the hole

GSMArena team, 23 February 2011| comments (299)

The Samsung Galaxy Ace can get far with a name like this but it isn’t going any further than its comfortable midrange spot. You know, if you want the best seat in the house you need to move the cat. The Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is a... Updated: VGA video sample


MWC 2011: HTC overview

MWC 2011: HTC overview

GSMArena team, 15 February, 2011| comments (41)

The HTC MWC press conference saw the announcements of six Android-running devices. We’ve got five new smartphones and the Flyer tablet that should help strengthen the HTC positions within the Android family. The show really got going when...

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MWC 2011: Motorola overview

MWC 2011: Motorola overview

GSMArena team, 14 February, 2011| comments (27)

Motorola had the Atrix and the Pro at their booth and we were eager to try them both. We even managed to get our hands on the multimedia dock for the Atrix and take it for a spin. The dock connects a monitor, a keyboard and a mouse - this could...


MWC 2011: HP overview

MWC 2011: HP overview

GSMArena team, 14 February, 2011| comments (21)

HP had their announcements out of the way a few days before the actual start of the MWC so we can now skip straight to the hands-on experience. The powerful Pre 3 and the cute little Veer were both at hand and were happy to pose for our camera...

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MWC 2011: LG overview

MWC 2011: LG overview

GSMArena team, 14 February, 2011| comments (48)

The LG press conference at the start of MWC 2011 saw the official announcement of the Optimus 3D and Optimus Black smartphones and the 8.9” tablet Optimus Tab. The Optimus 3D and Tab are both boasting dual-core CPUs (though different in nature)...


MWC 2011: Various brands overview

MWC 2011: Various brands overview

GSMArena team, 14 February, 2011| comments (24)

The MWC is a meeting place for all sorts of tech companies, big and small. The majors usually get most of the attention but smaller companies have very interesting gadgets to present, as well, and shouldn't be...


MWC 2011: Samsung overview

MWC 2011: Samsung overview

GSMArena team, 13 February, 2011| comments (87)

The MWC kicked off a day early for Samsung. The company held a press event at Palau Sant Jordi hall in Barcelona, introducing the I9100 Galaxy S II smartphone and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.Understandably, given the popularity of the Galaxy S lineup...


MWC 2011: Sony Ericsson overview

MWC 2011: Sony Ericsson overview

GSMArena team, 13 February, 2011| comments (62)

Sony Ericsson announced two new phones – the XPERIA Neo and XPERIA Pro – and released specifications for the XPERIA Play. An important partnership with Playstation to bring a gaming experience...


Samsung Google Nexus S review: Royal droid

Samsung Google Nexus S review: Royal droid

GSMArena team, 11 February, 2011| comments (41)

Another year, another heir to the Droid throne – and Google are trying to be democratic about it. Which is a roundabout way of saying they’re not monogamous. For the Nexus One, Google teamed up with HTC. This time around, they...


LG Optimus 2X review: Double the potential

LG Optimus 2X review: Double the potential

GSMArena team, 7 February 2011| comments (94)

Begun the dual-core revolution has. And there’s no scouting time – the offensive starts with the big guns. The LG Optimus 2X is not just counting on the fancy Tegra 2 name to generate the sales – it is a powerful smartphone through and through...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Nokia X2-01 review: Loads of attitude

Nokia X2-01 review: Loads of attitude

GSMArena team, 2 February 2011| comments (155)

Good build, QWERTY keyboard and one-touch access to music: the Nokia X2-01 has the right ingredients to serve and entertain. And if you’re looking to buy cheap, it’s an offer that’s hard to beat. Nokia has long made the low-end their fortress and X2-01...

Tags: Nokia, S40


Samsung I9003 Galaxy SL review: Through different eyes

Samsung I9003 Galaxy SL review: Through different eyes

GSMArena team, 2 February 2011| comments (129)

Success breeds imitation and we have the next Galaxy SL remake to bear witness. But make no mistake about it – the Samsung I9003 is not just another clone, with changes running skin deep. We are talking a new screen, CPU and a different battery here...


LG Optimus 2X first encounter: How fast is Tegra 2?

LG Optimus 2X first encounter: How fast is Tegra 2?

GSMArena team, 1 February 2011| comments (55)

Surely 2011 will be remembered as the year that dual-core CPUs made their smartphone breakthrough. Here we have the LG Optimus 2X pioneer and we are rushing to give you a preview of what dual-core CPU has to offer to you today.


Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 Preview: First Look

Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 Preview: First Look

GSMArena team, 28 January 2011| comments (63)

Mini phones are a hot commodity. They are desirable and fill a market gap of small, easy-to-carry devices, which can lift mountains despite their size. Now Samsung wants to have a go at that market with the Galaxy Mini S5570...


Motorola MILESTONE 2 review: Landmark droid

Motorola MILESTONE 2 review: Landmark droid

GSMArena team, 27 January 2011| comments (36)

The MILESTONE 2 has a single mission – to reclaim the top spot in Android messengers for Motorola. It has the pedigree and the personality, and with the right upgrades, it seems a lock to become the next all-in-one messenger...


Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 26 January 2011| comments (119)

Well, you’ve met the family, now here is one of the new kids on the block. Midrange Froyo deserts for all it is, and the Samsung Galaxy Ace leads the gang. In an attempt to bring smartphone sales even higher, Samsung is ...


Samsung Galaxy 551 review: Value line

Samsung Galaxy 551 review: Value line

GSMArena team, 24 January 2011| comments (36)

The Samsung Galaxy 551 is something that should have happened a long time ago. This is not to say that the form factor was out of favor with Samsung. But it took a slew of CDMA messengers to finally see a QWERTY ...


BlackBerry Bold 9780 review: Business as usual

BlackBerry Bold 9780 review: Business as usual

GSMArena team, 21 January 2011| comments (46)

It’s no surprise that the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is the next logical evolutionary step, rather than a complete makeover that will propel it into the same league as the iPhone and Android. RIM has a loyal core of customers...

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Samsung S5260 Star II preview: First look

Samsung S5260 Star II preview: First look

GSMArena team, 18 January 2011| comments (29)

A sequel to a bestseller, the Samsung S5260 Star II has good genes and a lot to live up to. Building on a successful recipe is a shortcut to success and that’s exactly what Samsung have done with the Star follow-up. The latest TouchWiz...


Samsung I9010 Galaxy S Giorgio Armani review: Fashionware

Samsung I9010 Galaxy S Giorgio Armani review: Fashionware

GSMArena team, 14 January 2011| comments (33)

It’s not the suit that makes a man and it’s certainly not a big fat logo that makes a phone. To be honest, the last thing Android needs to boost its credit with users is a big designer name. But for a change, this is one of the rare examples when a smartphone is not being eclipsed by a fashion phone...


Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc preview: First look

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc preview: First look

GSMArena team, 10 January 2011| comments (165)

Sony Ericsson is back at it and they are pushing pedal to the metal with their latest unusually curved and unusually streamlined sports car – the XPERIA Arc. Once one of the top three phone manufacturers, Sony Ericsson has been through some hard times, but the company underwent a painful restructuring and it found a way to make its handsets desirable again...


HTC Gratia review: Body double

HTC Gratia review: Body double

GSMArena team, 7 January 2011| comments (14)

Compact but capable, subdued but edgy, old but new. That’s the HTC Gratia. With Froyo greasing the cogs, the European version of the HTC Aria is more than a name change – this petite droid is getting ready to storm the Old Continent...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Bluetooth 3.0 and Wireless N speed test: Something in the air

Bluetooth 3.0 and Wireless N speed test: Something in the air

GSMArena team, 29 December 2010| comments (54)

You see Wireless N and Bluetooth 3.0 slowly creeping on the cellphone specs pages and it was about time we do a dedicated test of how good they are in reality. Every geek loves to get the latest and greatest in mobile tech...

Tags: Apple, Nokia, Samsung