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    APP OF THE DAY: Asphalt 7: Heat review (iOS and Android)

    By 20 February 2013

    The smartphone and tablet really do now rival the home console for graphical prowess. Just recently we had a play with Real Racing 3, which wowed us with its looks and game quality. It is currently only available in certain International iTunes stores...

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    APP OF THE DAY: Spotify Windows Phone 8 review

    By 13 February 2013

    It has been a long wait, but Spotify has finally arrived for Windows Phone 8. This means Nokia Lumia 920 owners can now take advantage of their Spotify subscriptions and listen to music on their mobiles.  It doesn't vary much from the Windows Phone 7...

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    BlackBerry Dev Alpha C pictures and hands-on

    By 5 February 2013

    BlackBerry has launched the Dev Alpha C handset at its BlackBerry Jam in Amsterdam to help developers thinking of porting or developing apps for the Qwerty-keyboard-packing Q10 handset.  The Dev Alpha C phone runs at a screen resolution of 720 x 720...

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    Red BlackBerry Z10 limited edition pictures and hands-on

    By 5 February 2013

    BlackBerry has produced a special-edition red version of its recently launched Z10 handset to say thanks to developers who completed apps before the BlackBerry 10 launch. The phone will be part of a limited 12,000 run. Developers have until  28 February...

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    ZTE Grand S pictures and hands-on

    By 9 January 2013

    The ZTE grand S is the first truly flagship phone from the Chinese manufacturer. Boasting a big 5-inch 1080p screen, it promises to be quite a handset - but does it deliver? The first thing you notice about the Grand S is its screen. That 5-inch display...

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    Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1-inch smartphone official, we go hands-on

    By 7 January 2013

    Huawei has now officially announced the Huawei Ascend Mate, forging new ground in the phablet wars. With the 6.1-inch IPS 720p display, what it lacks in resolution, it makes up for with inches. Picking it up, the first thing you notice is how big...

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    APP OF THE DAY: Evernote Food review (iOS & Android)

    By 27 December 2012

    Evernote has turned its rather obsessive hand to the world of food. The result is a fantastic way to log everything you eat and cook. So how does Evernote Food work? Building on the clever system already established by Evernote's standard app, it allows...

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    Windows Phone 8S by HTC review

    By 18 December 2012

    With the HTC 8X taking the top spot of HTC's Windows Phone 8 collection, the HTC 8S - or Windows Phone 8S by HTC, as it’s officially known - sits a step or two down from the top. It's an entry-level Windows Phone and comes at entry-level prices.  It's...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy S III Mini review

    By 21 November 2012

    With the top end of the market practically sewn up, Samsung is looking to push that success into the middle of the pack with the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini. It looks like the company's top phone, but the specs see it as more of a replacement for the Samsung...

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    APP OF THE DAY: iCueda v2 review

    By 14 November 2012

    We would like to think, given that we remain a fairly young crowd at Pocket-lint, that our memory isn't completely gone. iCueda however has proved us wrong. Here is a fiendishly difficult app, which asks you to do something as simple as copy patterns...

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    Samsung Galaxy S III Mini pictures and hands-on

    By 14 November 2012

    The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini was announced in October, but has remained relatively elusive since then. We've now got one in the office for a full review, but while we're working on that, we thought we'd share our first impressions and give you a glittering...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Google Nexus 4 review

    By 7 November 2012

    The Nexus is a strange category of device. Designed as a pure Android experience, it's a family of Google devices that's principally pitched at Android developers, but also popular with consumers. Why is it popular? Because the Nexus devices are free...

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    HTC One X+ review

    By 30 October 2012

    The HTC One X+ arrives with a minor hardware refresh, and a sprinkling of software tweaks, keeping a design that we think is rather iconic and substantial. There will undoubtedly be some who say that the HTC One X+ is the phone the HTC One X should have...

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    HTC Desire X review

    By 26 October 2012

    The HTC Desire still has a place in our hearts: it was a phone that really shook things up. It impressed us with what Android could do and what HTC could do for Android. It was our hottest phone of 2010, with HTC top of the mobile pile. What followed...

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    APP OF THE DAY: Battle Nations review (iOS)

    By 17 October 2012

    If you were ever witness to the joys of Advance Wars on the GameBoy Advance, then Battle Nations is going to feel like a blast from the past. Combining turn-based warfare with upgradable vehicles and an addictive gameplay style that makes for great pick...