Stuck for a last minute stocking stuffer? Why not take a look at the (aptly named) Telstra QWERTY-Touch? This $129 prepaid phone packs a lot of punch.

QWERTY-touch-blog-contentFeaturing a QWERTY keyboard and 2.6” QVGA capacitive touch colour screen (hence the name…), Android 2.3 operating system, an FM Radio and media player, the QWERTY-Touch is available in 2 colours – Raven Black and Flamingo Pink.

The keyboard is great on the QWERTY-Touch. Typing text messages and emails is as good an experience as on far more expensive handsets, and in some cases – a lot better. The touch screen also responds well – but screen size may not suite everyone. Using WhereiS® Navigator, I was able to adequately expand the screen to read street names.

From the Android Market I downloaded a couple of free apps, and then jumped onto Facebook® to see what my friends were up to. Then I jumped onto Mobile FOXTEL from Telstra to watch the news and some sport. I found the video from Foxtel was clear and did not suffer from a small screen at all. Both sound and vision were very clear.

Next the obligatory games were downloaded – and even though I am used to larger screen devices these days, I found the gaming experience to be up to standard.

The QWERTY-Touch is also expandable – up to 32GB of expandable memory via a MicroSD card to store your favourite music. Of course, the standard features of speakerphone, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, alarm, calendar, stopwatch and voice recorder are included.

Talk time is up to 180 minutes and standby time up to 200 hour, and the QWERTY-Touch weighs 126g. Running on the Next G® network, the QWERTY-Touch has HSPDA 7.2mbps and has a 2 mega-pixel camera.

All up, a great entry level Android smartphone just waiting for you to take home.

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