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Hands on: Nokia Lumia 1020

Adam Turner It's the mother of all camera phones, but otherwise Nokia's Lumia 1020 isn't a significant step up from its Lumia 92x Windows Phone 8 predecessors.

Hands on: Nokia Lumia 920 & Windows Phone 8

Nokia Lumia 920 at New York launch.

Adam Turner With a hardware overhaul and a raft of new Nokia features, the Lumia 920 is looking like Windows Phone's best weapon in its uphill battle against Apple and Android.

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Hands on: Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia Lumia 900.

Adam Turner Nokia's Lumia 900 is perhaps the slickest Windows Phone 7 handset on Australian shelves, but it pays to consider the big picture.

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Hands on: Nokia Lumia 800 and 710

Nokia Lumia 800 running Windows Phone 7.

Adam Turner Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 handsets come in colours and prices to suit every pocket.

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Hands on: LG G Flex curved smartphone

LG Flex 6-inch Android smartphone.

Adam Turner The G Flex is a feature-packed Android powerhouse, but the jury's still out on curved displays.

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Windows 8 - bring back the Start menu or go with the flow?

Windows 8 Start window.

Adam Turner Is Windows 8 too much of a shock to the system?

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iPhone 5 - plenty of changes, few surprises

Apple's iPhone 5.

Adam Turner Apple's latest wunderphone won't disappoint the iPhone faithful, although the death of the dock will frustrate many.

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What do we want from Apple's iPhone 5?

Apple's iPhone 4S.

Adam Turner Despite the talk of bigger screens and LTE, I think I'd be more interested in Near Field Communications.

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iPhone 5 - enough to hold off the Android hordes?

Apple's iPhone 5.

Adam Turner The Android superphones outgun the iPhone 5 on paper, but a good smartphone is more than the sum of its parts.

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iPhone 5 and the nano-SIM - change for the sake of change?

Hands-on with the iPhone 5 (Thumbnail)

Adam Turner Did we really need a new SIM card format with Apple's new iPhone?

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iPhone 5 ignores NFC - a stay of execution for some?

iphone 5

Adam Turner Apple's decision to ignore NFC and mobile payments lets other players get a stronger foothold before the war begins.

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Hands on: iPhone 5 LTE and HD Voice

Hands-on with the iPhone 5 (Thumbnail)

Adam Turner LTE offers blistering speeds for iPhone 5 owners, but results are far from consistent.

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Windows 8 - more than the sum of its parts?

A US Microsoft store employee displays Microsoft's new Surface tablet.

Adam Turner Rather than producing killer gadgets, is Microsoft's strength its unified ecosystem?

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Do we care about gadget specs?

Windows 8 launches in Japan (Thumbnail)

Adam Turner It is simply a battle of ecosystems?

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Who gets your hand-me-down tech?

iPhone look-alike flies off shelves in China (Thumbnail)

Adam Turner What happens to your old gadgets when you upgrade?

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Mobile devices to outnumber humans this year


Charles Arthur The number of smartphones, tablets and laptops will exceed number of humans in 2013, according to a new report.

Windows Phone 8 looks sharp, but future unclear for WP7 handsets

Nokia Lumia 800 running Windows Phone 7.

Adam Turner Microsoft's hardware restrictions could leave Windows Phone 7 owners in the lurch.

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Hands on: Rdio music service


Adam Turner Rdio puts 12 million tracks at your fingertips, if you’re happy not to “own” your music.

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Hands on: Optus Go Places

Adam Turner If you've a taste for fine dining, Optus Go Places could be a handy addition to your smartphone.

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