Music and phones have had a happy marriage for quite some time now, but the latest generation of smart phones has seen storage and media players being taken to the next level. Many handset providers are now making serious waves in the music industry with the release of their own music stores. Of course, Apple has iTunes, but then there’s the Nokia Music Store along with other provider releases. If you’re looking to merge your iPod and phone handset into one device, then it’s now entirely possible to do that with the huge size of a phone’s memory. If you want to find a great music playing handset, then here are three of the best.
This phone has either 16GB or 32GB of hard disk space, which is room for 5,500 or 11,000 tracks respectively. The larger model can have the Nokia ‘Come with Music’ feature, which means you won’t have to spend as much time transferring data onto your cell phone. The phone’s battery can endure a very long 18 days of standby time, 11.5 hours of talk time and 35 hours of music playback! That’s enough time to listen to around 6% of the phones entire disk space. Further features of this handset are a 5 megapixel camera with duel LED flash, applications and pre loaded games including Spore by EA, Asphalt4 and DJ Mix Tour. If you would like to find out more about the Nokia X6, then take a look at the Vodafone website where you can currently pre order one.
Sony Ericsson Satio
Sony Ericsson has been the leading mobile phone manufacturer in camera phone and multimedia technology for a while now, but it decided to combine the Cybershot and Walkman phones together for the Satio. For all its gadgetry, it’s a particularly light phone, which makes it ideal for listening to music if you go for a jog. While it only comes with an initial 8GB of storage, it’s possible to upgrade to 32GB by getting another card. Along with its excellent camera and music capabilities, this smart phone also has 340 hours standby battery life, a 3.5 inch touchscreen and Wi-FI as standard.
One of the larger smart phones available, the HTC HD2 comes with a 4.3 TFT resistive touchscreen and a powerful battery, while weighing in at 157 grams. It comes with 16 GB of storage space built in, but users can upgrade to 32 GB if they choose. Naturally, the HD2 has mobile broadband (7.2 Mbps HSDPA), plus it includes Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth 2.1. It is even be able to act as a Wi-Fi router for another computer. It also includes a 5 MPx camera with auto-focus, a microSD card reader, GPS receiver, 1,230 mAh battery, and a 3.5 mm headset jack. This HTC device comes with Windows Mobile’s standard collection of mobile apps: Outlook Office, Media Player. Opera Mobile is the default web browser. The multimedia player is capable of playing MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AVI(DiVX/XviD), MP4, WMV, H.264 and H.263 formats. Check out the Vodafone website for more info on the HTC range, and the other phones featured here.