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Top 10 portable devices for watching the London Olympics

06 Jul 2012

With under a month until the Olympic Games begin, unless you're one of the lucky ones that got tickets to the event - or booked holiday to watch it all on TV - you'll most likely be working through the Games.

This means that if you want to watch the events you'll need do it either on the sly at your desk, or on the commute to and from work - two practices that require a portable, 3G or Wi-Fi enabled and easily concealable device.

But, which one? With stacks of devices out there, each costing several hundred pounds, picking your viewing tool of choice can seem daunting.

So to help, V3 has selected the 10 best portable devices on the market to watch the events on, so you should never miss a moment.

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 V3

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

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

9. Orange San Diego
Orange's new own brand San Diego is the first Android phone to run using an Intel chip, packing a 1.6GHz Z2460 processor that the company claims is "tailor made" for the operating system.

San Diego Orange front angle perspective

Retailing for £200 on pay and go with Orange, and featuring a reasonably sized 4in 600x1024 display that looked legible and crisp even when viewed in outdoor conditions, the device is a solid choice for any user looking to watch the Games on the go.

Additionally, as a final added bonus, the device is compatible with Orange's 24/7 Sport service, meaning you can get automatic updates on the events as they happen.

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Alastair Stevenson

Alastair has worked as a reporter covering security and mobile issues at V3 since March 2012. Before entering the field of journalism Alastair had worked in numerous industries as both a freelance copy writer and artist.

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