Stuff.tv's 5 hottest phones from MWC 2009

Sony Ericsson IdouThe first big phone out of the blocks in Barcelona, Sony Ericsson's Idou remains a distant reality, due 'in the second half of 09'.

Sony Ericsson Idou

The first big phone out of the blocks in Barcelona, Sony Ericsson's Idou remains a distant reality, due 'in the second half of 09'. The full touchscreen cell will be the UK's first 12MP camera phone, with the usual dose of Walkman extras and a slick, XMB interface to match your PS3 and PSP.

Read our Idou preview, see gallery pictures and watch our hands-on video

The lack of Android at MWC this week has been a major disappointment,  but HTC made sure they stole the headlines with the Magic. Known formerly as the G2, its Google–backed style will be making it to Vodafone rather than T_mobile in the spring. It makes the bulky G1 look ancient by comparison.

Watch our HTC Magic hands-on video

 

There's no doubting that LG has been the company obsessed about going all out to beat Apple's iPhone. The Arena is by a distance their best stab at it yet, with an S class 3D interface which looks very familiar to mobile fans. You'll find a 5MP camera plus multitouch support when it launches next month.

Read 'LG releases full Arena details'

 

 

No touchscreen titans from the Finns, but their first 8MP snapper phone with great style, an accelerometer and support for up to 24GB. The dual slider pushes Nokia into a head on collision with the C905 and i8510, but are they too late to the megapixel party? First impressions would suggest not.

See N86 first impressions and pics

 

The Omnia HD maxes out with a massive 3.8in screen, putting it up with the cool HTC Touch HD. Its real selling point though is its video capabilties, shooting in 720p hi–def, the first phone to do so. Having had a quick play, it seems Sammy has finally nailed the touchscreen tech so vital for their chances.

Read 'Samsung outs Omnia HD'