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Alongside the Android widgets there are "emotion widgets". Not particularly emotional in themselves they augment the Android standards and include a notepad, calendar, clock video player and music player link.

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The screen's not really up for serious web browsing

The screen has a resolution of just 240 x 320, making it very much the entry level mark for an Android handset. It is reasonably sharp and bright, but very tricky to see outside in bright sunlight.

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You'll need the thumbnail navigator if you go OTT on home screen creation

It's not really up to serious web browsing, either. With no pinch to zoom support - this is a resistive screen, remember - you are left with zoom buttons which use the centre of the screen as the zoom focus. There’s a lot of panning and fiddling to get around web pages.

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Qwerty is one of three virtual keypads

Entering text is a challenge too, again due to the small screen size, though I can’t fault the range of options on offer. In both landscape and portrait orientations, you scroll horizontally to move between a three-characters-to-a-key T9 arrangement, a BlackBerry SureType-style two-characters-to-a-key mode and Qwerty.

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