I bought an excellent magazine, Connect, while out in Brazil which has a summary of all the current phones in the back pages, along with scores, feature list etc.
Does anyone know of a similar magazine in the UK?
I thought I would start off with a post about my phone. I've currently got the HTC Touch Dual. Personally, I've found touch screen phones to be a bit of a disappointment - but the Touch Dual has been the best compromise because it has both a touch screen and a number keypad.
I had been due an upgrade a couple of months ago and decided to get the iPhone. I was SO looking forward to it, but found it really didn't suit my needs. Here's a short rundown:
Positives included the incredible UI - it is by far the best and most responsive there is. The phone looks gorgeous - no doubts about that.
Negatives were: despite the awesome interface, texting was still clumsy and cumbersome for someone like me who is used to the fast speed achievable on Nokia phones. If I tried to text too fast, it would spell the wrong words or just generally irritate me with its slowness. Also, I found the phone hurt my ear! Weird, maybe, and probably solvable with a phone cover but I felt it should be comfortable on its own. Lastly, the phone felt a bit boring. There is such limited customisation possible that there seemed to be no real way to put your own personal stamp on the phone. The real dealbreaker for me, however, was the fact that battery life wasn't great if you used the phone a lot to listen to music; it was certainly nowhere near as good as an iPod battery life.
I'm not an apple-basher at all. I was really looking forward to the iPhone and was fully prepared to love it and adopt it, but it just didn't do what I needed my phone to do.
I'm now looking into getting the Nokia N85...I think I'm just a Nokia girl at heart! The N85 is basically a smaller, lighter version of the N96.
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They have reviews, phone rankings, news on new and upcoming models as well as comprehensive model specs for just about every phone around.