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Top 10 mobile devices to watch the Olympics on

The INQUIRER lists the best tablets, smartphones and laptops for watching the games
Fri Jun 29 2012, 12:00
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WITH JUNE CREEPING TO AN END, the Olympic games are rapidly approaching. While we're sure that many of you are like us poor London-based workers, dreading the chaos they might cause for the daily commute, we're equally sure there are many of you who are Olympics fans eager to see the games.

But what to do for you diehard fans? Unless you're one of the lucky ones that had the good sense to book some solid holiday telly time to watch the Olympics or are among the select few to actually win a Willy Wonka golden ticket that gets you into the events, you're going to be stuck working through the games.

This means that if you want to watch the games you'll need to slyly do it at your desk or on the commute to and from work - two approaches that require a mobile, Wi-Fi enabled, easily concealable portable device.

But then comes the question, which one? With a slew of devices out there, each costing multiple hundreds of pounds, picking your Olympic Games viewing tool of choice can be a daunting decision. But fear not, as we've selected the 10 best portable devices on the market for watching the games.

10) Lumia 900
Though Windows Phone doesn't have a BBC Iplayer app just yet, the platform's premier Lumia 900 handset has one of the nicest screens on market, making it an ideal choice for catching up on finished events.Nokia Lumia 900 Browser

This is mainly due to the fact that the Lumia 900 features a sizable 4.3in 800x480 AMOLED display, which thanks to the use of Clearblack technology remains crisp and vibrant even in the most difficult lighting conditions.

Additionally, with a 1,830mAh battery the Lumia 900 usually manages to survive past the six and a half hour mark even with heavy video streaming, meaning that it should let even the most avid Olympics enthusiast get their fill of content.

9) San Diego
Orange's new own-brand San Diego is the first Android phone ever to have an Intel chip, with an Intel 1.6GHz Atom Z2460 processor that the company claims is "tailor made" for the operating system. San Diego Orange front angle perspective

Retailing for £200 on pay as you go with Orange and featuring a reasonably sized 4in 600x1024 display that looks legible and crisp even when viewed in outdoor conditions, the San Diego is a solid budget choice for any user looking to watch the games on the go.

Additionally, as a final added bonus, the San Diego is compatible with Orange's 24/7 Sport service, meaning that you can get automatic updates on events you miss on the fly.

 

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