3GSM; our top five phones (LG, Samsung, Motorola and HTC)

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Well, there’s another hour or so of the majority of the Shiny Massive’s (Susi, Ashley and Stu) time here at 3GSM (although Hard Core Stu is staying on for more mobile fun); just time enough for a quick reflection on our own personal Top Five Best Things What We’ve Seen. There’s a noteable absence of certain big players, but we’ve looked deep into our souls and decided that’s just the way it is.

1. LG Prada
Susi was very over-excited to get herhands on the LG Prada phone yesterday, and was not only not disappointed, but positively surprised at just how luxurious it was. The touch screen is a sleek black and white, and navigating it is a doddle. In actual life, I’ll be interested to see how easy it is to text, but as an aspirational handset, it’s a winner. Check out the video here.

2. Samsung F500
Samsung have brought out a couple of handsets with a screen on each side – one for the phone stuff and one for the media stuff. The F500 is their multimedia device, and boasts a swivelling screen so you can prop it up and indulge in some Brad Pitt on the move. The video is here.

3. Motorola Z8
Motorola had *a lot* of new handsets, and since they were one of the first people we saw, it’s proving rather difficult to remember just what they were all about. The RIZR Z8 stuck in my mind though, for its ergonomic design and its rather lovely video playback capabilities. Watch the video here.

4. Samsung F700
It’s a small miracle that a phone that we only saw from behind an electrified fence glass has made it into our Top Five, but it just goes to show its class. It’s a touchscreening, QWERTY keyboard toting, five megapixel sporting piece of Samsung goodness. Ashley gets all excited on this ‘ere video.

5. HTC S710
HTC make a late entry to the list with their new smartphone, the S710. It’s slipped in a QWERTY keyboard in, as well as a 2 megapixel camera, WiFi and best of all it’s going to run the new Windows Mobile 6 platform, full of IMing goodness. I took a look at it (as well as their new music friendly device) here.

Ashley Norris