MWC 2011: Take Away
As we’re heading into a well deserved week-end, we would like to look back at last week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) – the world’s biggest wireless tradeshow. It has been the busiest one that we’ve seen, and one of the most interesting as well. The synergy between handset makers and chip makers has never been so strong and we can tell that the industry is reaching a comfortable cruise speed […]

LG Optimus 3D smartphone priced and ready to rock the UK
The pretty popular LG Optimus 3D smartphone over at MWC 2011 (which recently ended just in case you crawled out from a rock) has been slapped with a sticker price, and is up for pre-order over at Expansys.co.uk. This is the first glasses-free 3D smartphone, and our initial impressions of it can be found here. Of course, for those who feel that the 3D element will put a spanner in […]

Apple iPhone wins the Best Mobile Device Award at the Mobile World Congress
If anyone can make an impact without even showing up, it has to be Apple. At the Mobile World Congress, the fruity Cupertino company was nowhere to be found (understandable since they prefer to host their own launch events anyway) – but that didn’t stop them from being the topic of discussion despite the plethora of Android and other devices that made their debut at the event. To make matters […]

Samsung Galaxy Mini caters for those on a tight budget
[MWC] We know that times are still pretty hard at the moment, so it is no surprise to see handset manufacturers concentrate more than just the high end side of things – in fact, the entry level and mid-range market are normally where the big money is. Folks who have been hankering after an Android smartphone which isn’t top-of-the-line can look forward to the Samsung Galaxy Mini which was announced […]

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Skype Access Wi-Fi service announced
[MWC] Skype has taken the opportunity at this year’s MWC in Barcelona to announce its latest development of their own Wi-Fi service known as Skype Access. Its partnership will be expanded to cover more than 500,000 locations worldwide, where previously it was at around 200,000 locations – less than half of the new amount. This service should come across as more popular among those who do not want to pay […]

Samsung offers more details on bada 2.0 operating system at MWC
[MWC] Samsung might be churning out some pretty mean Android-powered smartphones at the moment, but that doesn’t mean the consumer electronics giant is not going to concentrate on their in-house developed mobile operating system platform that is bada. Over at MWC, Samsung did show bada some love by parading the next major update of the operating system to developers, where we can expect bada 2.0 to deliver multitasking capability, push […]

Qualcomm announces HSPA+ 84Mbps chipset
[MWC 2011] Qualcomm has just announced its latest mobile chipset, namely the MDM8225. This chipset offers full support for HSPA+ Release 9/HSPA+ 84Mbps. T-Mobile already has plans for HSPA+ 84Mbps and also HSPA+ 168Mbps, so this is definitely a step in the right direction. This latest chipset will support dual-carrier technology, allowing it to utilize multiple frequencies at the same time. T-Mobile’s 3G/4G network already uses the 1700MHz and 2100MHz […]

Jabra announces STONE2 Bluetooth headset
[MWC] Jabra intends to set MWC 2011 alight with a couple of announcements, where the STONE2 Bluetooth headset makes waves by bringing a whole new level of usability to Bluetooth headsets. Expect to see a combination of features that are not short on style either, sharing a rather similar but revolutionary design as the hugely successful Jabra STONE. This next generation Jabra STONE2 will offer a new voice concept that […]

ZTE introduces its Light 2 tablet with Pixel Qi display
[MWC 2011] ZTE has just introduced its new Android-powered tablet, namely the ZTE Light 2. One of the standout features of this tablet will be the use of Pixel Qi’s new 7-inch sunlight-readable display. Aside from the display, this tablet is powered by a 1GHz processor and Android 2.2, along with 4GB of storage. The tablet itself is fairly light, measuring in at 12.6mm thick and the use of Pixel […]

ZTE Skate debuts at MWC 2011
[MWC] ZTE from China hasn’t really impressed all that much when it comes to their range of smartphones, but this time around, the company decided to take advantage of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to roll out their Android-powered Skate. Why is it called that? Well, the phone was apparently “inspired by a skate board”, where it features a 4.3″ display of unknown resolution, with Android 2.3 Gingerbread running at […]

Deutsche Telekom to roll out NFC payments with T-Mobile USA, NFC iPhone involved?
[MWC 2011] Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile, has announced that it’ll begin to launch NFC payment systems for phones across multiple markets this year and will have a full deployment in 2012. T-Mobile USA is going to be involved in the fun via the Isis initiative announced a while back in partnership with AT&T and Verizon. NFC contactless payment systems are something that should be increasingly popular over […]

HTC ChaCha and Salsa unveiled with dedicated Facebook button
[MWC 2011] Remember those leaked HTC phones with a dedicated Facebook button? Turns out that those phones were real, as HTC has unveiled the HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa, both devices that offer easy access to Facebook via a dedicated button. These phones are powered by Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 and use the latest version of HTC Sense to integrate Facebook throughout the device. When making a phone call to a […]

HTC Desire S unveiled at Mobile World Congress
[MWC] After being revealed one year ago to the world at the very same event, HTC has decided to show off the successor to the HTC Desire. Called the HTC Desire S, it takes cues from the HTC Legend’s design and is sculpted out of a single block of aluminum. It packs Qualcomm’s new 1GHz Snapdragon MSM8255 processor to ensure your phone speeds along, and has a 3.7″ (800 x […]

HTC Incredible S unveiled
[MWC 2011] Large displays are always great and HTC’s latest Incredible S offers users a bright 4-inch WVGA Super LCD display, not to mention stereo surround sound. This phone is an upgraded version of the Droid Incredible and offers juicy specifications such as a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, 768MB of RAM, 8-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash, 720p video recording, along with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. You also get Bluetooth, […]