Stories by Ross Catanzariti

  • Telstra T-Touch Tab vs Optus MyTab: tablet showdown

    The Telstra T-Touch Tab and the Optus MyTab are two of the first low cost tablet devices launched in Australia that attempt to provide an alternative to th Apple iPad. Both of these Android tablets are smaller than the iPad, sitting somewhere between a largish touchscreen phone like the popular HTC Desire and the iPad tablet.

  • Nokia X3 Touch and Type mobile phone

    Nokia may no longer be a leader in the high-end smartphone market, but the Finnish giant still leads the way in low priced, feature phones. Its latest is the X3 Touch and Type mobile phone, curiously combining a basic touchscreen with a regular numeric keypad; to surprisingly good effect.

  • REVIEW: MacBook Air - there's a lot to like about this superb piece of industrial design

    Apple's previous MacBook Air]], an ultraportable laptop designed primarily for travelling, was widely criticised for its high price and lack of features. Apple has responded with an upgraded version of the MacBook Air; like most Apple products, it once again features a superb design that is marvellously thin and light, but it now comes with fast, flash-based storage, a full size keyboard and trackpad, and a claimed standby battery life of up to 30 hours.

  • REVIEW: LG Optimus 7 - High-end, big memory

    LG's Optimus 7 is one of five smartphones launched in Australia that run Microsoft's new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7. The Optimus 7 is something of a rarity for LG, which is better known for its low-end, budget smartphones. The Optimus 7 has high-end specifications (albeit the standard for any Windows Phone 7 smartphone) and also boasts 16GB of internal memory — the most of any Windows Phone 7 launch device.

  • Review: Nokia N8 smartphone - multimedia powerhouse lacks polish

    So where do we start with our Nokia N8 review? Nokia, one of the world's largest mobile phone manufacturers, has been doing it tough in recent years. Despite Symbian being the world's most popular mobile operating system, the company has struggled to produce a high-end smartphone to rival Apple's iPhone and handsets that run Google's Android platform.

  • Nokia N8 smartphone

    So where do we start with our Nokia N8 review? Nokia, one of the world's largest mobile phone manufacturers, has been doing it tough in recent years. Despite Symbian being the world's most popular mobile operating system, the company has struggled to produce a high-end smartphone to rival Apple's iPhone and handsets that run Google's Android platform.

  • Review: Microsoft Windows Phone 7 OS - slick, easy-to-use, well designed

    Microsoft's all-new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7, is an entirely different beast to its clunky predecessor, Windows Mobile 6.5. Featuring an attractive, fresh and easy-to-use interface, Facebook integration and a full mobile office suite, Windows Phone 7 isn't perfect but its refreshing look and feel and consistent performance makes it a valid alternative to competing smartphone platforms.

  • REVIEW: RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone

    The BlackBerry Torch 9800 might be the best BlackBerry ever, but we think at its core it is generally the same as most other BlackBerrys. It possesses an excellent keyboard and great e-mail capabilities, but boasts nothing really new or innovative. The Torch offers little incentive to switch from the iPhone or an Android smartphone, but BlackBerry users will probably find it a compelling upgrade.