Three new phones we like the look of

If, for argument's sake, we had a regular slot called 'technology porn', this would be our first entry. Here are three new handsets you'll soon be able to get your hands on. Insert joke about phone sex or something similar here.

touch-pro2-keyboard

 

HTC Touch Pro II

Whatever the sycophants say, this is a more rewarding design than the iPhone, its textured aluminium fascia and vented grilles adding to its weighty appeal. The “TouchFlo” interface has also improved significantly, even if it’s still not quite as polished as the iPhone’s. Our favourite functions are less immediately visible: like the hidden, full QWERTY keypad, and the conference-style speakerphone that activates simply by turning the handset face-down. www.htc.com

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

 

 

 

 

w995_box_progressive_black

 

Sony Ericsson W995

A veritable Victorinox of mobile telephony, there’s little this multimedia slider-phone can’t do: WiFi connectivity, an 8.1MP camera, mood-determined music playlists, sat nav, and live video streaming are all achievable, while the audio quality of its MP3 player is befitting of Sony’s Walkman heritage. Magnifying glass and toothpick not included. www.sonyericsson.co.uk

Most Popular

 

lg-watch-phone

 

Orange/LG Watch Phone

On the one hand, using this phone will require either speaking into your wrist - Dick Tracy style - or employing it in conjunction with a Bluetooth headset, neither of which are instantly attractive propositions. But look at it another way: it will prevent you microwaving your crown jewels on a daily basis, and the compact mobile/timepiece aesthetic is an attractive one. www.orange.co.uk/watchphone