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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Samsung Wave

The Samsung Wave morphs a mid-range feature phone into fully fledged smartphone thanks to the new open-source Bada OS. The Wave possesses excellent build quality, an outstanding display, great multimedia capabilities and impressive performance - all wrapped up in a slick, easy to use interface that will only get better.

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  • 2nd July, 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Samsung
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  • Pros:
  • Excellent build quality, zippy performance, Super AMOLED display, slick and intuitive UI, Samsung App Store, social-networking integration, flash support, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Cons:
  • App Store is in its infancy, can't group menu items in folders, keyboard is a little small in portrait orientation, won't auto-merge contacts from multiple accounts
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