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HTC Touch HD

The Touch HD is mobile device that you’ll never though that is possible that you will enjoy the music video, films and streaming. It’s all delivered to a pixel packed 3.8” WVGA screen and seamlessly tied together with touch-responsive TouchFLOTM 3D. The ultrafast 3.5G technology that lets you surf and download at true broadband speeds. On HSDPA networks, the Touch HD™3D delivers downlink speeds of up to 7.2Mbps that there is no need to slow down while you work or play. There is also a directories where you can find your location using the Google Maps. The HTC Touch HD stands at 115 x 62.8 x 12 mm and weighs 146 grams. It’s a nicely slim device but of robust width and weight.

Key Features:

* Massive 3.8″ 65K-color WVGA display
* Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS
* TouchFLO 3D Home screen and gesture controls
* Wi-Fi and built-in GPS receiver
* Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 Mhz CPU and 288 MB DDR SDRAM
* Dedicated graphics chip (64MB RAM reserved for graphics)
* Quad-band GSM and dual-band HSDPA support
* 5 MP auto focus camera with nice image quality
* microSD card slot
* Accelerometer sensor for auto screen rotation and turn-to-mute calls
* Proximity sensor to automatically turn the screen off during calls
* Fingerprint resistant rear panel
* Touch sensitive keys with vibration feedback
* Stereo FM radio with RDS
* Standard 3.5mm audio jack
* miniUSB slot and Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
* Active magnetic stylus
* MS Office Mobile document editor
* Excellent Opera 9.5 web browser
* Rich retail package, including 8GB microSD card

The retail package contains a nice looking wired headset, standard USB cable, a two-piece charger which uses the USB cable to connect the handset to the plug. The 8 GB micros SD card and carrying case are made of polar-fleece-like fabric. There also a screen protector, two discs quick user guide and a bunch of brochures included.

The HTC Touch HD still has a very pleasant design with rounded corners and polished looks. The edges on both the front and the rear are sloping which makes the phone very ergonomic and pleasant to hold. The back panel has a soft rubbery finish for a secure non-slip grip and is immune to fingerprints. The front in contrast, which is almost entirely taken by the quality display leaves an ample space for fingerprint smudges. The HTC logo and the secondary video call camera are flanking the earpiece grill which accommodates the proximity sensor. The USB port located at the bottom of the phone, the microphone pinhole and stylus compartment in the lower right corner. A 5 megapixel camera lens nestled within a bulging brushed metal plate. There is no LED flash. The standard Li-Ion battery with capacity of 1350 mAh ensures about 2 day of intensive usage of the Touch HD.

Main Disadvantages:

* A wee bit overweight
* Sizeable body (still within acceptable limits though)
* Average sunlight legibility
* Video recording maxes out at CIF@30fps
* There’s no dedicated camera key or flash
* No D-pad (offers more precise navigation)
* Power key is really hard to press
* No TV out port

LG KP500 Cookie

The Cookies scent seems inspired a craving already and LG are hoping to coming back for more. A touchscreen, a very decent specs sheet, fun and friendly interface. The LG KP500 Cookies is inexpensive touchscreen at this point. You can choose a different color available in LG KP500, a black, brown, silver, gold and recently they launched an exclusive orange LGKP501 in very the same cookie which have also a pink, silver and black. The retail package contains one piece handsfree headphones, USB data cable, DC charger, screen protector, manual and a mini CD software that required for syncing to your Cookie with a computer.

Key Features:

* 3″ 256K-color TFT touchscreen (240 x 400 pixels)
* Quad-band GSM support
* 3 megapixel fixed focus camera
* Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
* 50MB internal memory
* Hot-swappable microSD card slot (supporting card with capacity of up to 16GB)
* Accelerometer for auto screen rotate
* Virtual QWERTY keyboard
* FM radio with RDS
* Widgets interface
* Multi-tasking with a real task manager
* Excellent touch optimized image gallery
* Handwriting recognition
* Smart dialing
* Office document viewer (no PowerPoint)
* Simple, yet stylish design
* Relatively inexpensive price

The most compact touch screen on the market and easy to be squeezed on the pocket as 11.9mm thick and 89 grams. The KP500 Cookie is simple, neat and cute handset that the consumer will truly love this because of the cheerful attitude that can manage a lot of styles and personality. The font of the LG KP500 cookie resembles like the KC910 Renoir because of the three hardware buttons below the screen. The call and and the End key was included on either side of the Launcher/Multitasking key that brings the menu for a shortcut to the favorite application and a task manager. The front panel is taken by 3” display which notice in the above of the center ear piece and LG logo. The connectivity port and the lanyard eyelet are on the left which the connectivity port is covered by a small plastic lid to prevent from filling up with dirt. On the right side i where the shutter key and the lock key are located. And also, the 16 microSD is located also here hidden by small plastic lid. The top is completely plain while the bottom hosts the mouthpiece and the stylus compartment. The stylus is horizontally instead of vertically. A 3 mega pixel camera lens without a flash. The battery is 900 mAh which the phone be going for two days and 350 hours stand by and 3 hours and 30 mins of talk time.

Main Disadvantages:

* No 3G support
* No Wi-Fi
* Video recording no good at QVGA@12fps
* Camera has no auto focus and flash
* No DivX/Xvid support
* No standard 3.5mm audio jack

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