MOBILE CHOICE AWARDS: Best Handset for Social Networking

Texting is so passé - why reach one person when you can reach all 500 of your closest friends and followers? Social networking on mobiles climbed to an all-time high this year, as handsets brimmed with all manner of social apps from Facebook to Foursquare.


Our winner? The Samsung Wave. Powered by Samsung's own OS, bada, the Wave lets you sync contacts wtih Facebook, Twitter, Windows Live, Gmail, Microsoft Exchange and more; or set up a feature packed universal calendar that includes Facebook events - and the ability to invite friends direct from the app. The turbo-charged phonebook lets you view all communication - whether text, call, or social network messaage - you've had with a friend from their contact card, plus updates and albums they've posted across their social networks. All this crammed into a gorgeous chassis with Sammy's trademark hyper-bright, clear super AMOLED screen makes for a very worthy winner.


The shortlist

HTC Wildfire
BlackBerry Torch 9800
INQ Chat 3G
Motorola Flipout

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