Top Handsets for Social Networking

ComScore’s research showed that 30.8 percent of smartphone users accessed social networking sites via their mobile browser. Phone manufacturers have been taking things one step further by integrating standalone programs for social networking sites for their smartphones. BlackBerry Torch 9800, HTC Desire HD, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, Samsung Galaxy S i9000, and LG Optimus 7 are among those which offer a social network aggregator so that users can access all of their communications from one application.


HTC Desire HD

HTC Desire HD comes with 8-megapixel color camera, 720p HD video recording, auto focus and dual LED flash, and huge 4.3-inch screen. However, it does not support video calls and screen does not look as vibrant as AMOLED. The smartphone is proved to be one of the most loved gadgets for its features to ease and enhance networking.


Users can post a status update simultaneously to multiple social networks.


BlackBerry Torch 9800

BlackBerry Torch 9800 features a touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard. Except needed improvements for staying in step with the competition, BlackBerry OS 6 brings improvements like universal search and multimedia experience.


With BlackBerry Torch 9800, users can broadcast to all social networks at one go.


LG Optimus 7

Like other Windows Phone 7 smartphones from other manufacturers, LG Optimus 7 is a slate-style handset with three navigation buttons on its front face. The phone has elegant and stylish design. It is easy to use DLNA sharing feature. However, LG Opitmus 7 offers needed improvements like weak camera flash.


The People Hub currently integrates only Facebook feeds.



Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 comes with a large 4-inch touchscreen display, 8 MP camera of the 3264×2448 pixels, 3.5mm audio jack, and LED flash along with video recording capabilities. However, the phone is more expensive than other brands’ similar models.


Users can present their activities, from Facebook and Twitter updates to recent text messages.


Samsung Galaxy S i9000

Samsung Galaxy S i9000 features Google search, maps, Youtube, 8 GB/16GB storage with 512 MB RAM and microSD support up to 32GB, blazingly fast 1GHz processor, good camera which supports 720p video recording. This excellent high-end Android smartphone integrates email, SMS, and social-networking feeds.


The phone’s Write and Go application lets users swype a message and send it directly from the notepad by SMS or email.



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