Smartphones - Reviews

Huawei IDEOS U8150

If you’ve become accustomed to $1,000 price tags on smartphones, then pay attention because Huawei and 2degrees are offering the IDEOS U8150 Android 2.2 handset for just $379. Of course, there are going to be some trade offs for that lower pri...

Samsung Galaxy S review

Samsung’s Galaxy S boasts a gorgeous Super AMOLED display and a bevvy of multimedia features, but its TouchWiz interface isn’t for everybody, and in my tests the phone was a bit sluggish at times.

HTC 7 Trophy

My introduction to Microsoft’s new mobile platform came in the form of the HTC 7 Trophy; the gaming-orientated member of HTC’s Windows Phone 7-based range. The idea is to capitalise on WP7’s integration with Xbox LIVE, and deliver ...

Google Nexus One review

In October 2010 when it passed through our labs, the Nexus One was perhaps the most aesthetically attractive and big-name Android smartphone available in New Zealand. It was launched by Google in the US in January 2010, but only reached New Zealand ...

Nokia N8 smartphone

So where do we start with our Nokia N8 review? Nokia, one of the world's largest mobile phone manufacturers, has been doing it tough in recent years. Despite Symbian being the world's most popular mobile operating system, the company has struggled to...

Navman MY65T

Live traffic updates have taken an age to reach New Zealand in-car GPS units but they have finally arrived in Navman’s new MY Series. We got our hands on a MY65T model, which sits between the basic MY60T and the upsized MY75T.

BlackBerry Pearl 3G (9100)

I’ve been a BlackBerry Pearl user for some years now, having had the 8110 since it was launched. Admittedly, even then its lack of 3G was a bit naff (BlackBerry was very slow to come to the 3G party) but I really liked the pocket-friendly form...

Navman EZY40

A good in-car GPS should get you from A to B quickly, preferably without the need to open any farm gates. That may sound like a given, but the reality is that many devices have a tendency to lead you down the garden path, particularly in rural New Z...

Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro

With the release of its new Xperia X10 smartphone – an Android device with an impressive four-inch touchscreen – Sony Ericsson saw an opportunity to capture a broader segment of consumers by offering two miniature versions: the Xperia X1...

TomTom XXL 550

The latest TomTom model to reach New Zealand features a 5-inch touchscreen and a few new features that will prove particularly useful for city-dwellers.

Apple iPhone 4

Apple's fourth-generation iPhone has finally arrived in Australia. Despite the criticism Apple has faced over its antenna design, the iPhone 4 has been well received down under. The phone possesses the best display we've seen on a smartphone and boas...

Kobo ebook reader

In late May, Whitcoulls bookstores released the Kobo, the first eReader device to officially make it to our shores. Amazon’s Kindle has been earning headlines around the world for a couple of years now, and Sony has had products in the market ...

Nokia X6 16GB

Like a good rock and roll groupie, the latest version of the Nokia X6 smartphone is sexy, well connected and has a love of music.


If you’re anything like the PC World team, you’ve been waiting for this day to come. No longer do we need to fill power boards with dedicated adapters for each and every device. Or try to scab missing adapters off colleagues from other m...

TomTom Go 950

I’ve checked out plenty of in-car GPS solutions but up until now, I’d never found one enticing enough to want to mount it in my own vehicle. TomTom’s top of the range GO 950 GPS finally broke that pattern, and has been stuck to my ...

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