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Nokia N97

Nokia's much-anticipated first touchscreen device with a full Qwerty keyboard is an odd mix of old and new. It's very similar to a 5800 but with added slide-out keyboard – no bad thing – and features a 3.5in resistive touchscreen with 16m colours. However, the Symbian S60 interface, despite a new widgets facelift, is starting to look a little tired and is certainly no match for the up-to-the-minute graphics from the likes of HTC, Apple and Google's Android. It's got loads of storage – 32GB on board, plus an extra 16GB with Micro SD card, but the three-line keyboard isn't the easiest to use, and the 5Mp camera, despite its fancy Carl Zeiss lens, is only so-so. Another solid smart phone workhorse from Nokia and certainly ideal if storage capacity is your main concern.

Reg Rating 75%
Price £499
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Samsung i8910 Omnia HD

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It's a big old chunk o' handset at 123 x 59 x 13mm and 148g but the large 3.7in, 16m-colour, OLED capacitive touch screen and twin speakers make watching movies or TV a joy. The Symbian S60 OS comes with a TouchWiz widget spin and is fun to use but the Omnia HD also features a terrific 8Mp camera with LED flash that can shoot video at an impressive 720p at 24fps. There's also 16GB of memory on-board, plus a hot-swap microSD slot and, unlike most Samsungs, it's got a 3.5mm headphone jack. And like the latest iPhone, it's also got a digital compass. The huge, super sharp, OLED screen makes this an excellent choice for hand-held cinema lovers.

Reg Rating 85%
Price £530
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