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BlackBerry Torch review

Dennis Hissink
Photokina report
Sunday 2nd, January 2011
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

The BlackBerry Torch sales packaging is small, and as always for BlackBerry, it is matte black. As soon as we open the packaging, the BlackBerry Torch Smartphone is found in a special cut-away. The new BlackBerry Smartphone has a very sleek design. We find about four buttons and an optical joystick underneath the touchscreen. When we slide the phone open, we also see a QWERTY-keyboard next to the touchscreen. This keyboard is comparable to that of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and it is a bit sunken down. The back of the BlackBerry Smartphone is completely black with a logo, and on top, the lens with flash is found. The sales packaging also contains a data cable, a headset, a charger, a small CD with software and the instruction booklets.

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Samsung Wave review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Wednesday 15th, December 2010

The Samsung Wave is presented in a hard packaging with a picture of the phone itself on it. As soon as you open the packaging, you see the Samsung Wave S5800. The phone looks neat at first glance. The front is sleek with a set of three keys on the bottom, of which two (to dial and to hang up) have been neatly integrated into the design. The back is completely sleek with a blue/grey tint. Besides the Samsung Wave, the packaging also includes a charger, a data cable, a head set, an instructions manual and a software CD. It is a good first impression of a Smartphone that is comfortable to handle and has a convenient format.

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LG Smartphone review

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Monday 6th, September 2010

Review Photokina 2010 - The LG mini GD880 Smartphone retail package is simple but neat. On the top we see a picture of the LG Smartphone next to a measuring stick, to show once more that the format is an important technical specification of this new LG Smartphone. The LG Mini Smartphone is very compact and has a pretty sleek design. Additionally, we find a charger, data cable, a headset and instruction manuals in the sales package. We try out the LG Mini TiŽsto Edition with an 8GB memory card on which various TiŽsto content is included. The LG mini Smartphone has a silver border with a part of brushed aluminum on the front. There are a few keys: the volume keys, the power key and one for the camera.

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HTC Smartphone review

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Monday 6th, September 2010

Reviews Photokina 2010 - After being the first to bring a smartphone with the Google Android operating system onto the market, HTC also clearly shows the early experience with the Android platform in the latest models. Earlier, LetsGoMobile has had the pleasure to test the T-Mobile HTC G1, HTC Magic and the HTC Hero. The Android OS is very hot and every brand is joining up in order to also have Android in their portfolio. The possibilities, the design and the open character make the Android platform highly desired. What HTC also does very smartly and beautifully is adding their own layer on top of the operating system. This makes it not only an Android phone, but maintains it as a true HTC Smartphone, which makes it distinguishing.

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Sony-Ericsson Xperia review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 23rd, December 2008

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 mobile phone is quite long and narrow, although also somewhat thick, mainly caused by the sideways sliding QWERTY keyboard. The touchscreen is of reasonable size, however, somewhat on the narrow side, and below the screen some additional buttons are found to answer or end a call, as well as the panel button, arrow buttons and a confirmation button. The front of the Sony Ericsson X1 cell phone is made of metal, just like the back cover, which gives the cell phone a solid appearance. Standard included with the Sony Ericsson Experia are a battery charger, a data cable, a headset, two stylus pens, several manuals per functionality and a software CD.

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Nokia N97

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 2nd, December 2008

Nokia introduced the Nokia N97 handset, the world's most advanced mobile computer, which will transform the way people connect to the Internet and to each other. Designed for the needs of Internet-savvy consumers, the Nokia N97 mobile phone combines a large 3.5" touch display with a full QWERTY keyboard, providing an 'always open' window to favorite social networking sites and Internet destinations. Nokia's flagship Nseries device introduces leading technology - including multiple sensors, memory, processing power and connection speeds - for people to create a personal Internet and share their 'social location.'

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Nokia N96 review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Wednesday 12th, November 2008

The Nokia N96 comes in a sleek package. A picture of the phone is displayed on the top side, and the internal memory of 16GB is mentioned. Upon opening the box, you will find the N96 placed in a picture. When opening the picture, you will find a surprisingly large amount of standard included accessories. The box contains a battery charger, car charger, battery, headset, USB cable, manuals, software and a cable to connect the N96 to a television set. This means you don't have to purchase any other accessory except for maybe a pouch. The cell phone itself looks neat too, although somewhat on the large side. The Nokia N96 is able to slide two ways. If you slide open to the top, the standard buttons will appear, if you slide open to the bottom, the monitor will rotate automatically and short-cuts for multimedia applications will appear.

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Samsung Pixon

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 30th, September 2008

Samsung introduced the Samsung Pixon 8 megapixel camera phone. The Samsung Pixon cell phone will available in October to consumers who want to easily capture and share lifeís unexpected moments anytime, anywhere they desire. Ever seen something and thought, ďif only I had my camera with meĒ? Many people experience those perfect moments that cry out to be captured - a beautiful, indescribable or unexpected moment that should be kept and be shared with friends and loved ones. Capturing those moments has never been easy simply because people donít walk around with their cameras on all the time. Missing those perfect moments will become a thing of the past thanks to the new Samsung Pixon.

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If there is one segment of todayís consumer and business electronic devices that is changing, then it is the mobile phone. It has already changed our way of communications, the way we do business or stay in touch with our friends and family. Of course the integration of social media platforms increases the hours spend with a mobile device like todayís smartphone. And the integration of editing software for mobile imaging makes the camera in a smartphone to become a more enjoyable and interesting one. Shooting a shot, and having access to a variety of accounts like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr gives a mobile imaging photographer a worldwide platform where he can show his work of art or just his snap shots. And let us not forget the very successful online platform from Apple; the App store. A platform where developers meet the consumer and a powerful marketing and communication tool for all. The Apple store is the most successful one, others follow or are already active. Photokina 2010 will share the latest mobile imaging news with you, live from Germany!