The Orange Monte Carlo – also known as the ZTE Skate – has been on our radar ever since Mobile World Congress in February. As the follow up to the spectacular Orange San Francisco, 2010′s bargain bin phone of the year, we were expecting great things at next to no cost: it’s the same size as the HTC Sensation or the Samsung Galaxy S 2 – but it costs a mere third of the price of either.

So does this phone live up to expectations? Almost.

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August 24th, 2011

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro may look like a bit of a rehash – the original X10 Mini Pro launched more than a year ago – but don’t be fooled. This itsy bitsy, teeny weeny smartphone mops the floor with BlackBerry’s messaging rivals.

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August 11th, 2011

The HTC Evo 3D might have dallied a bit too long in the USA before making its way across the pond to Britain. In the time since launch, LG has released a rival stereoscopic phone that’s not half bad in 2D too, and well, everybody appears to have stopped buying the Nintendo 3DS. So does this phone have a place anymore? Let’s take a look in our HTC Evo 3D review, shall we?

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July 26th, 2011

The Nokia E6 has been two years in the in the waiting, if not the making. It’s taken Nokia since 2009 to replace its flagship portrait QWERTY phone, the Nokia E72, and it’s only now, as the company dumps Symbian for Windows Phone, that it’s finally refreshed the form factor.

Can Symbian’s touted Anna update and a sharper screen help it stand out for the crowd in 2011? We take a look in our Nokia E6 review.

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July 22nd, 2011
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The Nokia Oro isn’t intended for the likes of you or I, it’s a play-thing for the cash-rich, for those who like the idea of owning a smartphone but only if it’s dripping in gold and jewels. Costing twice the price of a Nokia C7, on which it’s based, is this smartphone a ‘bad boy’ or just ‘bad taste’? Find out with our Nokia Oro smartphone review.

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July 13th, 2011

Sony Ericsson Xperia Duo: blockbuster specs headline Sony’s worst kept secretThe Sony Ericsson Xperia Duo is set to raise the bar for flagship smartphones. As Sony Ericsson’s worst kept secret, this little monster has found its way into several blurry shots and most recently, a stellar render (seen above). The Xperia Duo is exactly what Sony Ericsson needs to grab hold of the high-end Android smartphone market. Are you ready for a peak under the hood of this Samsung Galaxy S II killer?

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June 30th, 2011

The LG Optimus 3D feels a bit like somebody turning up at a fancy dress party just as everyone else is leaving. The Nintendo 3DS has been out for months, and so far has met with a rather lacklustre reception, so can a phone with glasses-3D 3D as a USP fare any better? Join us for our full LG Optimus 3D review and we’ll break it down for you.

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June 23rd, 2011

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo seemed like a pleasant enough mid-range mobile when we first clapped eyes and digits on it at Mobile World Congress back in February. As we dug deeper though, we started to wonder: what was the point of a smaller, fatter phone with all the same specs as the flagship Xperia Arc?

Honestly? We’re still not sure. Let’s take a look, in our full Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo review.

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