Reviews round-up

HTC Magic

We've been tracking the arrival of the HTC Magic for some time. It's the second coming for Google's Android platform, and is designed to rival the iPhone's ease-of-use and expandability, with a modern OS and an online Marketplace store. We see if it the phone manages to live up to its name.

With finances as they are, investing in serious video conferencing kit makes a lot of sense, The LifeSize Room 200 kit offers up to 1080p video quality for the cost of not that many business class tickets. We see how well it works in practice.

Backup is an essential part of any business. Computer Associates' ARCserve Backup r12.5 software employs the latest deduplication technology to make as efficient use of your storage as possible. It certainly impresses Dave Mitchell, which is saying something.

Finally, we end the week as we started with an HTC phone review. The Touch 3G isn't a top-of-the-line handset, so does it have what it takes to cut the mustard as a business device?

Benny Har-Even

Benny Har-Even is a twenty-year stalwart of technology journalism who is passionate about all areas of the industry, but telecoms and mobile and home entertainment are among his chief interests. He has written for many of the leading tech publications in the UK, such as PC Pro and Wired, and previously held the position of technology editor at ITPro before regularly contributing as a freelancer.

Known affectionately as a ‘geek’ to his friends, his passion has seen him land opportunities to speak about technology on BBC television broadcasts, as well as a number of speaking engagements at industry events.