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Nokia Booklet 3G review

Nokia Booklet 3G review

While many scoffed at the idea of Nokia building a netbook, the idea does have its share of merits. After all, the Finnish company knows a few things about eking out runtimes from compact batteries, and with netbooks being perhaps the most likely of computing devices to be in search of mobile connectivity, stuffing them with the sort of wireless access your high-end Nokia boasts certainly makes sense. Throw in eye-catching design and you're onto a winner, right? Unfortunately, we've found the Nokia Booklet 3G falls short in other areas; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Cowon iAudio 9 PMP gets unboxed

Cowon iAudio 9 PMP gets unboxed

Perhaps it's a 2009 thing and, come the new year, packaging will won't enthral us so, but for now there's a great deal of geeky appeal in how manufacturers choose to present their tech.  Cowon have generally been associated more with audio performance than they have with style, but it looks like some of the "shape up" message is getting through: DAP Review have just taken delivery of the iAudio 9 PMP, and as their unboxing photoset shows there's obviously been a lot of thought put into how it's packaged.

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Dell Mini 3i gets unboxed

Dell Mini 3i gets unboxed

Dell's Mini 3i may only have been official for a few hours, but already the first unboxing is upon us.  PConline have taken the glossy Android smartphone from box to bench, and there are a few surprises to be had; firstly, Dell have ignored the swathe of popular opinion and not bothered including a 3.5mm headphones jack, and secondly they'd dropped a stylus into the box.

Nokia N97 mini and E72 video unboxings

Nokia N97 mini and E72 video unboxings

Nokia's Booklet 3G isn't the only new device from the company on our test bench today; two of the Finn's newest smartphones have also arrived, in the shape of the N97 mini and the E72.  Announced back in September and June, respectively, each offers a full QWERTY keyboard and S60 OS, but in strikingly different ways.  Check out our unboxing videos, live galleries and some first impressions after the cut.

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Nokia Booklet 3G video unboxing & first-impressions

Nokia Booklet 3G video unboxing & first-impressions

Nokia's The Way We Live Next 3.0 event wasn't intended to launch any hardware, but we've arrived back today to find quite a few Finnish goodies waiting to be played with.  First up is the Nokia Booklet 3G, the company's first netbook and a distinctive one at that: as well as the MacBook-style design there's integrated 3G WWAN and GPS as standard.  After the cut, check out our video unboxing and initial gallery.

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Litl Webbook gets video unboxing; prototypes revealed

Litl Webbook gets video unboxing; prototypes revealed

We're still more than a little bemused by the Litl Webbook; the 12-inch notebook is no mere netbook, Litl insist, but instead offers simplicity of use more akin to a TV than a computer.  However, while we might not be the target audience, even after a video demo it's unclear whether that simplicity is worth the $699 price tag.  Litl have recently posted a video unboxing and hands-on demo with the Webbook.

Video unboxing after the cut

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HTC HD2 review

HTC HD2 review

Twelve months ago HTC shook up the Windows Mobile world with the launch of the Touch HD, a smartphone that offered a vast touchscreen, lashings of connectivity and the latest version of their UI tweaking, TouchFLO 3D, to produce what was hitherto thought impossible: an alluring Windows Phone. Now, the company have attempted just such a revolution with Windows Mobile 6.5 in the shape of the HTC HD2. They've upped their game with a speedy Snapdragon processor, even vaster display and a fresh UI that's been educated by their recent work on Android. Can the HTC HD2 again do the unthinkable, and give us a reason to love Windows Mobile?

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HTC HD2 video unboxing & first-impressions

HTC HD2 video unboxing & first-impressions

It's fair to say that the last time we saw excitement to this degree about a Windows Phone it centered on the HTC Touch HD, and so it seems only right that it's the company's successor to that handset, the HTC HD2, that is prompting such interest in 2009. Announced last month after copious rumors, what makes the HD2 special is its 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen, HTC Sense UI and 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. It's taken a while, but the HTC HD2 has finally dropped onto the SlashGear test bench, so check out our first impressions and an unboxing video after the cut.

Updated with first-boot video demo after the cut

Nokia Booklet 3G gets video unboxing, reviewed

Nokia Booklet 3G gets video unboxing, reviewed

Having gone in sale in Europe this week, the initial reviews of the Nokia Booklet 3G netbook are beginning to show up.  The Wall Street Journal have shared their impressions of the 3G and GPS toting ultraportable, praising its battery life but immediately dampening their enthusiasm over what they describe as a "tiny keyboard".  Meanwhile Engadget Spanish are yet to review the Booklet 3G, but they have taken the time to unbox it.

Unboxing and hands-on videos after the cut