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Samsung SGH-F700
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Samsung SGH-F700 mobile phone

It's hard to ignore the slight whooshing noise the F700 makes as it slips between two stools. If you want a cool gadget for surfing the web and media playback you're going to want an iPhone, with its Wi-Fi and better-than-the-rest browser. If you want something that does just about everything your PC does but is phone-sized and you're not concerned about using a stylus, you'll be wanting an HTC TyTn II or something similar. Should Samsung have perhaps partnered up with Google for the F700's OS, given it 8GB of memory and Wi-Fi and then really gone iPhone-hunting under the guise of the first Android smartphone?

Reg Rating: 75%

Motorola Moto Q 9h
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Motorola's Q9H

Not the prettiest of smartphones, and crucially lacking Wi-Fi, document editing and GPS, the Moto Q 9h is nevertheless very easy to use. Its robust and well-spaced keys make it easy to handle messaging and the entertainment functions outperform its uncool, BlackBerry-wannabe looks.

Reg Rating: 75%

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