Good physical QWERTY keyboard
The BlackBerry Q10 is every inch a BlackBerry. It has the traditional BB form-factor and, more importantly - the physical QWERTY keyboard that's coveted by so many BlackBerry fans. This, however, is a device that's exclusively targeted at existing BlackBerry users, we don't think the Q10 is capable of attracting new ones.
As a niche smartphone, the BlackBerry Q10 is a pretty decent performer. It can do anything a diehard BlackBerry user would want it to do and more.
Full physical keyboard, Impressive web speeds
Without doubt the BlackBerry Q10 is the best QWERTY keyboard smartphone on the market, which is certainly a bold claim - until you consider, what other high-end smartphones are sporting a full-on keyboard these days? Exactly.
It may be the best, but it's the best of one. People will buy the Q10 for its QWERTY keyboard, it's a business tool and in that arena it excels.
Easy phone to appreciate
In terms of where the market is heading and where BlackBerry want to be, we cannot help the thought that they'd rather have the Z10, and its successors, up there with the best than keep the messenger concept on life support. On the other hand, it's QWERTY messengers that have shaped the company's identity. It's a tough one, finding the right balance between what the market wants and respect of tradition.
Provide snappy performance for touches
BlackBerry's Q10 is filled with many creative features but its ultimate success will come down to one basic question: Do you want a qwerty device? I don't think the era of the qwerty is over, since I have met users who prefer a physical keyboard. But they are in the definite minority.
Excellent hardware QWERTY keyboard, long battery life
The BlackBerry Q10 brings the traditional BlackBerry smartphone into the modern age. I suspect it's enough to make BlackBerry loyalists happy, though I doubt iPhone and Android users will flock to it (that was the BlackBerry Z10's job). It's fast, stable, and secure and it maintains enough of the UI conventions of older BlackBerry smartphones to make existing BlackBerry owners feel a bit less lost.
Design, improved camera, some nice UI features
In summary, we like the BlackBerry Q10 because it embodies those things that we love best about BlackBerry. We like the design and the keyboard experience, but beyond that communication experience, there's little that's unique and BB10 is still some way behind rival offerings.
Pretty smooth TouchWiz 4.0 UI
Unfortunately, the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus comes with almost insignificant upgrades as compared to its predecessor (a slightly larger screen, and the now very common 1GHz CPU) but we get the same design and poor HVGA resolution. Even if it is almost the same as the original Ace, the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus does not have an attractive price tag, some may say it is even steep for what it has to offer.
All in all, the Samsung Omnia 7 is a very feature-rich smartphone, which also comes in a dandy casing. Its almost all-metal body exudes a premium feel, while the stylish looks automatically make it a tempting offer that can easily compete with the rest of the initial Windows Phone 7 squadron.
Plenty of features and has a stunning screen
The Samsung Omnia 7 is mostly a very nice handset. It's largely glass and metal construction looks good and feels sturdy, while it packs in plenty of features and has a stunning screen for viewing video and playing games. However, the hardware lacks a certain something in design and is incredibly slippery.
The Omnia 7 produces still photos with good colour reproduction, excellent detail and minimal noise.
A fantastic-looking Windows-based smartphone we'd be proud to pull out our jacket pocket, the Samsung Omnia 7 shows just how good photos and videos can appear. Although it's slightly larger than we'd like, it's only the underwhelming camera that prevented us awarding the Samsung the crown in this category.
We've already mentioned that the loudspeaker's pretty good, but of course, users aren't expected to blast out music wherever they go.
Well, we've done our gushing, and it's obvious that we're in love with Samsung's Omnia 7. Simply put, this phone's got all the right hardware to qualify as a brilliant multimedia device in today's standard, plus its form factor feels great in our hands.
Super fast and responsive
The Samsung Focus is a winner in just about every category. Though it's a bit bigger than I personally would like (I prefer more pocketable phones over those with ginormous cinema-quality displays), I do like just about everything about it.The display is truly gorgeous, the phone is fast and responsive to my every whim, and the battery life is great.
Large Super AMOLED touchscreen
The Samsung Omnia 7 is a great looking handset with a decent camera and a large Super AMOLED touchscreen. It's easy to use, websites, pictures and maps look great and the overall experience is a very slick and polished one. On the other hand, because of Microsoft's high minimum specifications for Windows Phone 7 phones, there's not much on offer here that's different from similar devices.
Great screen, 1Ghz processor and decent camera
With a great screen, 1Ghz processor and decent camera the Samsung Omnia 7 is a good handset to showcase Windows Phone 7. Altoough it's not perfect it's a bit bland to look at and the camera isn't as good as we expected, however the intuitive interface makes it very enjoyable to use. We love Xbox integration and the Marketplace has more in common with the Apple App Store, than the haphazard Android Market. At the moment, game and choice is limited, although this should grow.
The HTC Droid Eris offers a slim design, plentiful features, and satisfying performance.
The bottom line: Though its performance wasn't completely top-notch and we would prefer a more recent Android OS version, the HTC Droid Eris is a satisfying Android device that offers a nice contrast to the Motorola Droid. And you can't beat the price.
In my test calls, audio quality ranged from very good to excellent.
HTC's Droid Eris doesn't get a lot of attention. It was launched by Verizon Wireless last fall, in the shadow of the Motorola Droid, a phone that's continuously splashed on billboards and hyped in TV ads. The Droid Eris, meanwhile, is a quieter Android phone. But it's one that's well worth your attention. Price and Availability. The HTC Droid Eris is available for $79.99 from Verizon Wireless when you sign a new two-year service contract.
For contacts handling, the HTC Droid Eris is one of the best phones around.
There's no doubt about it, the HTC Droid Eris is one of the best smartphones we've used. Like the nearly identical it represents a serious step forward in smartphone design, and if you're a smartphone user looking to step up to something better, the HTC Droid Eris does a great job at nearly everything it can do. Ironically, comparisons to the Apple iPhone 3GS don't quite pan out, because everything Apple's phone does well, the Droid Eris doesn't, and vice versa.
Bright, sharp display.
If you can live without a hardware keyboard, the HTC Droid Eris is an affordable and feature-packed alternative to the Motorola Droid. If you can live without a hardware keyboard, the HTC Droid Eris is an affordable and feature-packed alternative to the Motorola Droid. The iPhone 4 is a major upgrade from its predecessor, the iPhone 3GS, in everything from the camera quality to data speeds.
Slim, compact design, 5 MP camera, Pre-installed 8 GB card included, WiFi.
If the Motorola Droid is too much and too expensive an Android phone for you, Verizon now offers an entry level Android phone, the HTC Droid Eris, for half the price ($99 with contract and post-rebate). Even though oddly named for the Greek god of strife, Eris provides anything but.
Big, vibrant display
Overall the LG Esteem easily ranks in as a 'Good' entry-level smartphone. It's amazing how fast technology is changing in the mobile world, and like the recently released LG Marquee on Sprint, this smartphone would have been considered a high end smartphone in the previous year. The big, vibrant display, the latest version of Android, a front facing camera and a 5 megapixel camera capable of recording decent video would have easily made this a contender against the original Galaxy S series.
Good call quality
The Kyocera Milano is not a perfect phone by any means. For starters the screen is very poor by just about any standard, which is a big component of the user experience. The processor is a mere 800MHz and memory is just half a gig. All of that said, for a budget smartphone it runs fairly smooth and has a great keyboard for tapping out texts and emails.
Great QWERTY keyboard
The Kyocera Milano is definitely the best smartphone by any means, the screen is very poor, the processor is a mere 800MHz and memory is just 500 MB. However, for a budget smartphone it runs smooth and has a great keyboard for texting and emails.
This phone is mostly aimed at the teens who want more from their messaging device but do not intend to spend a lot of money.
Good call quality and signal reception
The LG Cosmos VN250 is by no means â?? out of this worldâ?? but it is a nice messaging phone for people who are looking for a budget device. The QVGA display paired along with the sliding QWERTY keyboard makes for composing and reading messages a breeze, and the call quality and signal reception are good too.
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