Holiday gift guide: Best mobile phones for Christmas

The best mobile phones and smartphones this Christmas season, from the Apple iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy S.

The 2010 Christmas season has already arrived, and it is a great time to buy a new phone for a loved one (or yourself!) Apple's iPhone is the dominant player in the mobile phone market, but you can also choose from a great range of Android smartphones from companies like Samsung, HTC, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and LG. Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 platform also offers plenty to get excited about. We round-up the best mobile phones on the market this Christmas.

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RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 might be the best BlackBerry ever, but we think at its core it is generally the same as most other BlackBerrys. It possesses an excellent keyboard and great e-mail capabilities, but boasts nothing really new or innovative. The Torch offers little incentive to switch from the iPhone or an Android smartphone, but BlackBerry users will probably find it a compelling upgrade.

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  • 21st Oct., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • RIM
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  • Pros:
  • Good keyboard, excellent e-mail, responsive touchscreen, decent build quality, revamped OS, universal search, improved Web browser
  • Cons:
  • Physical design could use an overhaul, large and top-heavy, lack of customisation of app "drawers", UI lacks consistency, lower resolution display than competitors

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