The Phones Show video podcast (used to be The Smartphones Show)

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Programme 82 covers:

  • News from the mobile world
  • Hands-on review of the retail Nokia N97
  • June 2009 - Top 5 phones, bearing in mind all factors, including price(!)
  • Teaser for my Nokia N97 versus HTC Touch Pro 2 head-to-head

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Show 99 - News, plus a main feature detailing my smartphone recommendations for no less than seven categories of user, and yet another retro user story

Show 97 - News, plus a snowy User Story and Symbian's Right of Reply to the industry - I interview Lee Williams

Show 96 - Extended News, plus the Top 10 iPhone Apps, a user story and an introduction to the Nokia N900

Show 95 - Another user testimony, my review of the HTC HD2 and my top eBay smartphone 'bargains'(!)

Show 94 - News of the Sony Ericsson X10, Motorola Droid and more, plus another user testimony, my review of the Nokia N97 mini and our top 10 Android applications

Show 93 - News of two new Blackberry flagships, plus the Android-powered Pulse and Google's New Maps Navigation, Krish Patel's testimony and my big, big Autumn "Top  5  6" Phones(!)

Show 92 - Brief news, Security on your phone, part 2, a hands-on review of the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic and a rant about a device with 6" touchscreen and superb QWERTY keyboard.

Show 91 - News, head-to-head comparison of the main mobile application stores, ways to defeat fear(!) on the Nokia E75, plus an invite to SEE 2009 and the three top entries from the win-a-N97 competition.

Show 90 - Extended news and a hands on review of the HTC Hero.

Show 89 - Extended news (including the Nokia N900) and hands on reviews of the Nokia E52 and E55.

Show 88 - Mini-reviews of the HTC Magic and LG KS360, plus a feature on Touch vs Button-driven phones - is one better than the other?

Show 87 - User testimonies from The Phones Show audience. All videos sent in before the deadline have been published!

Show 86 - Extended News, plus 'Gotta have QWERTY', a look at effective digital zoom in the Nokia N86 and my verdict on the Samsung i8910 HD.

Show 85 - News of the HTC Hero and Nokia updates; James Burland reports on what's new in the iPhone 3GS hardware, plus I respond with a few bits they still need to add

Show 84 - A Symbian special - the Nokia E75 reprised, hands-on review of the Nokia N86 8MP and an interview with Lee Williams, Executive Director of the Symbian Foundation

Archive of earlier Smartphones Shows