Detection, on 03 November 2012 - 19:51, said:
Not sure about the latest Android smartphones, ie. SIII - but I know the Lumia 710 at least (I'd imagine the rest of the Lumia range would follow suit) require a MicroSIM, so if you are needing it unlocked to use in other countries, I'd check you can buy MicroSIM cards for those operators
Although a tip: I bought the Lumia 710 and didn't realise I needed the MicroSIM, so took a chance and cut the chip out of the normal SIMCard to the size of a MicroSIM and it worked 100%, so basically the MicroSIM is the same as a normal SIM minus the plastic surround
Exactly. Most phone stores have SIM-cutters that just push out a microSIM in a second.
Personally phone-wise I'd go for the Nexus 4. It's incredibly fast and extremely cheap when buying it unlocked.
For a tablet get an iPad. No other tablet OS has the same app ecosystem. If you're not interested in that get a Nexus 10. Again, incredible tablet with great hardware at a low price, and you'll be able to re-use any app purchases from your Android phone.
Laptop? Depends on what you need. The Sony Vaio T 13" is a great ultrabook for a low price and it has a great touchscreen to benifit from Windows 8 fully. If that's too small/not powerful enough consider the Vaio S-series. 13" and 15", really good specs, thin, light, long battery life and a dedicated GPU at a good price.