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Smartphone showdown: Nokia's new N97 vs. iPhone

Nokia this week released its high-end N97 3G smartphone, combining a touchscreen with a tilted 3.5-inch display, a full QWERTY keyboard, and inviting a straight-up comparison with Apple's trend-setting iPhone. 

Telstra 165i

Nicknamed the Country Phone, Telstra's T165i is the second edition of the telco's handset targeted specifically at consumers in rural areas of Australia. Promising excellent reception thanks to a pull-out antenna and a large design, the 165i's rugged...

Nokia 6600 Slide

On the back of Nokia's 6600 Fold comes the 6600 Slide: a phone with an almost identical feature set to its flip brother. Available through 3 Mobile in Australia, the 6600 Slide may not offer a host of features, but it still manages to impress thanks ...

Samsung F480T

Hot on the heels of the Samsung Omnia, the F480T is a mid-range, smaller version of its bigger brother. Although the Omnia utilised a Windows Mobile user interface, the Telstra-exclusive F480T uses the same widgets and customisable, drag-and-drop tec...

Cultured Code Things

There’s a long list of no-brainer functions that the iPhone lacks, and a to-do list is one of them. Sure, the calendar can fill some of those gaps, but that hasn’t stopped many developers from releasing dedicated to-do apps that attempt to find the r...

Sony Ericsson S500i

The Sony Ericsson S500i is a low-end prepaid handset that commands a price of just $199. Exclusively sold by Virgin Mobile in Australia, the S500i differentiates itself from the pack by offering a stylish design.

Plantronics Explorer 230

At just $59, Plantronics' latest Bluetooth headset is an ideal Christmas stocking filler. Featuring a straightforward yet compact design, its low price point will appeal to those on a budget, but heavy users will be disappointed with incoming audio q...

Google Mobile App with Voice Search

When we reviewed the original Google Mobile App for the iPhone, we found it to be little more than a supplementary search engine app, providing minimal integration with Google’s bevy of applications. Not too much has changed with the new version. The...

Apple iPhone 2.2 Software Update

Each time Apple releases a new software update for the iPhone, geeks everywhere shout for joy. It heralds the dawning of a new age, the beginning of a new chapter in the iPhone’s history, and reinvigorates the hope that maybe, just maybe, Apple has a...

LG KS360

One of the first QWERTY keyboard phones to be available on prepaid, along with the [[prodid:5569]], LG's KS360 is a commendable slider that is only really let down by its lack of 3G connectivity.

Jabra BT530

Bundled with a USB adapter for combined PC and mobile telephony, Jabra's BT530 is a multiuse Bluetooth headset that commands a hefty price tag. If you don't plan on using its multipoint Bluetooth feature, we suggest looking at the far cheaper alterna...

HTC Touch 3G

Building off the original Touch, HTC has seen fit to introduce a 3G version of its compact smartphone. Sitting in the middle of the market, the Touch 3G improves on its predecessor thanks to a far smoother user experience, but there is little else to...

LG KF300

LG's latest clamshell is a godsend for users frustrated by tiny controls. Boasting perhaps the largest keypad we've ever seen, in addition to extra-large font options, the KF300 has clearly been designed with convenience and usability in mind.

Telstra T6

Telstra's latest prepaid Next G handset aims to spice up a normally drab market segment. Offering a reasonable number of features for a low price, the T6 represents decent value when combined with Telstra's prepaid plans. However, there are better de...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

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The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

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STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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