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Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

The screen is capacitive and nicely sensitive to the difference between brushes and taps. It's also multi-touch, allowing you to pinch and zoom on web pages and when viewing pictures. It’s good to know that it's made using Corning's Gorilla glass – extra toughened glass that should protect it from its likely overexposure to scratches and breakages.

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The screen is big enough to offer a numeric 'keypad'

It's all driven by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor which manages to tick along nicely even with several apps open at once. It supports multitasking, so you can be downloading large files within e-mails while you're browsing the web and listening to music, all with little or no lag. Call quality is decent enough, though a handset this large can look a bit odd pressed against your ear. Alternatively, you could use a Bluetooth headset.

There's a bit of a nod to social networking with widgets for Facebook and Twitter that offer your latest updates. You can also call your Facebook contact info into your phone book, including pictures, though strangely it won't do the same for Twitter. E-mail is nice and easy to set up, requiring just address and password in most cases, and TouchDown's available for syncing with Microsoft Exchange clients.

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Mobile browsing needn't be a squint, after all

The onscreen Qwerty keyboard, is nicely spacious and what luxury, there's room for a separate numeric keyboard too. It's not quite big enough for proper touch typing, but the size of the keys do help to minimise errors. The web browser is standard Android, but with the help of HSDPA 3G and Wi-Fi it's fast and responsive.

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Does the honours as an e-book reader too

Pages render well and there is of course plenty of room for reading. Can you read newspapers on it? Yes, you can – e-books too, and while the pinch to zoom function isn't up there with the functionality offered by the iPad or even the Kindle, it really shouldn't cause too much eyestrain.

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

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