All of which is the background to a review of what is, in some ways, a stunning smartphone, with specs right at the very top of anybody's range. To recap:
- 3.7" AMOLED capacitive glass touchscreen
- 8 megapixel stills, 720p (1280 by 720 pixel frame by 30fps) 'HD' video capture
- Powered by the TI OMAP 3430 chipset, based on the ARM Cortex A8 architecture, with a POWERVR SGX graphics co-processor. In layman's language, this thing kicks butt graphically. In theory, this means that advanced (iPhone-grade) 3D games are possible.
- 256MB of RAM, 150MB free after booting. So you'll never, ever, hit a RAM ceiling and receive an 'out of memory' message.
- 8GB of flash memory built-in, plus microSD (there's also a 16GB version, by the way)
- The usual Wi-Fi, GPS, quad band GSM, tri-band 3G, plus TV-out, UPnP, Bluetooth and Digital Compass