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Nokia N8 Full Review and Latest Deals

Category : Mobile Phones, Nokia

largen8blackThe Nokia N8 is the best touchscreen smartphone from Nokia to date, with sturdy looking aliminium case, fantastic 12 megapixel camera, and a new improved version of the symbian software powering the phones features. A huge improvement over the N97 but perhaps still not as much fun as some of the touchscreen competitors such as the Apple iPhone or the HTC desire.

The touchscreen on the Nokia N8 is fast and responsive with just one touch needed to open most applications. This capacitive touchscreen is streets ahead of the old resistive type screens used on previous generations of touchscreen phones like the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.  Unfortunately, there is no qwerty keyboard, just the fashioned 12 key alpha-numeric kind found on standard mobiles. This is a suprising omission, perhaps more to do with Symbian, than Nokia. Regardless it’s something we would expect Nokia to rectify in their next model.

There are some great social features designed to allow you to view Facebook and Twitter updates for example on a single screen. But, frustratingly, there is no widget which allows simple uploading of videos to youtube for example. However any widgets not found as standard on the N8 are likely to be found in the excellent Nokia Ovi Store.

The N8 is a chunkier phone than some rivals, with dimensions of 113.5mm x 59mm x 12.9 mm. Simple enough to fit in most pockets but not ultra slim like the Samsung Galaxy S or the iPhone 4. The N8 ships with an adaptor for HDMI to mini HDMI, decent set of earphones (with impressive audio quality) including inline audio controls, a Nokia pin charger and a USB lead with adaptor. Unlike other mobiles there is no battery in the retail pack as the Nokia N8 does not have a removable battery.

Advantages – superb 12 megapixel camera with xenon flash, quality machined aliminium case with anodised scratch-proof paint, 16Gb built in memory with room for 32Gb more using memory card slot, much improved touchscreen

Disadvantages – no qwerty keyboard in landscape mode, less apps available in Nokia store when compared to Apple and Android app stores, Symbian 3 interface a bit clunky when compared to other high end touchscreen smartphones

In summary the Nokia N8 is easily the best touchscreen smartphone from Nokia with great looks and much more user friendly interface. Not as funky or cool as an iPhone perhaps, but if you are used to Nokia phones you certainly will not be disappointed. The camera in particular is awesome with a feature set and image quality to rival many digital standalone cameras. The only real downside to the N8 is the lack of some applications as standard, particularly Youtube/Ebay functionality. However the Nokia Ovi Store is easy to use and is rapidly catching up to the Apple and Android offerings. Available now on T-mobile and Orange.

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Nokia Super Nova 7610 Mobile Phone Review

Category : Mobile Phones, Nokia

The Nokia 7610 Supernova has got to be one of the most stylish phones on the market, it’s gorgeous! Available in a choice of 5 colours (lilac, blue, red, grey and white with themed wallpapers to match) the 7610 Supernova has a large 2 inch QVGA screen ( up to 16 million colours with 320 x 240 pixel resolution) giving a clear, crisp and bright display. The 7610 Supernova weighs in at a slender 99g with compact dimensions of just 98mm x 48mm x 15mm. Battery life is good with up to 5.4 hours of talk time and 300 hours of standby time from a single charge.

The retail bundle for the 7610 Supernova includes phone, compact charger, stereo headset, video out cable, 512MbmicroSd card, two express on covers and user guide.

Browsing the internet is simple using the XHTML WAP 2.0 browser. Fast data speeds are available using  OMA DRM 2.0 and EDGE technology with the support of GPRS. The 7610 Supernova is a quad band phone with world roaming capability enabling you to stay in contact with friends and family while on holiday abroad.

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The Nokia 7610 Supernova comes with a 3.2 mega-pixel camera featuring an 8x digital zoom and Dual LED flash for low light environments. The video recording facility supports MPEG4, VGA and CIF video formats and video playback is available by streaming on phone or via TV out cable on your TV.

The Nokia 7610 Supernova music player supports MP3, AAC, and eAAC+ music formats and features an integrated FM stereo with RDS. A 2 way dedicated music key makes it easy to listen to your favourite tunes anywhere. All popular ring tone formats are supported including videos, MP3, AAC, eAAC+ and polyphonic ring-tones. The internal 64Mb will be sufficient for most and there is an option to upgrade using microSd card up to 2Gb.

Keeping in touch with contacts is easy if there is no time to make a call – SMS, MMS (multi-media
messaging), Emailing, Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging and Instant messaging are all available

The 7610 Supernova mobile comes with embedded Java games and your can download more games if you wish although not all games are free. Other embedded features and applications are background noise cancellation (Nokia Clarity), voice commands, personal organiser, a “To Do” task list and even an alarm clock and countdown timer.

Pros
Quad band
Personal organiser with Phone book, Calendar, To do list, Notes, Alarm Clock & Countdown timer
Voice Commands and recording
Bluetooth, TV out and USB connectivity
Java games and downloadable games
Background noise cancellation (Voice Clarity)
EDGE and GPRS technologies
Hands free integration
Available Sim-free

Cons
No LAN Wi-Fi
Not 3G enabled
No infra-red port

A stylish and trendy phone, the Nokia 7610 Supernova will sell on the looks alone! In terms of performance, features and capabilities the 7610 Supernova is a good mid-range choice.

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Sony Ericsson G502 Mobile Phone Review

Category : Mobile Phones, Sony Ericsson

The G502 in brilliant Hazel is a stunning looking phone from Sony Ericsson. A comfortable handset to hold and operate with one hand, it also fits easily into most pockets with dimensions of just 103mm x 46mm x 13.5mm and weighing a paltry 83 grams. The front of the handset is dominated by a 2 inch TFT screen capable of displaying up to 262, 000 colours and with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The G502 shares many similarities with the rest of Sony Ericsson’s “G” range such as the Sony Ericsson G700i and the Sony Ericsson G900i. With excellent communication, internet and email capabilities. The G502 handset gives a class leading 10 hours of talktime and 340 hours on st

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Using the NetFront Web browser the Sony Ericsson G502 allows fast web browsing and data transfer with the built in 3G HSDPA technology making video streaming and web feeds a pleasure to use. An extensive selection of web services is available with 3G including Google maps, photo blogging and web RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds. A Tri-band phone, the Sony Ericsson G502 will find available networks throughout Europe and further afield to ensure you remain in contact using the “roaming” feature. Connecting to other devices such as laptops or printers is well provided for with Bluetooth and USB capabilities. However the addition of Wi-Fi LAN connection capability would have been appreciated.

The G502 has a built in 2 megapixel camera featuring 4x digital zoom and photo blogging feature. With video recording and playback features on the large 2 inch screen the G502 also makes a passable camcorder.

Ons of the best features on the G502 is the music/media player, supporting all the popular music formats and with an integrated FM stereo radio with RDS and Bluetooth Stereo A2DP. The “Mega Bass” audio function gives great sound quality. The built in internal memory of 32Mb on the G502 is generous and can be extended with Memory Stick Micro M2 to increase the storage space for music and video files.

All messaging formats are included with SMS, MMS and email. The G502 is also equipped with predictive text input for rapid texting and a sound recorder. Embedded Java games are included for user enjoyment and there is the option to download even more games if you get bored!

Pros
Bluetooth
FM stereo radio with RDS
Bluetooth Stereo A2DP
Predictive text messaging
Voice Recorder
Personal organiser with phone book, calendar, notes, alarm clock, calculator, stopwatch and timer
Speaker phone
32 Megabytes of included memory
Talk time 10 hours

Cons
No Wi-Fi
Camera could be better

The Sony Ericsson G502 is one cool and feature packed handset. In terms of communication and internet/email capabilities this is a great performer, the only real negative being lack of Wi-Fi connectivity. That aside a great mobile phone.

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