The coolest touch-screen phones

Just touch it: your guide to the best touch-screen phones available.

The touch-screen mobile phone market has exploded over the past 12-18 months. Since the launch of Apple's now iconic iPhone 3G, almost every manufacturer under the sun has acted quickly to try to grab a slice of the touch-screen pie. This is great news for consumers, as it has provided more competition and, ultimately, better and more capable handsets.

The wow factor surrounding the launch of the original iPhone in the US and selected other markets was hard to ignore. Previously, touch-screen technology was an afterthought in the mobile phone market. But Apple changed the landscape by providing an easy to use and eye-catching interface.

Although the iPhone certainly took the world by storm, there are plenty of alternatives. Here is out guide to the best touch-screen handsets currently on the market.

Apple iPhone 3G

We couldn't round-up the best touch-screen phones on the market and not include the iPhone. While many people are probably sick of the immense popularity of this handset, there is no doubting its appeal. The multi-touch interface is superb and the Web browsing experience with Safari is still unsurpassed. Critics will point to the lack of basic features, such as MMS, copy and paste and video recording, and they do have a point. However, most of these features are likely to be available in the future by way of software updates. The iPhone may not have all the bells and whistles, but its appealing user interface will ensure it remains as popular as ever, despite more feature-packed alternatives.

Samsung Omnia i900

Powered by Windows Mobile, Samsung's Omnia attempts to push the clunky Windows interface as far into the background as possible. It only half succeeds, as the further you delve into this handset the quicker you realise this is largely a Windows Mobile smartphone with a nice coat of paint. The main attraction of the Omnia is its features list — HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, 8GB of internal memory and a 5-megapixel camera. Samsung has thrown everything in bar the kitchen sink!

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