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tech-reviews Updated: Apr 13, 2010 01:22 IST

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Touch and go
Now this is one seriously low priced touchscreen phone from Nokia.

We like: The Nokia 5233, with a 3.2” resistive screen — and we quite like the sensitivity, 2 MP camera, four application on the homescreen and a 3.5 mm Audio Jack this is decent handset. It also has a built-in accelerometer and proximity sensor. It has sliding key-lock.

We didn’t like: It’s quite baffling why Nokia has to have side-ways sim card insertion, where you need give a push with the stylus everytime the sim needs to be taken out. Morale of the story keep the sim inside and never lose the stylus — there’s is no spare. Also, the memory card doesn’t come with the set. Couldn’t find how to stop quite a few apps while they are running and the loudspeaker mode ain’t really loud.

Go for it? At Rs 7000, it’s a pretty handsome deal.

Slim, but basic
The MSI X430 is a slim notebook that does demand more than look.

We like: To start, it is good looking. The white, thin and light machine with a 14-inch screen running on AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 1.6-GHz processor it is one of those notebooks that makes an honest attempt to graduate to the classy level. Though the plastic finish halts it, nonetheless, it’s elegant.

We didn’t like: The battery doesn’t last more than 3 hours. Has glitches in playing HD format videos.

Go for it? At Rs 34,999, this one is over priced. Take a look around.

Unfashionably steady

We like: Qwerty keypad, dual sim, a 4GB expandable memory, 1.3 MP camera, a healthy-sized 2.2” screen, MP3 player, Internet — Zen77 is loaded. The loudspeaker has some good sound.

We didn't like: It lacks the sleekness that it tries to attain.
Go for it? Rs 3299 — do we need to say more?

Go check out
Now, what exactly is this — a cubicle shaped mobile, or a netbook in your palm? The Alcatel ICE 3 mobiles should be cool gadget to check out once it hits the Capital in about a week’s time. With QWERTY keyboard it has E-mail POP3 and access to Facebook, Twitter, Ibibo and MySpace. It has 2 MP camera and MP3 player with the memory going up to 8GB.
Likely to be around Rs 6600, this is sure to create a buzz.