The lack of high-speed 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity hampers the web browsing capabilities of the Samsung Genio QWERTY.

The phone sports a familiar sort of lower range Samsung Access NetFront 3.5 browser.

Samsung genio qwerty

This works adequately at negotiating mobile optimised sites, including BBC News and network operator portals, where speed isn't a huge issue.

Samsung genio qwerty bbc browser

It does trundle along slowly when downloading other full webpages, such as TechRadar, and it doesn't support Flash.

We also got 'insufficient memory' messages when downloading some webpages. It isn't ideally suited if you're after an enjoyable browsing experience – the screen also lacks the resolution of standard issue mobiles so visually isn't that attractive.

In addition, with an average mobile menu based user interface for selecting options, it's a less than slick browser.

Samsung genio qwerty techradar browser

There is the facility to use online social networking services on the SamsungGenio QWERTY, with links to Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, Picasa, Friendster and Photobucket.

The Orange-optimised model we reviewed provides a selection of services via its Orange World mobile phone-optimised portal. They do work adequately, but some may prefer a slicker online experience.