If you're a gadget lover and "geek chic" is important to you, then the T-Mobile G1 (above) is the smartphone to buy, says T3 magazine. It is the first handset to use Google's operating system, Android, and is "fun and easy to use", says Flora Graham in Press Gazette. It doesn't support Microsoft Exchange though, so not so good for emails on the move. Price: free with contract on T-Mobile. See www.t-mobile.co.uk.
If you regularly use your phone for emails, a Qwerty keyboard is a must, says Smartphone & PDA Essentials magazine, and the best on the market is the Nokia E63 (above left). The keyboard is easy and comfortable to use, and the phone features 3G, a "fantastic" battery life, and a vast array of software. It's also £170 cheaper than its nearest rival, the Blackberry Curve (see below). Price: £209. See www.nokia.co.uk.
The LG Arena's (above right) iPhone-inspired touchscreen user interface makes it great to use and LG's slickest phone yet, says Stuff magazine. It's "more bijou, lightweight and snug in the hand" than its Apple rival, and a worthy contender for the iPhone king's crown. Price: free with contract. See www.lgmobile.com.
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"There's a reason why suits always seem to be carrying a Blackberry," says Flora Graham in Press Gazette: they're unbeatable for connectivity, and the best for remote working. Smartphone & PDA Essentials magazine rates the Blackberry Curve 8900 (above left) as one of the best devices in the range. It's pricey and there's no 3G, "but it's still an excellent email platform". Price: £378. See www.blackberry.com.
If the 'ding' of an incoming email has you automatically reaching for the delete key, why not consider the HTC Snap (above right), says Stuff. It deals with your spam problem by adding friends to your 'inner circle' messages from them then automatically appear at the top of your inbox. It's also a Blackberry-baiter with a full Qwerty keyboard and Windows 6.1. Price: free with contract. See www.htc.com/uk.
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