3 NOKIA N9
Nokia, $799 (16GB) nokia.com.au ★★★★ This could be the start of a comeback. The Nokia N9 is the first smartphone run entirely by its touchscreen. Users instead control this smartphone entirely with finger swipes. Open an app and push it away with a sweep of your finger when you’re done. From the home screen users can swipe left to a news feed or right to open apps. A half-sweep up the screen reveals shortcuts to its dialler, messages, web browser and a quite impressive 8-megapixel camera. It has a Carl Zeiss lens and dual LED flash, while a front-facing camera hides in the bottom corner. The N9’s solid body and 3.9-inch (10cm) screen impresses and its MeeGo software delivers a slick, enjoyable and genuinely different experience.