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HTC ChaCha

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HTC's texter has a slick build, with a reassuring weight and charming aesthetics thanks to its rubberised plastic and brushed aluminium build. A 40-key keyboard props up a sharp 2.6in touchscreen at 480 x 320 pixels, which may be a tad small for watching long bursts of video, but isn't too bad if you're keen. The speaker sounds impressive too.

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread is spruced up with HTC Sense and the 800MHz CPU showed no noticeable lag or hitches. With a simple well-spaced layout and reassuring clicks for each press of the nicely raised keys, the HTC ChaCha keyboard is certainly among my favourites. To top it off, for social networkers there's a dedicated button which allows you to instantly share whatever it is you're doing with your Facecrack buddies. Just think of the time you'll save...

HTC ChaCha
Reg Rating 85%
Price £160
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Motorola Pro+

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This business orientated Android is well built, with a comfortable rubberised back and a comfortable weight. The 3.1in, 640 x 480 capacitive touchscreen is crisp to look at, although its sensitivity is questionable at times – a good job there are keys to fall back on. Its 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM could also be a bit hesitant when launching apps. It's a Gingerbread phone with Motoblur slapped on for good measure – the company's social networking hub.

The 35 keys are sculpted BlackBerry-style, which makes it easier to type on, although the Motorola Pro+ doesn't quite match the Bold for ergonomics. Over time I found my thumbs tiring sooner than on the Bold 9790. The keys are also a bit plasticky too. Still, there aren't a lot of Android options out there for Qwerty fans and this is among the best available at this price.

Motorola Pro+ Android smatrphone
Reg Rating 85%
Price £170
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