HTC has also developed Google’s hotly-anticipated Nexus One phone, expected on these shores any time now. For now we have the HTC Legend, a groovy thing with a sharp aluminium body. Running on the Android operating system, it’s as powerful and app-friendly as they come, and cool design elements like a virtual trackball add to its easy touchscreen interface.
£320, or on contract from Vodafone. www.htc.com
FOR MUSIC LOVERS: NOKIA X6
Touted as the ultimate entertainment device, the Nokia X6 is a stylish, slimline touchscreen device that comes with acres of memory space – up to 32gb – and 35 hours of playback time. It works beautifully for films as well as music, with a 16:9 widescreen format making its 3.2 inch screen seem bigger than it is. £400 or on contract from Virgin Mobile, Vodafone and O2. www.nokia.co.uk
FOR NETWORKERS: XPERIA X10
Sony Ericsson’s latest effort is a thing of sleek and shiny beauty, and it’s particularly useful for those tuned in to social media. Its Timescape feature gathers together all your Facebook and Twitter updates as well as emails and texts, so you don’t have to keep opening different applications to keep abreast of your busy social life. It’s also got a powerful camera, a kick-arse media player and inbuilt GPS. £489.99 or on contract from Vodafone, Orange and O2.