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Christmas Gift Guide
Phones

Slip these slider phones into your pocket

Candybar and flip style phones are fine, but if you really want to stand out, you can't go wrong with a slider mobile phone.

Candybar and flip style phones are fine, but if you really want to stand out, you can't go wrong with a slider mobile phone.

Samsung E820T
Samsung E820T

This PTT-enabled slide-out model is not a bad little phone, but the lack of features and short battery life mean your money may be better spent elsewhere.

  • The good
  • Soft-touch slider performs very smoothly
  • Crystal clear tones
  • Fun camera effects and frame
  • The bad
  • No choice of network
  • Battery drains fast
  • Keys are small and awkwardly placed Labyrinthine menus

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Nokia 8800
Nokia 8800

Only if you've big bucks to unload or want to be among the few flashing a premium-priced phone.

  • The good
  • Distinct looks
  • Slim form factor
  • Durable stainless steel shell
  • Scratch-resistant screen
  • Two bundled batteries
  • The bad
  • Way too pricey
  • Heavy
  • Cramped four-way Navi pad with center key
  • Mono headset
  • Lo-res camera

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Samsung D600
Samsung D600

The D600 could be mistaken as the D500's identical twin, but under the hood Samsung has bumped up the camera resolution, increased the quality of the screen, and tweaked the phone's array of features, making a great phone even better. Video output, although innovative, will leave some dissapointed.

  • The good
  • 2-megapixel camera takes decent shots
  • TV output for viewing photos and documents
  • Bluetooth printing with PictBridge
  • Bright and colourful display
  • Quad-band 'world' phone
  • The bad
  • Poor resolution when outputting video
  • Slightly larger than the D500
  • Display is a fingerprint magnet

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