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BlackBerry Torch Review

RIM dips its toe into the modern age

The Torch 9800 is simultaneously a departure from, and a clinging embrace of, the form and function that has helped make BlackBerry the most popular smartphone platform over the last five years.

Nokia N900 Review

Linux on a smartphone? That's just the beginning of the weirdness

In many ways, Nokia’s oddball device matches every other phone in this story, feature for feature. It’s kind of like a Swiss Army Phone made by Finns. Front-facing camera? Check. Rear-facing camera with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens? Check. Touch screen and a physical QWERTY keyboard? Check and check. Stylus? Roger that. FM transmitter?

Wait, FM transmitter? WTF?

Yep, this phone can transmit audio to your car radio and home hi-fi.

HTC Droid Incredible Review

Android realizes its full, heart-warming potential

Aesthetically, HTC’s Droid Incredible lacks the neo-industrial panache of the iPhone 4, but it does have a sturdy, almost ruggedized feel. The brain is a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, which, in conjunction with 8GB of storage and 512MB of RAM, provides for peppy multitasking. We tried to saturate the Incredible’s CPU and memory by simultaneously running and downloading apps and web pages, and it never broke a sweat.