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Nokia X3 Touch and Type (preview)

Nokia will release its budget X3 Touch and Type smartphone in Australia this month. It has a hybrid design that combines a touchscreen as well as a traditional 12-button phone keypad.

Palm Pre Plus smartphone

The Palm Pre Plus is a smartphone that unfortunately never made it to Australia. Currently sold in the US through Sprint, Verizon Wireless and AT&T, the Pre Plus runs the webOS operating system, which was touted as a serious threat to the iPhone when...

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro smartphone

Sony Ericsson's second Vivaz phone retains the original's ability to record 720p HD video and stylish, curved design. The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro adds a slide-out, physical QWERTY keyboard, but the clunky Symbian touch operating system and questionab...

HTC Wildfire Android smartphone

The latest HTC Android smartphone to hit the Australian market -- the Wildfire -- is a Telstra-exclusive, like HTC's flagship Desire Android smartphone. A smaller, cheaper version of the HTC Desire, the Wildfire's low-resolution display and occasiona...

Motorola Droid 2

The hotly anticipated Motorola Droid 2 is definitely an upgrade from the original Droid when it comes to design, but its camera is weak, and the MotoBlur software sometimes detracts from the Android experience. Still, if you're craving an Android pho...

Dell Streak tablet

Dell's 5in, Android-powered Streak tablet may look like a huge smartphone, and you can make phone calls on it, but its form factor means it sits somewhere between a largish touchscreen handset like the HTC Desire and Apple's iPad tablet.

Garmin-Asus A50 Android smartphone

The Garmin-Asus A50 is a step-up from the entry level Garmin-Asus A10, offering a larger screen and a sleeker design. The A50 smartphone doesn't have a standard 3.5mm headphone jack and it uses the same processor as the entry-level model.

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800 (preview)

When you have a product that has been successful for several years, but has fallen somewhat behind the times, it can be difficult to figure out what to change and what to leave alone.

Apple iPhone 4

Apple's fourth-generation iPhone has finally arrived in Australia. Despite the criticism Apple has faced over its antenna design, the iPhone 4 has been well received down under. The phone possesses the best display we've seen on a smartphone and boas...

Motorola Milestone XT701 Android smartphone

The Motorola Milestone XT701 Android smartphone has many things in common with the original Milestone smartphone, but ditches the physical QWERTY keyboard. The Milestone XT701 also adds HD video recording and a Xenon flash to a lighter, more attracti...

LG GW620 Android smartphone

This is definitely the year of the Android smartphone in Australia. High-end handsets like the HTC Desire have stolen much of the limelight, but budget smartphones like the LG GW620 have kicked off the Android revolution at the lower end of the marke...

LG Optimus Android smartphone

LG's Optimus is the second Android smartphone the company has launched in Australia. It's is aimed at first-time smartphone buyers. Possessing a stylish design and capable of DivX and Xvid video playback, the LG Optimus represents good value for mone...

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Mini Pro Android smartphone

A fully featured smartphone that's smaller than a credit card, Sony Ericsson's XPERIA X10 Mini Pro manages to squeeze a full, slide-out QWERTY keyboard into a ridiculously compact package. This tiny (though still somewhat chubby thanks to the keyboar...

Garmin-Asus A10 Android smartphone

The first Garmin-Asus branded smartphone to be released in Australia, the A10 combines Garmin's GPS expertise with an Asus-built Android smartphone. A relative newcomer in the Australian market, the Garmin-Asus collaboration has delivered an interest...

HTC HD Mini smartphone

The HTC HD2 is a 4.3in smartphone that runs on a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and uses Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional and HTC's Sense UI + TouchFLO as its OS and UI respectively. Now there is the HTC HD Mini, a smartphone with a more petite build and a...

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