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SlashGear Review: O2′s minimalist Cocoon cellphone

SlashGear Review: O2′s minimalist Cocoon cellphone

Cocoon, if you remember, was a film about a bunch of cantankerous elderly people who discovered the alien key to prolonging their life; with that horrible thought in mind, I grudgingly agreed to review O2 UK's Cocoon cellphone, fearing that at any moment a trio of elderly men might leap out and deliver a touching message about not marginalising the old.  Thankfully, O2 have been a little more up-to-date with their latest own-brand handset, and while it's nowhere near perfect have still managed to inject it with a bit more life than some rivals.

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SanDisk 8GB MicroSDHC compatibility test

SanDisk 8GB MicroSDHC compatibility test

I ran a quick compatibility test of the SanDisk 8GB MicroSDHC with five relatively new phones. Three of the five phones are capable of taking advantage of the full 8GB storage while the other two maxed out at 4GB.

The Nokia N95-3, HTC Touch from Sprint and the Blackberry 8310 from at&t passed the compatibility test with flying colors.

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SlashGear Review: T-Mobile’s Samsung T539 Beat cellphone

SlashGear Review: T-Mobile’s Samsung T539 Beat cellphone

You can tell a lot from a name. Call a car a "Stag" and it has far butcher connotations than if you named it "Primrose"; christen your new laptop "Brick" and don't be surprised that urban warriors pick the rival "Feather" instead. So Samsung are being pretty upfront when they brand their latest cellphone 'Beat' (well, unless you hear rather than see the name, whereupon you might think it was actually a purple vegetable) - this is every bit as much a music player as it is a mobile phone.

In fact looking it it for the first time, you could be excused for not realising it's a phone at all: the prominentl green-rimmed music controls are reminiscent of, well, the PMP market leader, while the clamshell hinge is masked by the gloss black plastic casing.

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SlashGear Review: Borders’ Mobile Chapter Sampler

SlashGear Review: Borders’ Mobile Chapter Sampler

When I'm not burying my head in electronics and scouring the pages of my favourite VCR manual I do enjoy reading non-tech fiction, so when I saw that book retail chain Borders have launched a mobile chapter sampler service I thought I'd give it a try. And since nothing we do has any meaning or significance unless we share it with the internet, you get to come along for the ride.

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SlashGear Review: Samsung’s HSDPA, WiFi-toting SGH-i600 Smartphone

SlashGear Review: Samsung’s HSDPA, WiFi-toting SGH-i600 Smartphone

Back in November last year, Samsung US took the wraps off the Blackjack smartphone. It understandably turned some heads: slim and lightweight but still with high-speed cellular data access and a full QWERTY keyboard, it made a convincing argument when compared with HTC's bulky range and the ubiquitous Blackberry. Months later, and the Blackjack has finally reached Europe; during that long boat-ride, however, it's had a chance to grow a new feature, WiFi, and take a new name: the i600.

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SlashGear Review: LG Prada phone

SlashGear Review: LG Prada phone

LG's Prada phone rather upset the Apple-cart. Until the slender fashion-handset stepped into the limelight, analysts were happily joining up the dots between Synaptic's Onyx concept and Apple's iPhone, and fully expecting to see the capacitive ClearPad technology appear in Cupertino's long-awaited handset. Then out struts the LG, and all of a sudden the catwalk is decidedly more crowded than perhaps Apple expected it to be.

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SlashGear Review: Samsung’s waif-like SGH-i320 Smartphone

SlashGear Review: Samsung’s waif-like SGH-i320 Smartphone

If you read anything other than Electrodes Monthly then you'll have noticed that there's something of a backlash at the moment against "the cult of size zero" and super-skinny models. Once mainstream media has finished flambéing Kate Moss and friends, I can only assume they'll turn their dark attentions to other proud advocates of the less-is-more ethos, the ever-shrinking mobile phone. And I fear Samsung has perhaps most to worry about, with their harem of millimeter-thin candybars and wafer-like clamshells; most scorn, though, will be heaped on their so-called smartphones that really ought to know better than extreme dieting.

It's one of those smartphones I've been testing over the past few weeks, and a model that has caused no little amount of confusion. Ostensibly similar to the much-hyped Blackjack, which launched last year to fanfare, squeals of delight and outraged disappointment at the "blink and you miss it" battery life, the similarly slim i320 is more of a feature-spared younger sibling that lacks the high-speed HSDPA and instead makes do with quad-band GSM EDGE for its data shuffling.

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