Eye-controlled earphones

[MWC 2010] Forget about using your fingers to control the volume of your earphones, alongside a change in tracks. NTT DoCoMo demonstrated their new eye-controlled earphones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. All eye movement is detected by electrodes, enabling users to send commands to their device where among them include play, pause, and skip. This is made possible since eyeballs contain minute electrical potential which can be […]


Acer TouchPortal user interface on demonstration

[MWC 2010] Acer’s TouchPortal user interface was on display for all and sundry to check out at MWC 2010 in Barcelona, Spain, where it had the Aspire 1820P as the hardware platform of choice to run this next-generation user interface. The Aspire 1820P convertible tablet is no lightweight in terms of hardware specifications, and it does seem to run the TouchPortal user interface without a snag. Just like the iPhone […]


Acer neoTouch P400 Windows Mobile 6.5 Phone

[MWC 2010] The neoTouch P400 could be seen as the Windows Mobile nemesis of the beTouch E400 (Android). However, the user experience is very different. Here, you have Windows Mobile 6.5 – and that’s convenient if you edit Office documents, but to be honest, the application offering lacks sexiness. Now that we’ve seen Windows Phone 7 Series in action – it is really hard to get excited by a Windows […]


Mirasol ultralow-power display hands-on

[MWC 2010] I’m holding in my hand the latest, best and largest version of Mirasol – an ultra-low power display that could power the next-generation of Color Kindle and many more ebook readers. Not only does the display consume only a fraction of what an LCD would, but it is also very readable in direct sunlight. In average lighting conditions, it is not as bright as an LCD, but the […]


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Huawei SmaKit S7

Updated article with photo gallery – original article posted 02/15/2010 [MWC 2010] Huawei’s SmaKit S7 is yet another device from Huawei that features a 7″ widescreen display with a 800 x 480 resolution. You will be able to check out its information-sharing capability across displays, being able to present the same content simultaneously on computers, cellphones and TV displays. With the SmaKit S7 tablet, one is able to access local […]


iWonder $100 Tablet Powered by Marvell

[MWC 2010 Mobile Focus] Foxconn, a powerful Taiwanese contract manufacturer, is set to debut a $100 Android tablet in China. Of course, $100 is incredibly cheap and at that price you can’t expect to have a build quality comparable to an iPad: The device is made of cheap plastic, and the 800×600 (I’m eyeballing here) display is a little fuzzy, but it runs Android apps. I was not able to […]


HTC HD Mini unveiled

[MWC 2010] Just fresh from the launch, the HTC HD Mini was exposed on the show. The idea behind the HTC HD mini is that you *should* have the same user experience (than the HD) – but with a smaller device… Anyway, the device has a 3.2” (320×480) capacitive screen, which is much smaller than the previous 4.3” display – but it is not really mini by ordinary phone standards. […]


Alcatel-Lucent: New API Aggregation Model To Accelerate Revenue Opportunities

[MWC 2010] Today Alcatel-Lucent announced a new cloud based developer platform that will drastically change the traditional API (application programming interface) aggregation model, according to the company. Alcatel-Lucent’s developer platform provides service providers and enterprises with tools that enable partners and third-party developers to build, test, manage and distribute applications across networks, including television, broadband Internet and mobile. The company claims that its new platform will make the application development […]


LG GD880 Mini

[MWC 2010] The much anticipated LG GD880 Mini, touted the “smallest and slimmest 3.2-inch full touchscreen on the market” by LG is finally officially launched. I briefly saw it a few days ago, the design is elegant and sleek giving the phone a mirror-like look. The new “Social Network Connect” interface that allows users to access the social web (aka Twitter and Facebook built-in apps) easily seemed well designed as […]


LG GT540

[MWC 2010] We have seen the LG GT540 when it was launched at CES in January, but no official pricing was disclosed at the time. Targeted to the first-time smartphone users, the Android-powered LG GT540 is optimized for entertainment and social web usage via LG proprietary SNS Manager. It will be available in 4 colors and will retail in Europe starting from May 2010 for 300 Euros without a plan […]


MWC: Windows Phone 7 Series Officially Announced

[MWC 2010] What was all the hype about the “Windows Phone”? Was it going to be a new Microsoft-branded phone like the Google Nexus One? As it is, today Windows Phone 7 Series has been unveiled, which certainly looks like the whole Windows Mobile experience has been redesigned from the ground up, and it will bring together Xbox LIVE games and the Zune music and video experience to your mobile […]


Nokia at Mobile World Congress – Wrap Up

[MWC 2010] Nokia has just finished their press conference at Mobile World Congress 2010 and a lot was said, but little was substantial and up to the audience’s expectations (whether reasonable or not). First, no new device was announced, which is kind of weird, but I guess that Nokia World is now the new place for this type of launches, and it is somewhat understandable. Secondly, Nokia has announced that […]


Huawei U8800 is first 3G/HSPA+ Android handset

[MWC 2010] Huawei breaks new ground with their brand new U8800 which is touted to be the first 3G/HSPA+ Android handset in the market, capable of offering download speeds of up to 14Mbps – assuming your telco network supports it, of course. Expect the Huawei U8800 to be powered by the latest Android 2.1 operating system, making sure it is at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, at least where Android-powered […]


Huawei U8100/U8110 are entry-level handsets

[MWC 2010] Huawei’s U8100/U8110 entry-level handsets will both feature a 2.8″ wide QVGA touchscreen display as well as a dual camera setup, where its 0.3-megapixels located on the front will cater to those who want to hold video conversations, as well as a more decent 3.2-megapixel shooter at the back. The inclusion of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth helps you hook up to the Internet at selected hotspots while making data transmission […]