You may notice that one or two HSDPA-enabled handsets, such as the Nokia N95, are missing from this section. We've selected the handsets that we think are currently the best available and, in the case of the Nokia N95, it has since been upgraded to the N95 8GB, which does feature.
You'll also notice that there are no HSDPA-enabled operator-branded handsets here. However, a number of these handsets are made by HTC; and some of these do feature.
As for the phones yet to launch, we've picked four from the major manufacturers that we think will make an impact.
As one of the most powerful and popular phones around, the N95 8GB is an HSDPA-ready phone with a synapse-stretching array of features, including a five-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a whopping 8GB of built-in
storage. Dedicated keys give you one-click access to movies, music, N-Gage-quality games and photos. You can also browse the web and view email attachments on the 2.8-inch QVGA screen. The N95 8GB's high data speeds mean you're only seconds away from applications like Windows Live Messenger, Facebook, Skype, eBay and Google.
Available on: 3, Orange, T-Mobile, O2, Virgin
Key features: Five-megapixel camera/N-Gage games/HSDPA
Memory: 8GB internal
Talktime: 204 mins
Standby: 187 hrs
Video talktime: 126 mins (comes with 3 Video Pack)
Don't be fooled by this candybar's neat, unassuming appearance, as it can access the internet and send emails at mobile broadband speeds over HSDPA. As part of Nokia's Classic range, the phone boasts a simple yet stylish finish with good connectivity via Bluetooth and USB. The 6120 houses a two-megapixel camera with a built-in flash and panorama effect for those wide-angle shots.
Available on: 3
Key features: HSDPA mobile broadband
Memory: Expandable microSD
Talktime: 186 mins
Standby: 230 hrs
Available on: O2, Orange
Key features: Five-megapixel camera/Wi-Fi
Memory: 100MB internal/microSD slot
Talktime: 260 mins
Standby: 225 hrs
The W890i may be light and slim, but it is one of the most powerful handsets in Sony Ericsson's Walkman range. It packs in a 3.2-megapixel camera, Google Maps, RSS feeds and a 2GB memory card. The large screen means menu icons are clearly displayed, and the 3.6Mbps HSDPA makes surfing the web and downloads a speedy experience. This phone has music at its heart, with a host of cool music applications on board.
Available on: 3, Orange, T-Mobile, O2, Vodafone
Key features: Walkman music player
Memory: 2GB Memory Card M2
Talktime: 570 mins
Standby: 360 hrs Video talktime: 200 mins (comes with 3 Video Pack)
This Cyber-shot handset is currently Sony Ericsson's flagship camphone, boasting a five-megapixel lens, auto-focus and Xenon flash. To complement the K850i's mobile broadband data speeds, it offers email, RSS feeds and a 2.2-inch TFT colour display.
Available on: 3, Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone, O2, Virgin
Key features: Five-megapixel camera
Memory: 512MB M2 card
Talktime: Up to 540 mins
Standby: Up to 400 hrs
Video talktime: 200 mins (comes with 3 Video Pack)
The K660i is a striking candybar with mobile broadband and is available in two exotic colour combos - white with a lime trim or black with a wine trim. HSDPA data speeds let you rapidly access online services like Skype, Windows Live Messenger and Google Maps, and the display is surprisingly sharp for such a compact phone. The phone boasts some great video and blogging apps and there's a two-megapixel camera with flash. The lime and white version is only available on 3.
Available on: 3, T-Mobile, O2
Key features: MMS
Memory: 256MB M2 card
Talktime: 540 mins
Standby: 330 hrs
Available on: Vodafone
Key features: GPS sat nav
Talktime: 210 mins
Standby: 265 hrs
The W910i is a stunning Walkman music phone with a smooth slider. It boasts HSDPA on the ‘3G Turbo' network so it's great for web browsing and downloading videos and music. The device also features music recognition service TrackID and Shake It.
Available on: 3, Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Virgin
Memory: Memory Stick Micro (M2)
Video talktime: 200 mins (+ 3 Video Pack)
Available on: T-Mobile
Key features: Business functionality
Standby: 312 hrs
Video talktime: 126 mins
The F490 is one of Samsung UK's most powerful smartphones yet. This touch-screen handset boasts a huge 3.3-inch display, a music player, 3.5mm jack port, Picsel document viewer and Google Search. There's also a five-megapixel camera with auto-focus.
Available on: tbc
Style: Touch-screen slider
Key features: Five-megapixel camera with auto-focus/Google Search
Talktime: Up to 360 mins
Standby: Up to 220 hrs
Most famous for being the world's first ever five-megapixel camphone to feature a 3x optical zoom, the G800 is also a speedy web browser and content downloader. It's not Samsung's slimmest model, but it's certainly one of the most powerful.
Available on: O2, Orange, T-Mobile
Key features: Five-megapixel camera with auto-focus, HSDPA
Talktime: 200 mins
Standby: 220 hrs
HTC has a whole raft of HSDPA-enabled phones, including the S730 and the Touch Cruise. However, it's the Touch Dual that most floats our boat. The Touch Dual slider has a touch-screen OS utilising HTC's clever TouchFlo technology. However, the mobile broadband data speeds gives the Touch Dual the browsing edge over many of its touch-screen contemporaries.
Key features: Touch-screen navigation
Memory: 128MB/microSD slot
Standby: 250 hrs
Available on: O2
Key features: 3.2-megapixel camera/GPS receiver
Memory: 40MB/MemoryStick Micro
The RAZR2 V9 is a stunning clamshell with a slimline stainless steel frame and a two-inch external screen with touch-sensitive keys, which let you choose music and browse photos. HSDPA also makes for a great web browsing experience.
Available on: 3, Vodafone
Key features: HSDPA and video capture
Memory: 45MB internal/microSD card slot
Talktime: 180 mins
Standby: 295 hrs
Key features: Built-in GPS/Google Maps
Memory: 64MB internal/Memory Stick M2 card
Key features: Touch-screen and three-megapixel camera
Talktime: 270 mins
Standby: 300 hrs
The LG Viewty is a mobile broadband handset that's packed with functions. At the heart of the Viewty is the large three-inch high-res touch-screen, which showcases the phone's web browsing and video functions. In fact, you can record high-quality video footage and play it back in slow motion thanks to the 120fps video player.
Available on: 3, Orange, O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Virgin
Memory: 170MB internal/microSD slot
Standby: 285 hrs
Key features: Touch-screen/GPS
Talktime: 420 mins
Standby: 400 hrs
LG's KF700 is the second LG phone to feature HSDPA after the Viewty. It's a smart, compact slider offering three modes of navigation. The main screen is touch-sensitive with haptic vibro-response. The device also has a slide-out keypad and a jog-dial on the side which operates a customisable carousel menu. The KF700 also boasts a capable music player.
Key features: 3.2-megapixel camera/touch-screen
Memory: microSD slot
Standby: 280 hrs
Key features: Video functionality
Talktime: 300 mins
Standby: 380 hrs
The N96 is a dual-slider phone boasting a large 2.8-inch screen, 16GB of internal memory and support for high-quality videos in a wide range of formats, including MPEG-4 and Flash Video. Transferring and accessing videos is rapid with HSDPA and Wi-Fi. There's also an integrated DVB-H receiver, enabling live broadcast TV.
The Xperia X1 is a Windows smartphone featuring a three-inch touch-screen display, a slide-out QWERTY keypad and a cool metal finish. The device boasts sat nav, camera, a stereo music player, Wi-Fi and high-speed uploads and downloads, not to mention the full Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
The Samsung U900 Soul is a slimline slider that combines top features like a five-megapixel camera and HSDPA data speeds with the sleek designer finish you'd expect from an Ultra Edition handset. The Soul offers a ‘magic' touch-sensitive virtual keypad, which transforms according to the phone's mode.