Reviews & hands-on

  • Phones

    Motorola Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini pictures and hands-on

    By 23 July 2013

    Motorola and Verizon have just announced the latest additions - or refresh - to their Droid line-up, with two high-end handsets in particular, the Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx, replacing last year's Droid Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD. The Ultra and Maxx are...

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    Nokia Lumia 928 pictures and hands-on

    By 13 May 2013

    Nokia launched the Nokia Lumia 928 on Friday in the US on Verizon and Pocket-lint has managed to grab five minutes with the new phone that's the big red's answer to the original Lumia 920, launched last year on AT&T in the US. In the hand the Lumia 928...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Droid DNA review

    By 5 February 2013

    Motorola and Verizon took the world by storm with the introduction of the original Droid in 2009. It was one of the first serious Android handsets on the market, and arguably, helped bring Android to where it is today.  Verizon has continued with its...

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    Verizon Droid 4 by Motorola pictures and hands-on

    By 16 January 2012

    The Droid range in the US on Verizon has always had a special place in many people's hearts. It might be big, it might be a tad on the ugly side, but it has a full QWERTY keyboard for those that still have a love for the hard button rather than touch...

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    LG Spectrum pictures and hands-on

    By 16 January 2012

    If the LG Spectrum or LG Nitro HD look familiar that's because they are. LG launched the original phone in its home country of Korea last year under the guise of the LG Optimus LTE. The Spectrum isn't exactly the same handset but it's pretty darn similar....

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Motorola Droid 3 review

    By 19 July 2011

    Few companies get a second bite at the mobile cherry. Motorola took its initially awesome RAZR phone and flogged it until it wasn’t just a dead horse but little more than neatly canned dog food. With the company’s handset business on the brink of...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    HTC ThunderBolt review

    By 17 May 2011

    The HTC ThunderBolt is one of the very, very few 4G devices to actually be up and running on a 4G network (Verizon’s LTE roll-out in the US). As such, it’s perfectly positioned to act as a lightning rod for all the myths, hype and hassles that come...

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    Verizon Sony Ericsson Xperia Play hands-on

    By 22 March 2011

    Why are we doing a hands-on of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, when we've already done a hands-on with the UK version in February? Good question, the reason is, because it’s actually quiet a different phone as we found out when we got to have a play...

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    Motorola Droid Bionic hands-on

    By 18 January 2011

    Unlike the company's Atrix 4G, the Motorola Droid Bionic isn't coming to the UK. It's a 4G LTE device, and it will remain that way - sadly, restricting it to US soil only. Our loss, though, is North America's gain. For starters, the name is extremely...

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    HTC ThunderBolt hands-on

    By 6 January 2011

    HTC has launched a new Verizon exclusive handset, the HTC ThunderBolt. It will be part of Verizon’s growing 4G arsenal of devices, bringing lightening fast data to all that HTC Sense connected goodness. The ThunderBolt is a variant of the HTC Desire...

  • Phones 0 out of 5

    First Look: Samsung Continuum review

    By 9 November 2010

    When clamshell phones were all the rage we revelled with excitement at the idea of a second screen on the outside that would give you valuable information without having to flip open the handset. In an age where phones are blocks of plastic, metal and...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Droid X by Motorola review

    By 3 July 2010

    A week of toting around the new Droid X and reactions from friends remind me of the days I used to walk my Newfoundland dog around campus. "Woah, that thing is huge!" the boys would shout, followed by, "How much does he weigh?". The new Droid X is comparable...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    HTC Droid Eris review

    By 15 December 2009

    If you're looking to go Android, don't like the look of the robot-like Droid from Motorola, and want to stick to Verizon, you've currently got just the one other choice: the HTC Droid Eris, a reworking of the HTC Hero, an adaption also partaken by rivals...

  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    HP Mini 311 notebook review

    By 24 November 2009

    As netbooks continue to grow in popularity, so do the lines that define them. The HP Mini 311 spec sheet reads more like a traditional notebook rather than something only costs £349 in the UK and $399 in the US. But is it trying to punch above its weight? ...

  • Phones 0 out of 5

    Droid Eris by HTC - First Look review

    By 5 November 2009

    Another carrier, another handset, that is pretty much the story with the Droid Eris, now on its third iteration from the HTC Hero launched in Europe back in May. So what has Verizon brought to the table and for American's, should you opt for this...