Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Review

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With Galaxy Nexus smartphone released into the wild reviews of the new Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich started popping up on the web. By far the most in-depth review we have seen was done by our friends over at Engadet.

By the looks of it the Ice Cream Sandwich is the tastiest flavour the Google Android operating system we have seen so far as it brings the Honeycomb UI to the smartphones while adding loads of new features. It still isn’t the most noob friendly OS out there but current Android users will definitely appreciate all the goodies.

In case you can’t be bothered reading the long review Engadget also created a series of videos showing off the most important stuff. Hit the source link for more info.

HTC Surround Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Review

HTC Surround Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Review

The final handset in the HTC’s lineup of Windows Phone 7 smartphones is the HTC Surround. It is aimed at customers looking for an entertainment smartphone as it features speakers with surround sound with Dolby Mobile and SRS Wow audio processing. The speaker is revealed by sliding it out from behind of the screen and it packs an integrated stand to hold the phone vertically in landscape position. Add 16 GB of internal storage for all your movies and music and it looks like a serious entertainment smartphone.

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Palm Pre 2 Smartphone Review

Palm Pre 2 Smartphone Review

HP recently launched Palm Pre 2 running the new version of webOS 2.0 (HP webOS) and guys over at TrustedReviews managed to get one in for a review.

While Palm Pre 2 brings hardware improvements with a fast 1GHz processor and software improvements with webOS 2.0 it fails to impress due to by today’s standards a small screen (3.1 inch), small QWERTY keys and no on-screen keyboard. Specifications and video review after the break.

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 QWERTY Slider Smartphone Review

BlackBerry Torch 9800 QWERTY Slider Smartphone Review

Windows Phone 7 is creating all the recent buzz but BlackBerry has also recently launched a new operating system the BlackBerry OS 6.0 and the BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone is one of the first handsets to feature this freshly baked operating system. By the looks of it BlackBerry looked upon the Palm Pre when making this device as it is built on the same concept as the Palm Pre. It is a touchscreen smartphone with a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard. Personally we like this kind of handsets as they offer the advantages of a large touchscreen smartphone and the convenience of a physical keyboard for typing long emails and text messages.

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LG Optimus 7 Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Review

LG Optimus 7 Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Review

With HTC and Samsung releasing Windows Phone 7 handsets we shouldn’t forget that they are not the only ones in the game. LG released the LG Optimus 7 smarpthone and according to the guys over at Engadget the Optimus 7 is the best Windows Phone 7 handset to date. The reason being the look and feel of the handset. Its minimalist approach shows us what a Windows Phone should be like while also incorporating very clever design decisions.

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HTC Desire HD Google Android Smartphone Review

HTC Desire HD Google Android Smartphone Review

Windows 7 packing smartphones might have been stealing all the headlines recently but Google Android 2.2 packing HTC Desire HD means serious business and shows to all the Windows 7 wannabes how it’s done. It brings a larger 4.3 inch screen and a host of new features to the popular HTC Desire lineup. It is a great choice if you are looking for an entertainment smartphone as it supports XVID video playback.

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Samsung Omnia 7 Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Review

Samsung Omnia 7 Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Review

After going through HTC’s Windows Phone 7 lineup we had a look at Samsung Omnia 7 smartphone. Specs-wise it does little to differentiate from HTC’s offerings as it too features a 1 GHz processor, a large 4 inch capacitive touchscreen and a 5 megapixel digital camera with LED flash. Comparing the Samsung Galaxy S the Omnia 7 definetely feels like a better handset with its luxurious aluminium construction. It is a brilliant entertainment smartphone and the form factor feels just right.

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HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Review

HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Review

HTC’s HD series have always been the showcase top hardware and for-most-too-large-screen at 4.3 inches. HTC added also the HTC HD7 to the HD series family that now comprises of Windows Phone 6.5, Google Android 2.2 and Windows Phone 7 smartphones so the circle is complete. Unfortunately the build quality is not up to the HD series and the screen while bright it lets down by poor contrast and viewing angles. Continue reading >

HTC 7 Trophy Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Review

HTC 7 Trophy Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Review

Here we have another Windows Phone 7 handset from HTC the HTC 7 Trophy. It is a step down from the HTC Mozart as it doesn’t feature an aluminium body design and has a lower resolution 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. But don’t get us wrong this stil is a very good quality smartphone. The large 3.8 inch (480 x 800 px) capacitive touchscreen is very responsive and accurate and HTC added an HTC Hub which offers shortcuts to HTC’s widgets similar to those found on HTC’s Windows Phone 6.5 smartphones.

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HTC Mozart 7 Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Review

HTC Mozart 7 Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Review

With Windows Phone 7 launching couple of weeks ago first of the Windows Phone 7 packing smartphones have started competing for the best Windows handset. HTC’s effort the HTC Mozart 7 is by no means a perfect hanset but definitely is the most good looking one as it features an aluminium unibody design that HTC used for Nexus One and Legend. Another stand-out feature is the 8 megapixel camera that is accompanied by a xenon flash. Add a large 3.7 inch sharp screen and a 1 GHz snapdragon processor to the mix and HTC Mozart 7 is shaping up to be a one-heck-of-a-handset. Check the videos, review and photo gallery by Engadget after the break for all the details.

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