As a general rule, every new addition to Nokia's feature-packed N-series of smar phones is met with some excitement. But at first glance, the N96 doesn't seem to be a great advance in the series. On the face of it, not much has been added to distinguish it from its predecessor, the N95 8GB
It carries off much of the design and style of Samsung's Soul U900 sliderphone, but the U800 isn't simply the Soul squeezed into a candybar format. This elegantly crafted handset may have the brushed metal look and rounded edges of the touchpad-operated U900, but the U800 doesn't quite match up to its Soul mate when it comes to pure functionality
Leading the line for the Walkman phone range, Sony Ericsson's flagship W980 comes with plenty of music mobile firepower. Boasting 8GB of built in memory, the W980 is loaded with the latest Walkman player gadgetry, plus a hefty shot of multimedia functionality, boosted by high-speed HSDPA connectivity
After all the hype surrounding the groovily-monikered likes of Samsung's Soul and Tocco, it's almost a relief to get back to a more modestly-titled, almost demure little music phone like the Samsung F400
From track playing to position tracking, the W760i is the first of Sony Ericsson's Walkman music phone line-up to go Sat Nav. It taps into a fast-growing market for mobiles with A-GPS (Assisted Global Positioning System) technology onboard, bringing precise location finding and Sat Nav route planning to your pocket
HTC's Touch Diamond set a new standard for slim, stylish touch-screen Windows Mobile smartphones. The Touch Pro however, is something else again. While it may be many things (and we'll get to them later), slim, and to a certain extent, stylish, aren't among them. Compared to its size zero cousin, in fact, the Pro is positively chunky at a sliver under 19mm thick
The Nokia 6210 Navigator is the successor to last year's 6110 Navigator, and majors on its satellite navigation capabilities, with A-GPS technology inside, plus Nokia Maps mapping software covering the UK and Ireland loaded up on to a supplied 1GB memory card
LG has taken the unusual step of putting a 5-megapixel camera into a phone that in other respects is really a low-to-midrange handset. It makes sense when you think about it, if you're particularly interested in getting a camera with your phone, do you necessarily care about GPS, Wi-Fi, touchscreens or 3G?
The W350i Walkman phone is Sony Ericsson's latest effort to attract the eye and ear of music mobile buyers on a credit-crunched budget. It may be a low cost handset, but alongside its core music player credentials Sony Ericsson has given the W350i some fashion savvy appeal, with a lightweight, ultra slim body, a retro-ish flip and some smart-looking music controls on the front.