Product: NEC N820 Price: Less than $3,500 Pros: Good display and value Cons: Struggles to compete with features of rivals The N820 is NEC's contender in the mid-range market for clamshell phones, which is dominated by rivals such as Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sharp. To a large extent it succeeds. This phone looks very similar and has many of the same features but at a lower price. Overall, however, NEC's rivals squeeze in more features for a minimal price difference. As one might expect of a contemporary clamshell, the N820 has two attractive colour displays. On the outside is a one-inch 108x80 pixel STN screen, while on the inside is a 2.2-inch 320x240 QVGA TFT display. The N820's camera is basic, at a standard 300K colours, taking 640x480 pictures. However, it does have a mobile assist light to help with darker environments. While the phone lacks removable storage (an unusual oversight for a phone of this size), the four megabytes of onboard memory will be plenty for most users. The data can be synchronised with a personal computer via either Bluetooth or USB. Other features worth mentioning include infrared, a speaker phone, 64 polyphonic ring tones and voice dialling. The N820 will be available in mid-April.