Smartphones - Reviews

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 ...

Samsung GT-S5600W

Samsung seems to be making something of a specialty out of iPhone-lite type smartphones and the S5600V is the latest in this line – it even looks like an iPhone knock-off. With a 71mm capacitive touchscreen and 3G connectivity for $399 you can...

Motorola Cliq XT

While in Chicago to talk to Motorola about 4G and LTE, Pauline Herbst got her hands on the company’s latest Android phone the day it hit the US market.

Nokia E72

Nokia’s E-Series family of smartphones target business users first and foremost, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t stylish. The Nokia E72 once again uses a combination of gloss chrome edging and brushed black highlights, and its bu...

Preview: Apple iPad

Unlike the iPhone, which Apple kept under such tight guard at its introduction that only a few special types got to touch it for a few minutes, there were iPads aplenty available immediately following the product’s press launch. As a result, m...

Sony Ericsson W995

With its Walkman and Cybershot series of models, Sony Ericsson has become a leader in the niche categories of camera and music phones. The latest addition to its Walkman line, the Sony Ericsson Walkman W995 delivers the best of both worlds with an 8...


Hot off the boat this month is a range of iPhone 3G/3GS cases we’ve not seen in this country before. Brought into New Zealand by Playtech (, the Shield brand of cases have arrived just in time to quell the fears of all those new...

Samsung F480

Squat and Touchscreen only, Samsung’s F480 is like a sawn-off version of the company’s flagship Omnia smartphone, it even has the same Windows Vista-like gadget sidebar. However, where the Omnia offers wi-fi, GPS, runs on Windows Mobile ...

Samsung Ultratouch

You'd be forgiven for thinking the Ultratouch is just another Samsung slider phone, but as soon as you see the bright and sharp screen you’ll see that there’s something different about this one. The Ultratouch is, as the name suggests, a...

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