The iPhone arriveth

It's here! After watching our American cousins getting their mitts on theirs wonderphones months ago we're happy to say that the iPhone has finally arrived on these shores. We managed to pick ours up at the tiny Saffron Walden...

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iPhone named "invention of the year"

Yet the gadget's celebrity chic was not the core reason, according to Grossman's story, which appears in Friday's issue. The iPhone's design and beauty contribute to its appeal, but its functionality and features are what gets people talking. The...

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BlackBerry Curve 8320 reviewed

First came the trim, consumer-friendly BlackBerry Curve 8300. Then came the Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry 8820. Now there's the BlackBerry Curve 8320, an impressive PDA phone that combines the best of the previous two models and has an added bonus: While...

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Samsung i450 boombox phone

Hmmm, just what we need. A phone with a honkin' great speaker sliding out of the back! Hopefully it won't ever land on these shores, but if it does I'm sure the kids will absolutely love it. Revealed by...

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iPhone, Nokia N95 and Helio face-off

Two of the N95's buttons take you to a top menu. But each button takes you to a different top menu. The menus navigate differently. The first doesn't have all the options of the other, the second has all...

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BlackBerry Curve 8310 coming to Vodafone UK

The Vodafone Sat Nav application is powered by Telmap satnav technology . It provides detailed route planning and GPS navigation, with live traffic updates, traffic jam alerts and extensive points of interest information, such as restaurant reviews. The over-the-air...

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Unlocked iPhones now on Hong Kong Telecom's CSL network

Damn. We were in Hong Kong a few months back and now this story breaks! The price seems extortionate to us since even the most expensive phones are rarely more than US$1000 in Hong Kong (unlike Europe there is...

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8GB Nokia N95 in the works

Looks like the rumours of the upgraded capacity Nokia N95 are true - as usual it's the FCC that gives the game away. Will this mean a significant challenge to the iPhone? We don't think so. Some obvious hardware...

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HTC Omni specs leaked

We're note sure if we totally believe this one - an "email from a tipster" sounds mighty convenient to us. That still doesn't stop the pics from looking pretty slick! Details of the HTC Omni have yet to be...

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HTC Touch mimics iPhone ... but not very well

We are normally fans of HTC's cutting-edge phones even if most of them end up being rebranded by the major networks and offered with a multitude of useless proprietary "add-ons". However in the case of the HTC TOUCH we...

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Watch out, fake Nokia N95s about

Yes, we know the N95 is a hellishly expensive phone which most of us can't afford (shhh, don't tell Apple), but for someone to go out and create a knock-off version? Without the photos we'd have a hard time...

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HTC Elf / HTC Touch P3450 now available

We try not to get too jealous of our friends who get the latest kit before we do, but in this case we'll make an exception. The fine folks over at CoolSmartPhone have got their hands on an HTC...

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Sony Ericsson W999i details revealed

It's official! The new Sony Ericsson W999i is now at the top of our most-wanted phone list, replacing SE's previous M600. We previously had difficulties choosing between the M600 for it's good-for-fat-fingers rocker-style keyboard or the W950 for it's...

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Souping-up your N95

We raved about the Nokia N95 earlier, but now Tech.co.uk's list of recommended upgrades has rekindled our love for this wonderphone. The Nokia N95 it not just a great mobile phone. It is undoubtedly the best all-round mobile phone...

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LG Prada phone video - looks a bit like a certain fruitfone™

The Prada phone, for those not in the know, is currently the closest competitor to the forthcoming iPhone, coming as it does with touchscreen interface, and overall look and feel that's surprisingly similar to the iPhone. Via MobileMentalism...

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HTC Kaiser photos leaked

Basically, the Kaiser is the follower of the HTC Hermes but like with the Wizard/Herald update, the Kaiser is expected to be thinner as well as it should gets an improved feature-set including a 3 megapixel camera, GPS, GSM/GPRS/EDGE/...

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Qstick EVOQ noise-reducing BlueTooth headset

In practice the rather large looking EVOQ headset is not that heavy or cumbersome, it sits nicely on the ear and survived a good shake of the head. LP set off up the M1 with the EVOQ attached to...

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Apple iPhone - here at last

It's finally reality! At today's Macworld 2007 keynote speech, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the imminent arrival of the long-awaited iPhone. Despite widespread speculation over the last couple of years, the three-in-one device still managed to smash many preconceptions...

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Nokia N95 advert first airing

While we wouldn't normally run a TV ad here, this one is so jaw dropping that we simply couldn't resist. It might be enough to end our recent preference for SE in favour of the big N. Just watch...

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Pantech IM-S150 coming

Features of the IM-S150 includes a 1.3 megapixel camera, a dictionary, WiFi connectivity, and an integrated MP3 player. The IM-U150 on the other hand comes in a simple design, boasting a touchwheel that lights up with a purple LED...

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Syncing the Sony Ericsson W950i - first look

Even with these first few steps, it is obvious that the W950i in use is very similar to S60 and people moving to this device from other Symbian powered devices are going to feel at home. For the new...

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Samsung Z720 (Ultra Edition 13.8) with HSDPA announced

The Ultra Edition 13.8 (Z720) weighs only 80 grams, extremely light for a HSDPA handset. The technology powerhouse comes packed with a 3 megapixel camera with auto focus for taking photos anytime and anyplace. The wide dimension of 104.5x51.3mm...

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Sony-Ericsson W43S sexy clamshell with LED panel

A dozen LEDs on the front surface glows accordingly each time courtesy of a built-in lighting system, enhancing its looks further. Specifications include a generous 2.7" 262k color TFT display, a 2 megapixel camera that works great even under...

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Pilotfish/Synaptics Onyx buttonless prototype

This Monday, designer Pilotfish and sensor maker Synaptics are releasing a prototype of a phone which doesn’t even have any buttons.
Instead, the Onyx device understands signs and gestures, thanks to the sensitive touch pad covering most of its surface....

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Nokia N73 improvements over N70 highlighted

The screen is higher resolution and brighter. On the N70, you had to wait a few seconds for things like the call register or address book to come up. This delay is gone on the N73, making the experience...

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NTT DoCoMo's new eye-candy battery meter

It looks slick, but we cannot see how NTT will avoid some kind of CPU and/or battery penalty. The user would also lose the ability to set their own wallpaper, unless NTT are planning on having wallpaper images show...

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T-Mobile UK debuts Blackberry disguised as a phone

Motorola Q and Nokia E61 fans will hate us for saying it, but we here at Cameraphone Focus have never been too keen on the Blackberry form factor. It looks too much like a pocket calculator and not enough...

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HTC TyTN in-depth review

The unique new feature is the integrated jog dial located on the upper left side. This helps to make browsing the internet and reading ebooks a bit easier with a single hand and is a very welcome feature on...

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TechFaithWireless UBiQUiO 501 now available to order

It's a Windows Mobile 5.0 powered Pocket PC with a 2 megapixel cam, WiFi, stereo Bluetooth, 64Mb internal memory and (obviously) a QWERTY keyboard. Selling for (wait for it) £319.95, this tri-band handset will retail for £319.95 and is...

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T-Mobile MDA Vario II now available in the UK

Customers of T-Mobile UK are getting calls from T-Mobile saying that the T-Mobile MDA Vario II Pocket PC phone can now be ordered. If you ponder upgrading your current T-Mobile phone or purchasing new subscription you may be interested...

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Samsung SCH-B570 8GB music phone

The latest Samsung's B570 comes with the cutting-edge technology which offers various functions and huge memory capacity. With the B570, users can enjoy music and even mobile TV anywhere. The B570 allows users the world's largest storage capacity for...

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KDDI A5520SAII clamshell for kids

Parents nowadays give kids cell phones with the idea that they'll be able to contact them wherever they are, whenever they need them. The only question is how does a parent contact a child when their batteries run out?...

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HTC Excalibur best pics yet

The Excalibur is definitely a Q-killer. It's smaller than the Q and features quad-band and Wi-Fi. Check out the touch/jogstrip for scrolling and some interestingly placed buttons on the QWERTY keyboard. It's also a non-touchscreen phone, so it's a...

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Motorola KRZR previewed

Motorola recently announced its new Motorola KRZR mobile phone, and PhoneDaily have managed to get a sneak preview. The phone itself is pretty unremarkable - actually, it's very unremarkable - but you can't deny it looks good. OK, it...

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Nokia N93 teaser with TV Out pics

One of the more interesting features of the N93 is support for TV Out. This means the contents of the screen can be displayed on a TV. Primarily this is aimed at showing pictures and videos captured on the...

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Gigabyte Keroro frog phone

This week's sign of the Apocalypse: our buddies at MobileMentalism regale us with news that upstart manufacturer Gigabyte has released a green frog-themed phone allegedly aimed at children. We have previously noticed a craze involving this frog during a...

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Samsung SGH-ZV50 with HSDPA about to launch in Europe

Still no good for the UK unless you're on the Isle of Man, but this Samsung clamshell looks like a contender: Of course, the main selling point of the Samsung ZV50 is the inclusion of HSDPA which gives the...

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Nokia 8801 fashion phone back for a second go

The black edition features no new features so obviously Nokia are trying to milk the hell out of the series with Motorola precision, now it's had its hayday like the RAZR. We've already had gold versions so possibly expect...

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Samsung SGH-i320 first hands-on review

Here are some highlights from this review: • it looks like France will be one of the first countries where Samsung i320 will be shipping - Samsung has even prepared special microsite about this phone (in French) as you can...

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Nokia N92 TV phone reviewed

Probably the first thing you notice is that this phone is quite big and heavy. But if you're willing to forgive that, you get loads of features in a fairly small package. In addition to DVB-H this one has...

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Samsung SGH-E500 "phone for girls"

The Samsung E500 is being unashamedly marketed as a phone for women, with a selection of patterned designs and attractive detailing. Female-friendly looks are one thing, but the SGH-E500 even comes with an application where you can take a photograph...

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Sanyo SCP-2400 with parental control

The phone allows you, the parent, to control who your kid can call and who can call your kid. There’s also the Sprint Family Locator, which is a GPS on the phone so you can locate up to four...

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Samsung SCH-V940 - 1GB musicphone

This CDMA2000 slider features a 262k color TFT QVGA display, 1.3MP camera, video recording and playback, video-on-demand, MP3 audio playback, PictBridge mobile printing, EV-DO, USB 2.0, Bluetooth, and 1GB of internal memory. Dimensions are 93.2 x 45.5 x 15.8mm. Via...

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BenQ Siemens EF91 HSDPA phone coming to the US

A fairly ordinary clamshell albeit with a good camera, what seprates this phone from the pack is its inclusion of HSDPA. The EF91 is the latest phone to come from the newly merged companies and it looks to be a...

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BenQ-Siemens EF51 announced, bizarrely

Although we're sure most of you do anyway, we wanted to make sure you click through and read our source on this story. Not only did our buddies over at MobileMentalism capture the lunacy of this launch with a great...

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Sony Ericsson W42S 5 gigabyte walkman announced ... only in Japan

Although the new jog dial does look a bit weird, we've decided we like it. At least it's an original design touch in a world of blatant rip offs! The 5GB memory limit is also a welcome increase, although there...

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Samsung SCH-W200 - first HSDPA phone

This CDMA 2000 slider features a 262k color 2.12" TFT display, 2MP camera, video recording, messaging and playback, satellite DMB TV reception, TV-output, MP3 / AAC+ audio playback, stereo speakers, EV-DO / HSDPA high-speed data transfer, Picsel document viewer, text-to-speech,...

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Sony Ericsson M600 in-depth review

The model will be released on the market in July, its price will be around 550-650 euro depending on the country. The device will be positioned lower than Sony Ericsson P990i, minimal price gap will be around 100 euros in...

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Treo 700w and PPC 6700 face off

Alas, I don’t think either the 6700 or the Treo 700w are ready to replace my Treo 650, which is a huge bummer. There are items that I miss such as my mobile SlingBox, LogMeIn mobile account and the kick-butt...

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Nokia N83 leaked

The N83 is speculated to be a quad-band GSM slider phone with a tricked out 5-megapixel camera. The phone also has a 2.5-inch screen, supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and includes 4GB of internal memory (!!). Release date is rumored at Q1...

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Sony Ericsson W810i - back in Black

Although the Sony Ericsson Walkman phone range has caught the eye of many a consumer, its original garish orange and white packaging didn't appeal to everyone. There are still many people out there who think that technology should only come...

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Nokia N93 announced, everyone drools

Nokia have today announced the N93, their newest and widely anticipated flagship N-series phone. The form factor is broadly similar to its N92 predecessor but with a better camera and less emphasis on mobile TV. Nokia are now calling the...

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Nokia N91 - 4Gb hard disk phone first impressions

When you insert the mini USB into the phone, it gives you the choice to connect: as a portable music player: this makes (in my case) Windows Media Player pop up and synchronize my music files. as a smart phone...

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Sony Ericsson W950i massive review

The model is expected to be released in July at the price of 550-650 Euros (depending on regions). The device will be positioned lower than Sony Ericsson P990i, the minimal price difference will equal 100 Euro in favor of W950i....

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Samsung S4300 swivelling musicphone

Samsung have announced their latest music phone squarely aimed at the fashionistas among us. This ultra-slim swivel phone keeps the width down with an unusual two column keypad and a very tall 220x128 LCD screen. It also features a music...

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LG-SD910 Duo Slide Phone

Hot on the heels of Samsung's recent dual slider, this fabulous looker of a phone consists of a relatively normal slider phone with a screen which slides sideways to reveal dedicated multimedia keys. Boasting a faceplate that slides vertically to...

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Samsung SPH-B5200 - dual slider gaming phone

Hot news from the CeBIT show in Hannover - Samsung have introduced a unique new dual form-factor phone which can slide open both horizontally and vertically. The phone is being marketed to gamers (hence the two large directional keypads), but...

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Nokia N80 hands-on review

One thing I love about the N80 is the inclusion of WiFi (802.11g) capabilities. It took me several minutes to figure out how to connect the phone to our WiFi network here at home. Chalk that up due to the...

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HTC Hermes aka T-Mobile MDA Vario II

Imagine having real true wheel (just like in Blackberry devices!). Imagine having built-in fast Wi-Fi (802.11g), Bluetooth 2.0, support both for HDSPA and UMTS! Imagine having phone with 2 cameras, one of them for video calling and the other one...

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Top 10 phones from 3GSM 2006

Claiming the number one spot on our list is Sony Ericsson's fantabulous new music phone, the W950i. Built atop an advanced operating system borrowed from the maker's M600i business phone, it comes complete with a 2.6-inch, high-resolution touch sensitive display...

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Sony-Ericsson W950 - walkman phone done properly (finally)

Sony-Ericsson have announced the W950, their latest Walkman-branded phone. This is the one we here at the office have been waiting for! SE have finally decided to stop pissing around with a piddly 512MB phone and whacked the W950 right...

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Sony-Ericsson M600 - sleek new business phone

Sony-Ericsson have announced the M600, a new crossover phone positioned between the company's S60 and UIQ offerings. Touted by some as SE's 'Blackberry killer', this new business handset measures only 107mm x 57mm x 15mm, weighs 112g, and fits a...

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Motorola + iTunes, take 2 = SLVR L7

The Motorola SLVR, already on sale in Europe for several months, has been released in the US (and re-released in Europe) as the SLVR L7. This handset marks Motorola's 2nd attempt at the much-anticipated iTunes phone (complete with obligatory slick...

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IM-U100 personal media player phone from Pantech

Our friends over at PhoneArena have come up with the goods on a slick looking PMP phone from little-known Korean outfit Pantech. The ipod-like device features an almost-widescreen 15:9 2.6" display and a unique roller for vertical scrolling. It also...

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Toshiba 803T released outside of Japan

Toshiba have released their 803T handset in Taiwan! This is good news for us Western hemisphere types who get fed up of a plethora of Japan-only releases. This slick 3G/GSM phone features a large 320x240 QVGA LCD screen with an...

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Motorola ROKR E2 unveiled

Motorola have announced their latest musicphone, the ROKR E2, at the Consumer Electronics Show. The new phone is clearly a case of mixed blessings - this release drops Apple's mobile iTunes software. The downside of this is that the phone...

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Gigabyte g-Smart WM5 smartphone

Chinese outfit Gigabyte have released their g-Smart Windows Mobile 5 smartphone. The device boasts all the usual Windows smartphone features but throws TV and radio reception into the mix. Only regular analog broadcasts, mind you - if you're in Europe...

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Motorola ROKR E2 - new and improved iTunes phone

According to unsubstantiated reports, Motorola have revealed brief details and a photo of the successor to the ROKR iTunes phones, the ROKR E2. Unlike it's candybar form-factor predecessor the new phone features Moto's rounded bar-of-soap PEBL design. The low quality...

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