June 26, 2009

HP Ipaq 910C Review

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For today, let’s deviate from our usual consumer smartphones and try to look at some of today’s leading business models. Most of these devices include features that are at times missing from today’s smartphone models - given that these devices cost a little bit more. Of course, basic features for performing office tasks are there, [...]

June 24, 2009

Leaked Details for the HTC Firestone

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A Windows Mobile handset from HTC has surfaced. The device is named the HTC Firestone, although this name could be changed at launch date as its clear the handset has not been officially released yet. It seems as though HTC hasn’t forgotten about Microsoft after all.
News about HTC these days involve their Google Android handsets, [...]

June 23, 2009

T-Mobile to Introduce the Android myTouch

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As the Summer for smartphone heats up, another one is being released that will give consumers more choices to choose from. This is T-Mobile’s next Google Android device, named myTouch. This new smartphone will be announced on Monday and will be the carrier’s second device utilizing Google’s open source mobile operating stytem. Last fall, T-Mobile [...]

June 15, 2009

LG Neon Simple Messaging Phone

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After the LG Xenon, the Korean company released another phone named the LG Neon. As with the Xenon, the Neon sports similar capabilities, except that it doesn’t have 3G. Also, the Neon has a touch screen, but only for its phone dialer. I guess LG made the Neon a simpler version of the Xenon and [...]

June 12, 2009

BlackBerry Curve 8900 Review

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The BlackBerry Curve 8900 was released last May. It was praised as a very good messaging smartphone. However, it was criticized for lacking one important feature that seems to be present in today’s smartphones – 3G support. So how good is the Curve 8900? Is 3G capabilities really that important that the devices’ lack thereof [...]

May 26, 2009

HTC Touch Diamond2

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As a successor to the HTC Touch Diamond, the HTC Touch Diamond2 boasts of a sharper, bigger touch screen and an improved TouchFlo interface that provides easier navigation. It is bundled with a 5-megapixel camera and a very responsive user interface.
When it comes to the design, the HTC Touch Diamond2 is a sophisticated smartphone. Its [...]


HTC Touch Diamond2

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As a successor to the HTC Touch Diamond, the HTC Touch Diamond2 boasts of a sharper, bigger touch screen and an improved TouchFlo interface that provides easier navigation. It is bundled with a 5-megapixel camera and a very responsive user interface.
When it comes to the design, the HTC Touch Diamond2 is a sophisticated smartphone. Its [...]

May 13, 2009

Motorola Evoke Touch-screen Phone

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Motorola can’t seem to get anything right - well not since the Razr and its various modifications. However, last month, the company released a touch-screen phone, the Motorola Evoke. This is quite good for the company as this phone is not just another Razr revamp but a new phone altogether.
What’s even more interesting is that [...]


Samsung M550 Exclaim

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Samsung will launch the M550 Exclaim as a direct successor to the Samsung Rant. The big difference between the two is that the Exclaim will sport a new dual-slider design. I really don’t know how that would turn out but based on the picture, it looks pretty good. This lets the phone’s keypad slide down [...]

April 24, 2009

HTC S740 Review

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The HTC S740 is what you would call a chic alternative to the bland-looking Blackberry Curve. For those who are still uncomfortable with those new touchscreen interface, the S740 has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This slim, eye-catching smartphone has a clean interface and a spacious keyboard making it one of the best Windows Mobile device [...]

April 22, 2009

LG Neon TE365F low-cost QWERTY Phone

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Looking for a low-cost device with the all the high quality features of today’s top phones? Well then maybe you should check out the LG Neon TE365F phone. The phone was developed and manufactured by LG Electronics and provides you with features such as QWERTY keyboard and a touch screen interface.
The LG Neon is not [...]

April 16, 2009

LG GC900 Viewty II goes Official

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LG has formally announced their new LG Viewty II. They named this phone the new LG Smart. It has an ultra-sleek design and packed with numerous features. The GC900 or the LG Smart is just 12.4 mm thick (under a half-inch), packing a 3-inch touchscreen on its face and of course that 8 megapixel camera [...]

April 13, 2009

LG Xenon Review

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The LG Xenon was LG’s Heart and Soul of the recently concluded CTIA event. Among the phones presented there, the Xenon was the one which held the most promise. The phone features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for messaging and a large touch-screen interface. Furthermore, the Xenon has a home interface that can easily be customized [...]

April 3, 2009

LG Neon

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The LG Xenon is LG’s heart and soul at this year’s CTIA event. However, there is another phone from LG that deserves a second look - the LG Neon. The Neon is probably not for everybody. Based on the picture below, the Neon looks and feels like a child’s toy. It does have features that [...]

March 25, 2009

Samsung Behold Review

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Almost everybody knows of the Samsung Omnia. It is Samsung’s entry in the touchscreen market. But did you know that the Omnia has a younger sibling? The Samsung Behold is a responsive touch-screen cell phone with a few advanced features and an excellent camera.
The 3G Samsung Behold is considered as the younger sibling of the [...]


RIM BlackBerry Storm Review

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The RIM BlackBerry Storm came out with a bang. Its hype and excitement was generated by almost everyone who wants an alternative to Apple’s iPhone. This is, of course, the first touch-screen BlackBerry. It features  Research in Motion’s new SurePress functionality. Aside from that, it features a complete set of business capabilities that is inherent [...]

March 23, 2009

Kyocera Mako S4000 Phone

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The Kyocera Mako S4000 is not an ideal handset for the fashion-conscious users, and its low-end features won’t even convince the techie individuals. The Mako S4000 has an angular exterior. Its silver metal skin feels quite strong and sturdy even though it has a slim profile at 3.5 inches by 1.84 inches by 0.67 inch. [...]

March 20, 2009

Samsung SGH-T119 Review

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Its surprising whenever we see a Samsung phone that is not part of its slider family. We are so used to seeing Samsung sliders that it seems as if its all they can even do. So seing a candy-bar type phone manufactured by Samsung is a breath of fresh air.
The Samsung SGH-T119 made its first [...]

March 11, 2009

Palm Treo Pro Review

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The Palm Pre has taken all the buzz and focus away from other phones in the Palm lineup. As a competitor to Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android, it literally took all the attention away from phones such as the Palm Treo Pro. The Palm Treo Pro is designed for business and offers a lot of [...]

March 10, 2009

LG Versa Touchscreen Phone

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The LG Versa promised to be a touch-screen phone with a difference. It wanted users to look at it as a handset that is versatile and could fit the usage of just about everybody. It does this through its option of adding external modules to increase its functionality. By default, the phone comes with an [...]