Is a music mobile a real iPod rival?
August 2007 Page 54-55
I was very disappointed to see that this review did not include the Nokia N91. The Nokia reviewed (5300) is lower in the range, and thus the review is not fair to Nokia's overall product range. If there was any concern about this being an expensive phone, I should point out that it is available free on many contracts (I know this because it was free on my contract over a year ago). I also note that you have reviewed the model in the past, yet it does not even appear in the mp3 section of your buyers guide. If you have any concern that you would be reviewing too many Nokia phones, I should point out that you did review two Sony Ericsson phones. Also, since the release of the N91, there has been released an updated version with 8GB of storage.
Also, I'm not sure that the phrase in the HTC review is helpful "even movies sound pretty good thanks to WMV support" is helpful. Support of a particular video format does not equal high quality sound in video playback. Firstly, the MP4 video format supported by many other phones can include the modern audio codec MPEG 4 AAC. Secondly the sound quality of the video will vary with the bitrate it is encoded at. And thirdly, the sound quality will depend on the quality of decoding by the phone and the other electronics that handle the output. It is fine for you to say it supports WMV and the movie sound quality is good, but I do not think you should link these two matters with "thanks to", as you did in the review.
Unfortunately, this is not the first problem with your magazine. If your review quality does not improve, I will have to seriously consider cancelling my subscription.