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ap­pre­ci­ate the ro­bust shell of this phone. The Tough T90 has a black rub­ber ex­te­rior that prom­ises to with­stand knocks, drops and bumps and is re­sis­tant to both dust and wa­ter. This means you can splash it, even rinse it un­der a tap, though you shouldn’t take it swim­ming. Its other spec­i­fi­ca­tions are less im­pres­sive, though, in­clud­ing a 2-megapixel cam­era, FM ra­dio, MP3 player and space for a Mi­croSD card. be­hind Nokia’s de­ci­sion to shrink its much-hyped N97 phone and cre­ate this Mini ver­sion. The N97 Mini only shaves 12g and a few mil­lime­tres off its big brother, but it’s a slicker prod­uct nonethe­less. A 3.2-inch screen shows off live pan­els, a five­megapixel cam­era fea­tures and a full QW­ERTY key­board slides from be­neath the hand­set to let users send Ex­change emails. Lag and Sym­bian soft­ware hold it back. meets Mi­crosoft’s hard­ware de­mands with a 1GHz pro­ces­sor, 5-megapixel cam­era and 8GB stor­age, and adds HTC apps, in­clud­ing spirit level, photo edi­tor and stock watcher. The Tro­phy’s limited bat­tery life can be a chal­lenge how­ever. The Google An­droid phone also fea­tures a 5-megapixel cam­era with flash and an 800Mhz pro­ces­sor, mak­ing it less pow­er­ful than its HD big brother. Due next year.

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