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    Lumia 920 _ Luminary or Lummox?

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 14/10/2012

    » It's been a big year for the smartphone market. Samsung released its Galaxy S III in May in the US to pre-empt the arrival of Apple's much-anticipated iPhone 5 last month. HTC threw its One X into the ring also in May to keep things interesting (both in and out of the courtroom). So where has Nokia, once the world's leading mobile phone manufacturer, been during all this excitement?

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    ON display from all ANGLES

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 08/04/2012

    » The latest technology to come to the desktop monitor market is Super In-plane Switching (S-IPS). In-plane Switching (IPS) was developed by Hitachi more than 15 years ago to give LCD displays wider viewing angles, but had problems with motion and contrast ratios. But S-IPS has overcome these difficulties and is already used extensively in tablets and mobile phones. LG has brought S-IPS to its latest monitor range, offering a more useful feature than its 3D range last year. But the price of the Flatron IPS235V is strangely low. So is it all smoke and mirrors? Let's take a look.

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    XE on the beat

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 04/03/2012

    » If 2011 was the year of the tablet, in terms of portable computing, it was also the year of the upgrade for mobile phones. HTC continued its strong march into smartphone territory, with Android still on board, giving their popular Sensation phone a bump to the XE level with a new music focus.

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    To 3D or Not to 3D

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 06/11/2011

    » Samsung's 9 series offers an enticing take on the third dimension

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    Mid-Range maidens

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 11/09/2011

    » Last month, Nokia wedged a claim in the low- and mid-range smartphone markets with three new releases _ the 600, 700 and 701 _ proving the Finns aren't quite finished yet. The company's pitch is spearheaded by the new Symbian OS on board, named Belle. It's surprising since the company recently made a deal with Microsoft for its mobile OS. Nokia is also equipping its new phones with an NFC (near field communication) chip that can be used for payments. So why is the manufacturer continuing with its Symbian OS that has come to be deplored by many users? And will the on-board NFC chips help it return to its former glory? Let's peek at the new models to find out.

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    Pocket projections

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 28/08/2011

    » Most smartphones these days capture decent quality videos and pictures, but our ability to present that media is still limited. One solution to this problem are pico projectors, and since 2009, many manufacturers have tried their hands in the pico projector market _ Samsung, LG, Acer, Apicer, BenQ, among others. And why not, as the gadget is appealing with its pocketable dimensions, instant usability, and gimmick factor. But nobody seems to have been able to recreate in a pico the slick performance that new full-sized projectors now provide.

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    Copycat or killer?

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 10/04/2011

    » As the iPhone 4 phenomenon takes hold, manufacturers are starting to show signs of strain. LG, the South Korean manufacturer known for its TVs and mobile phones, has dished up a new smartphone in the LG Optimus 2X that can only be described as a thinly-disguised Asian version of the coveted new Apple phone, albeit in an Android flavour.

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    Battle of the platforms

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 06/02/2011

    » While manufacturer brand loyalty dwindles in the mobile phone market, new allegiances are forming as users are beginning to align themselves instead with operating systems.

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    Massive & Mobile?

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 16/01/2011

    » As the tablets begin to rain down from the tech heavens, it seems that even smartphones are heading the way of their larger-screened brethren. HTC is spearheading this drive with its new HD7, a slate of a phone that sports a 4.3-inch screen and the new Windows Phone 7 operating system.

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    Intergalactic overdrive

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 08/08/2010

    » Samsung seem to be heading to the top of the Thai smart-phone market in hyperdrive. The first quarter of the year revealed some leaps and bounds in terms of market share for the company, as it almost drew level with market leader Nokia, and expects to edge ahead later in the year. Its new release, the Galaxy S, is now spearheading this drive.

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