Unfortunately, we received its lesser cousin instead, in the guise of the LG Chocolate Touch from Verizon Wireless. Will the LG BL40 ever make its way to the U.S., even via unofficial channels? We doubt it. Read review from CNET Australia.
One of LG's latest Android phones is the GT540. It runs Android 1.6, but it is a quad-band phone with dual-band UMTS and HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, which means it can theoretically run on U.S. 3G bands. It has a nice 3-inch display, plus three physical keys underneath. Read preview from CNET Australia.
Other specifications include a 1Ghz processor, Wi-Fi, a music player, an accelerometer, a proximity sensor, Samsung's Dolfin browser, e-mail, a 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash, a microSD card slot, and a 3.5mm headset jack. It's also one of the first handsets to support Bluetooth 3.0, which promises faster data transfers. Read preview from CNET Australia.
From the bright red background to the bold icons to the preloaded sports functions, the Puma Phone is designed to complement your lifestyle just as much as it is meant to be a communication device. There's a host of sports features, such as a running and biking tracker that takes advantage of the GPS capabilities. There's a built-in radio, a scratching turntable, social-networking integration, and video calling.
The quad-band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) world phone also supports 3G networks (UMTS/HSDPA 850/900/2100), which makes it fully functional in most markets. Read review from CNET Australia.
The X10 features a Snapdragon 1Ghz processor, an 8.1-megapixel camera with flash and video, a music and video player and recorder, Wi-Fi, GPS, PC syncing, and more. Again, you might not be able to get this via a U.S. carrier, but you can purchase it unlocked if you're willing to pay a premium for it. Read preview from CNET Australia.
It's packed with the Symbian OS, a media player, Bluetooth, a personal organizer, assisted-GPS, PC syncing, integrated social-media apps, a personal organizer, messaging and e-mail, Wi-Fi, USB mass storage, a 710MHz processor, and handwriting recognition. And we're very glad to hear that Sony Ericsson ditched its irritating proprietary connections and memory cards in favor of a 3.5mm headset jack, a Micro-USB port, and a microSD card slot.