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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is an amazing hand-sized tablet that almost beats its big brother

This week's we've got a great batch of reviews for you as well as lots of hands on reviews including the new Motorola Atrix 2 and Nokia's new Lumina 800.

In full reviews, tablets are also prevalent this week - we've got the rather fine new Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 as well as the Asus Eee Pad Slider review.

And for camera fans, there's the super new Nikon J1. Read on to check out all this week's reviews from TechRadar.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review

Samsung's attitude to the tablet market has been to throw so much mud at the Android wall that at least some of it sticks. It's got its Android 2.3 7-incher, the wonderful 10.1-inch flagship, the beautiful forthcoming 7.7-inch model and this here 8.9-inch masterpiece. By having all bases covered elegantly, Samsung is well placed to work out where the sweet spot is and to hit it hard as the market grows.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is essentially the same as the 10.1 only it's slightly smaller, thinner and lighter. So it's pretty good then, and perfect for you if 10.1-inches is not quite portable enough for you to be lugging around.

Asus Eee Pad Slider review

It's been a long time coming, but the Slider really is a brilliant device. While Samsung is going for the traditional tablet look, Asus is trying something a little different. The Transformer had a brilliant keyboard dock, while the Slider has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It's ideal then for use on the go, and typing out emails or documents is made easier by the physical tapper.

The screen is brilliant too, and Android 3.2 never looked so good on any device. A real stunner. Your only challenge now is to actually find one - stock is hard to come by at the moment, so if you see one somewhere you'd better snap it up quick!

BlackBerry Curve 9360 review

We have to say that we're really impressed with the BlackBerry Curve 9360. More so than the Bold 9900, in fact. This is the first time we've really felt that a Curve device has been given all the bells and whistles of more premium handsets, and we think the Curve 9360 will be a best seller for RIM.

It's aimed squarely at those who are either on a budget and want a BlackBerry but without the size/price tag of the excellent Bold 9900, or those who are slightly younger. This is a model we can see in the clutches of many a teenager over the next few months, and with its reasonable price tag - £280 SIM-free or free on a £25 per month contract - it's likely to fit that mould perfectly.

Nikon J1 review

While the Nikon J1 is easy to get to grips with, a high-quality touchscreen would make its handling a little slicker and speed up AF point selection. An articulated screen would make composing from unusual angles easier as well. Image quality from the Nikon J1 is good, competing well with the average compact camera and approaching that of entry-level DSLRs. In summary, the J1 provides a good introduction to interchangeable lens cameras, although it lacks some of the fun features such as in-camera filter effects seen on other offerings

Toshiba 55WL863B review

Toshiba's first real stab at introducing some of its CEVO processing power into its UK TVs isn't without its flaws, but it's still a very nice TV overall. While there's a nagging sense that Toshiba could perhaps have used its CEVO Engine processing a bit more overtly in the 55WL863, it's still the case that the system has helped Toshiba deliver a really good TV that deserves a place at the top table of TV quality this year.

Toshiba 55wl863b

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Desktop PCs

Palicomp Phoenix Inferno Redline review

Zotac Zbox Nano AD10 Plus review


Canon PowerShot SX150 IS review

Nikon J1 review

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 review

Graphics Cards

Asus EAH 6770 DC review


Sony DR-GA200 review

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Roccat Isku Gaming Keyboard review

Mionix Zibal 60 review


Asus N73SV review

Toshiba NB520-10U review

Asus U46 SV review

MSI GT780DX review

Rock Xtreme 685 review

Dell XPS 14z review

Asus Zenbook UX31 review


Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED review

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro review

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro review


Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Albino Edition review

Mobile phones

BlackBerry Curve 9360 review

Nokia 700 review


Apple Thunderbolt Display review

PC cases

Antec Solo II review

Sat navs

TomTom Go Live Top Gear Edition review


OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPs review


Asus Eee Pad Slider review

Archos 101 G9 review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review


Toshiba 55WL863B review


Manfrotto 055XPROB and 496RC2 head review

Benro A297EX FlexPod and BH2-M review

Jessops Major Carbon Fibre review

Hands on reviews


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Mobile phones

Hands on: Samsung Epic 4G Touch review

Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Nexus review

Hands on: Nokia Lumia 710 review

Hands on: Nokia Lumia 800 review

Hands on: Motorola Atrix 2 review


Hands on: Ice Cream Sandwich review


Hands on: Canon Pixma Pro-1 review

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