Taking bount a revolution ; SIX OF THE LATEST 4G SMARTPHONES [Daily Post (Liverpool, England)]
(Daily Post (Liverpool, England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) MOVERS and shakers in the mobile phone industry gathered in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress. We were there, trying out the latest handsets and technologies that will, over coming months, make our mobiles even more indispensable. This year sees the arrival of 4G, with lightningfast download speeds compared to 3G. Ensure you're armed and ready for the 4G revolution with one of the latest smartphones. HTC One X (From free on contract, carphone warehouse.com, expected April) It's utterly incredible to see this quad-core-powered device in action. With the very latest processing chip giving ultra-fast web browsing speeds, it's perfect for gaming and videos. It delivers top-notch display quality on a large 4.7- inch HD touchscreen, and you can also stream your content, such as movies and pictures, to your TV.
Apple iPhone 4S 16GB (free phone from pounds 36 per month on contract or pounds 489.99 on pay as you go, carphonewarehouse.com) Still at the top of its game, with more than 500,000 apps available on the App Store, iOS 5 makes the iPhone even better. It includes an eight-megapixel camera and a dualcore A5 chip for up to seven times faster graphics, as well as two times quicker performance for launching apps and taking pictures.
Sony Xperia S (free phone from pounds 26 per month on contract at phones4u.co.uk) This handset from the solo Sony stable delivers top- quality photos from a 12-megapixel snapper with touch focus, and includes a highdefinition 4.3-inch touchscreen display. Team it with your PC or TV to share your content to a wider audience.
Nokia Lumia 900 (From free on contract at carphone warehouse.com, expected May 2012) Working on Windows operating system might put some people off, but this platform has an impressive number of applications to play with. The processor, display quality and eight- megapixel front- and rear-facing camera all compete with the rest of the pack, but what sets it apart is the slick design. After a couple of years coughing and spluttering, the Finnish maker is worth a look once more.
LG Optimus 4X HD (pounds 499.95 from mobi-city.co.uk) This top- end device is a real showoff.
As well as an ultra-slim 8.9mm, chic-looking shell, it rivals the iPhone with its graphics quality, quad-core processor, 4.7-inch display and eight-megapixel camera.
Blackberry Bold 9900 (free phone from pounds 26 per month on contract or pounds 549.95 on pay as you go at carphonewarehouse.com) Fans of the iconic keyboard layout prepare to be amazed by the quickest, thinnest Blackberry we've ever seen. Processing speeds supersede all others before it and the crisp, high-resolution touchscreen makes it a pleasure to use. It also includes a voice- operated search function and up to 40% faster web browsing, making it easier to navigate around the phone.
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