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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Garmin-Asus A50

The Optus-exclusive Garmin-Asus A50 Android smartphone represents good value, offering a larger screen than the mid-range Garmin-Asus A10. This smartphone falls short in a number of areas, including the exclusion of a standard headphone jack, but an excellent navigation experience gives it a unique edge.

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  • 16th Aug., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Garmin-Asus
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  • Pros:
  • Excellent navigation capabilities, sales package includes window mount and AC charger, 4GB internal memory, multitouch, good value smartphone
  • Cons:
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack, touchscreen isn't as responsive as other smartphones, not the fastest performance, phone interface lacks polish
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