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Mobile Phone Reviews

May 13, 2010

Mobile Phone Recycling companies: scam? A review

by Brian Turner
Mobile phones are the most common electronic devices on earth by volume, and a third of the tin used in them is mined from the war-ravaged Republic of Congo, last home of the threatened Mountain Gorilla. No wonder recycling old mobile phones should be considered a priority, and why a number of companies are trying to position themselves as the market ...

May 6, 2010

Microsoft Kin One Review

by Franz Bicar
Microsoft has finally taken the plunge, it has now entered the mobile phone market. Sure, in some way, it has been a part of it with its Windows Mobile Operating System, but this is the first time a handheld mobile phone got Microsoft's seal of approval. Last April, Microsoft unveiled Project Pink and introduced two new phones, the Kin One and ...

May 4, 2010

HTC Droid Incredible Review

by Franz Bicar
There is no doubt that HTCs Droid line of smartphones is one of the best Android device out in the market today. But among them, which is the best? The Droid Incredible is arguably the best Droid phone available. It has a speedy user interface, gorgeous AMOLED display and fun Sense user interface.
Aesthetically, the Droid Incredible looks very much like ...

February 10, 2010

LG Lotus Elite Review

by Franz Bicar
We haven't heard much from LG these days. With Apple and Google getting all the buzz with their mini "smartphone war", it's pretty hard for companies like LG to get into the limelight. The LG Lotus Elite might not ring any bell like the ...

Nokia 2720 Fold Review

by Franz Bicar
$20 for a camera phone? That's unbelievable. You might think that you'd get a cheap-looking shooter, yet, the Nokia 2720 Fold isn't half bad. This glossy, flip handset gives you more than advertised. It can act as a music player, video recorder, and has Bluetooth that takes you beyond the basics. As ...

November 21, 2009

Kyocera Announces 3 Budget Phones

by Franz Bicar
Although Kyocera is not that big in the mobile market, they do manufacture some vert good handsets. Just in time of the holiday shopping season, Kyocera released three new cell phones with various designs and capabilities. First up is the Kyocera Torino S2300. It is a candy bar phone that opens up to show a featured QWERTY keyboard. If looks very ...

October 28, 2009

Sony Ericsson Equinox Phone

by Franz Bicar
Is flip still hip? That is the question Sony Ericsson will find out in the coming months as it prepares to launch its flashy Equinox cell phone. With today’s obsession with anything smartphone and touch screen, some people are questioning Sony Ericsson’s decision to create a flip phone. To top it all off, the Equinox comes only with mediocre features: ...

October 21, 2009

RIM Introduces a Slimmer BlackBerry 9700

by Franz Bicar
A slimmer BlackBerry will soon be available via the BlackBerry Bold 9700. The BlackBerry 9700 is an update to the popular BlackBerry 9000 which was released last year. The 9700 will feature a slimmer more sophisticated style. It will also have a better camera with 3.2 megapixels as compared to the 9000 which ...

August 15, 2009

LG Fusic Review

by Franz Bicar
The LG Fusic is a mock-up of Apple’s iPod. While the looks certainly look similar, its function is entirely a different story. Don’t get me wrong, the Fusic is designed to be a digital audio player, but it won’t have you ditching the iPod for it. The Fusic has a pearly-white exterior ...

July 31, 2009

Motorola Q4A Review

by Franz Bicar
We haven't heard much from Motorola these past few months. But they released one phone that could certainly pique your interests. The Motorola Evoke Q4A comes in slightly different form from what we are used to for Motorola handsets. It now has a sleek slider design and a few smartphone-like features such as a full HTML browser and a widget-based ...

July 29, 2009

Nokia 6760 Slide review

by Alan Harten
Nokia 6760 Slide review For those who like the style of the Nokia Surge that is now available exclusively with AT&T win the United States, you may be glad to hear that Nokia has released a replica model almost named the Nokia 6760 Slide that is available for global use. Coincidently, the global model also comes equipped with ...

June 24, 2009

Leaked Details for the HTC Firestone

by Franz Bicar
A Windows Mobile handset from HTC has surfaced. The device is named the HTC Firestone, although this name could be changed at launch date as its clear the handset has not been officially released yet. It seems as though HTC hasn't forgotten about Microsoft after all. News about HTC these days ...

May 13, 2009

Motorola Evoke Touch-screen Phone

by Franz Bicar
Motorola can't seem to get anything right - well not since the Razr and its various modifications. However, last month, the company released a touch-screen phone, the Motorola Evoke. This is quite good for the company as this phone is not just another Razr revamp but a new phone altogether. What's even more interesting is that the phone has very promising ...

Samsung M550 Exclaim

by Franz Bicar
Samsung will launch the M550 Exclaim as a direct successor to the Samsung Rant. The big difference between the two is that the Exclaim will sport a new dual-slider design. I really don't know how that would turn out but based on the picture, it looks pretty good. This lets the phone's keypad slide down while the QWERTY keyboard slides ...

April 24, 2009

HTC S740 Review

by Franz Bicar
The HTC S740 is what you would call a chic alternative to the bland-looking Blackberry Curve. For those who are still uncomfortable with those new touchscreen interface, the S740 has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This slim, eye-catching smartphone has a clean interface and a spacious keyboard making it one of the best ...

April 22, 2009

LG Neon TE365F low-cost QWERTY Phone

by Franz Bicar
Looking for a low-cost device with the all the high quality features of today's top phones? Well then maybe you should check out the LG Neon TE365F phone. The phone was developed and manufactured by LG Electronics and provides you with features such as QWERTY keyboard and a touch screen interface. The LG Neon is not supposed to compete against a ...

April 13, 2009

LG Xenon Review

by Franz Bicar
The LG Xenon was LG's Heart and Soul of the recently concluded CTIA event. Among the phones presented there, the Xenon was the one which held the most promise. The phone features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for messaging and a large touch-screen interface. Furthermore, the Xenon has a home interface that can easily be customized with widgets and applications. It ...

April 3, 2009

LG Neon

by Franz Bicar
The LG Xenon is LG's heart and soul at this year's CTIA event. However, there is another phone from LG that deserves a second look - the LG Neon. The Neon is probably not for everybody. Based on the picture below, the Neon looks and feels like a child's toy. It does have features that are pretty advanced, but its ...

March 25, 2009

Samsung Behold Review

by Franz Bicar
Almost everybody knows of the Samsung Omnia. It is Samsung's entry in the touchscreen market. But did you know that the Omnia has a younger sibling? The Samsung Behold is a responsive touch-screen cell phone with a few advanced features and an excellent camera. The 3G Samsung Behold is considered as the ...

RIM BlackBerry Storm Review

by Franz Bicar
The RIM BlackBerry Storm came out with a bang. Its hype and excitement was generated by almost everyone who wants an alternative to Apple's iPhone. This is, of course, the first touch-screen BlackBerry. It features  Research in Motion's new SurePress functionality. Aside from that, it features a complete set of business capabilities that ...

March 23, 2009

Kyocera Mako S4000 Phone

by Franz Bicar
The Kyocera Mako S4000 is not an ideal handset for the fashion-conscious users, and its low-end features won't even convince the techie individuals. The Mako S4000 has an angular exterior. Its silver metal skin feels quite strong and sturdy even though it has a slim profile at 3.5 inches by 1.84 inches by 0.67 inch. But still, one can't be ...

March 20, 2009

Samsung SGH-T119 Review

by Franz Bicar
Its surprising whenever we see a Samsung phone that is not part of its slider family. We are so used to seeing Samsung sliders that it seems as if its all they can even do. So seing a candy-bar type phone manufactured by Samsung is a breath of fresh air. The Samsung SGH-T119 made its first appearance at CES 2009. Its ...

March 10, 2009

LG Versa Touchscreen Phone

by Franz Bicar
The LG Versa promised to be a touch-screen phone with a difference. It wanted users to look at it as a handset that is versatile and could fit the usage of just about everybody. It does this through its option of adding external modules to increase its functionality. By default, the phone comes with an QWERTY keyboard, but if you ...

March 9, 2009

Samsung marketers hire fake Pink

by David Allen
Samsung has hired pop singer Pink to promote its Tocco and Pixon handsets, or so it says. A Pink tribute artist (i.e. a fake Pink) turned up at a local Carphone Warehouse store to launch the Samsung promotion. We are in the middle of the credit crunch, so perhaps we can forgive them for not being able to afford the real thing. Or ...

February 26, 2009

Samsung Ultra S7220 Phone

by Franz Bicar
Yesterday we featured a phone with a candy-bar design. Today, we are giving you another and this time its from Samsung. Samsung is very popular with their slim sliders and in fact, I believe, they have perfected this type of design. So, its a bit surprising when they turn up with a candy-bar design. The phone is its quad-band Ultra S7220. ...

February 19, 2009

HTC Magic Google Android Smartphone

by Franz Bicar
High Tech Computer (HTC) unveiled its second Google Android-based smartphone, the HTC Magic, with mobile service provider Vodafone on Tuesday.The new smartphone will soon battle its predecessor, the T-Mobile G1, or otherwise known as the HTC Dream, in Europe. Vodafone plans to launch the ...

February 18, 2009

Nokia N86 8 Megapixel Phone

by Franz Bicar
Nokia has come a long way in the mobile phone market. It made waves with its 5 megapixel N95 phones. Now, they are trying to up the ante. Nokia's N86 is the first camera phone from Nokia to offer us an 8 megapixel camera. And it’s a wide-angle Carl Zeiss optics camera (similar technology or even better that the N95) ...

February 17, 2009

Handset makers ‘losing their touch’

by David Allen
Handset makers 'losing their touch' Mobile phone makers risk losing customers as they strive to keep up with the success of Apple's touchscreen iPhone. In a consumer survey of over 200 handsets, Reevoo.com found that half of the bottom ten handsets are touchscreen models. The 19,000 ...

February 14, 2009

Sony Ericsson C510 with Facebook Support

by Franz Bicar
The Sony Ericsson C510 seemed like a nice low-end cameraphone with nothing really special about it. But looks can definitely be deceiving as the C510 offers more than its expected to have. Reviews on the SE C510 surprised a lot of people and I'm sure you, the readers, would be too. It turns out, the Sony Ericsson C510 will be the ...

February 12, 2009

LG Invision Review

by Franz Bicar
If you're a AT&T subscriber, then I bet you've appreciated service such as its live streaming mobile TV service and AT&T Mobile TV launched last April 2008. However, there have only been two devices that would support these services, the LG Vu and the Samsung Access. This leaves customers with limited choices. The LG ...

January 28, 2009

Nokia ships 1m 5800 XpressMusic

by David Allen
Nokia ships 1m 5800 XpressMusic Nokia has already shipped one million 5800 XpressMusic handsets, which launched in the UK on Friday. The Comes With Music phone is Nokia's first touchscreen model, pitched in direct competition against Apple's iPhone. Nokia vice president Jo Harlow said: "The ...

November 11, 2008

Pantech Slate Review

by Franz Bicar
Pantech has released a few high-end phones in the market. You have the Pantech Duo which is a smartphone, the Helio Ocean is more or less also a smartphone, and the Pantech Matrix which has HSDPA speed along with multimedia features like a megapixel camera and a music player. These phones cost a lot and this makes probable users to ...

October 15, 2008

RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Review

by Franz Bicar
Reasearch In Motion have been doing really well this year. Even with the release of the iPhone 3G, RIM is undoubtedly still number one when it comes to corporate users. This year, RIM launched its first touch-screen BlackBerry, the RIM BlackBerry Storm. Along with this release, RIM also debuted its first clamshell handset, ...

October 7, 2008

Samsung Omnia Review

by Franz Bicar
The Samsung Omnia is arguably one of the most sought after smartphones of 2008. Along with the RIM BlackBerry Bold and Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, the Samsung Omnia has made news as one of the alternatives to the very successful iPhone 3G. The Samsung Omnia couldn't boast of its touch screen feature, after ...

October 6, 2008

HTC Touch Diamond Review

by Franz Bicar
The HTC Touch Diamond is not the cheapest handheld device in the market. However, it is one of the most well-designed Windows Mobile smart phone out there. Its compact, candy-bar design appeals to a large number of users. The phone measures 4 by 2 inches with its casing as wide as Apple's ...

September 22, 2008

People Want Designer Slim Phones Over Good Functions

by Alan Harten
People Want Designer Slim Phones Over Good Functions Reevoo.com are a well known publisher of real customer reviews. They undertook a survey to ask over 30,000 mobile buyers what attracted them to certain phones and what they didn’t like about certain mobiles after they had actually bought them. Highest on the list of must haves were the mobile’s look, ...

August 26, 2008

Some Mobile TV coverage hits Olympic Gold

by Alan Harten
Some Mobile TV coverage hits Olympic Gold
Success at the 2008 Beijing Olympics hasn’t just been restricted to the athletes. According to reports from NBC and reported on CNET.com, the Olympic Games was watched on a mobile device by 210,000 people on Friday (day one), and increased to 476,062 by Monday – that’s double the viewers! With ...

July 28, 2008

HTC Touch Cruise Review

by Franz Bicar
polarispose1.jpg The HTC Touch Cruise was released late last year. It became one of the most popular handsets in the market. So now, I think it's time for us to take a look at what this device has to offer. The Cruise belonged to the same family as the HTC Touch and HTC Touch Dual, therefore, ...

July 24, 2008

Motorola Z6c Review

by Franz Bicar
Earlier this year, RIM released its Blackberry 8830 into the market. It has most of the functions a traveling executive needs. Samsung has the same type of phone with their Motorola Z6c. It offers most of the functions expected from a business handset. The Z6c has the same slider design as most Motorola Rizr phones. In fact, some users find hard ...

July 23, 2008

Samsung Katalyst Review

by Franz Bicar
Despite its unique name, the Samsung Katalyst is not that different from other Samsung slider phones out on the market. It measures around 2 inches tall by 4 inches wide by 0.7 inch thick, it has an understated gray-and-chrome design, with slightly blocky corners and a soft curve along its sides. But it's not the design ...

July 22, 2008

LG Chocolate 3 Review

by Franz Bicar
The LG Chocolate is probably one of the best phones ever produced by LG. It became very popular specially with its slender, candy bar design and its unique touch-sensitive music player controls. It focused mainly on users multimedia experience. Given its popularity, LG managed to make it even better with the release of the new LG ...

July 18, 2008

August launch for Meizu iPhone clone?

by Janet Harris
August launch for Meizu iPhone clone? Rumours about the Meizu M8 have been around for a while, but it seems that the phone is now set to launch in August, according to a post on the Chinese company's website. The phone, an iPhone clone, is expected to feature 128MB RAM, with a 256MB RAM version expected to follow ...

July 17, 2008

LG Dare Touch-Screen Phone

by Franz Bicar
The LG Dare is probably one of the more popular iPhone "alternative" out in the market today. It sports features that many people clamoring to be included on the popular phone from Apple. It has features like mobile TV and 3G connectivity, which the 3G iPhone has now (only 3G), but still a lot of people ...

July 15, 2008

Apple iPhone 3G Review

by Franz Bicar
The much anticipated iPhone 3G has finally been launched over the weekend. This long-awaited, next-generation phone is pretty much similar to its predecessor and the key differences are not really that life-changing. However, the minor tweaks and changes are maybe enough to boost the 3G iPhone to newer heights and would probably allow Apple to rule ...

July 11, 2008

£14.99 camera phone from Alcatel

by Janet Harris
£14.99 camera phone from Alcatel Alcatel has introduced a budget price camera phone for anyone who just wants an uncomplicated phone to stay in touch with family and friends. Priced at just £14.99, the OT-S520 is a candybar phone offering a VGA camera that can be used as a webcam, and a 1.8-inch colour screen. It measures just 11mm ...

LG Decoy

by Franz Bicar
Cellphone manufacturers are constantly thinking of new ways of keeping their product ahead of the competition. Innovations and new ideas are popping out here and there. Touch screens to powerful cameras and even down to peculiar designs, manufacturers are doing their best to give consumers something fresh and new.LG might have done something that consumers would ...

July 9, 2008

Motorola ZN5 Camera Phone

by Franz Bicar
Motorola fans can finally relax. Motorola has finally made a very decent handset again - and as an added bonus, it does not resemble the Razr in any way. Motorola is launching a new camera phone in partnership with Kodak, named as the ZN5. The Motorola ZN5 feels and looks very cool. It has ...

July 8, 2008

LG 8 megapixel camera phone rumours

by Janet Harris
LG 8 megapixel camera phone rumours Rumours are circulating that LG Electronics is planning to release an 8 megapixel phone - the KC910. According to rumours, it will feature a WVGA touch-screen, a slim aluminium casing with a hardened glass display, and a brand new user interface. Alongside the camera, the phone is expected to feature a Xenon flash, ...

July 4, 2008

Motorola W755 Phone

by Franz Bicar
There hasn't been a lot of activity from Motorola this year. In fact, there hasn't been a single device from Motorola that made waves since their Motorola Razr phones. Well, that might change with the Motorola W755 released by Verizon Wireless. Actually, the W755 doesn't have anything new up its sleeve. It just earn points for ...

July 1, 2008

LG KC550 5-Megapixel Camera Phone

by Franz Bicar
Admit it, not all of us can afford those overly huge and expensive camera phones in the market. No matter how hard we fantasize of someday getting one of those Nokia N82's, SE K850i's or those Samsung G800's, our finances would always pull us back to reality. But who can blame those manufacturers? Given all the ...