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Nokia E52: stellar battery life

Nokia E52: stellar battery life

Nokia have announced the E52, a S60 handset they're calling "voice optimized".  Boasting eight hours of talktime from a full charge, the Nokia E52 also has noise cancellation together with the email UI from the Nokia E75.  Of course, while the focus might be voice calls, Nokia couldn't help throwing in other modern-day niceties such as GPS and a 3.2-megapixel camera.

There's also a 2.4-inch QVGA display and access to the Nokia Ovi services, plus HSDPA and HSUPA for high-speed mobile data access.  It'll be available in silver and a rather sludgy brown.

Video demo of the Nokia E52 after the cut

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HTC Touch Diamond2 review

HTC Touch Diamond2 review

It's set to be a tough year for smartphones, and there's plenty of change afoot as companies battle amid tightening customer purse-strings.  The new iPhone is set to arrive over the summer; Palm's Pre is imminent, and Microsoft have the latest incarnation of Windows Mobile waiting in the wings.  Into that fray, HTC launch the Touch Diamond2, likely one of the last smartphones to use WM6.1 and an update to what was considered, when it launched a year ago, one of the game-changing handsets of Microsoft's platform.  Can the HTC Touch Diamond2 maintain that legacy, and will TouchFLO 3D improvements sufficiently mask the aging OS?  SlashGear set to finding out.

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HTC Snap “Inner Circle” screenshots

HTC Snap “Inner Circle” screenshots

Screenshots from the HTC Snap, the company's upcoming non-touchscreen Windows Mobile candybar smartphone, have emerged, showing the new Inner Circle feature.  Inner Circle allows messages from key, preset contacts to be filtered out at the touch of a button, allowing mobile users to readily access important information on the relatively small 2.4-inch 320 x 240 display.

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Samsung I7500 Android phone hits O2 Germany in June

Samsung I7500 Android phone hits O2 Germany in June

Tipped over the weekend, O2 Germany have officially announced their first Android handset, the Samsung I7500.  The I7500 has a 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash, paired with a 3.2-inch 320 x 480 AMOLED touchscreen, HSPA, GPS and WiFi b/g.

There's also Bluetooth 2.0, a 3.5mm headphone socket and a microUSB port, squeezed into a body that measures just 115 x 56 x 11.9 mm.  The usual array of Google applications are present, including GMail and the Chrome Lite browser, together with the Android Market for downloading further titles.

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HTC Touch Diamond2 video unboxing

HTC Touch Diamond2 video unboxing

When HTC launched the Touch Diamond2 at Mobile World Congress back in February, they made no bones about the fact that it incorporated the best of the original Touch Diamond and what lessons they'd learned from the Touch HD.  A bigger, 3.2-inch WVGA display than the previous Diamond, plus the latest iteration of TouchFLO 3D, and the HTC Touch Diamond2 will perhaps be the poster-child for Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphones until 6.5 launches.  Our Touch Diamond2 arrived today, and before we get to grips with this slick new smartphone we shot an unboxing video.

HTC Touch Diamond2 unboxing video after the cut

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Samsung Tocco S8300 Ultra Edition review

Samsung Tocco S8300 Ultra Edition review

The Samsung Tocco is a sleek slider/touchscreen combo feature phone that packs a ton of functionality into a small form factor. It’s stylish and nice to use, and the red color will draw attention from those around you (at least it did for me). The phone was enjoyable to use, and Samsung’s TouchWiz UI was implemented nicely. Most noticeable on this phone is AMOLED display, which shines beautifully in any light, even outside.

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