Articles about MWC 2012

E Ink Android Handset Gets 1-Week Battery Life
If you are out in the market looking for a high end flagship smartphone for your mobile communication needs (and some gaming on the side too, of course), then you would do well to give this story a miss. After all, who would want an Android 2.3 Gingerbread device in this day and age? The handset in question that we are talking about here is the E Ink Android phone, […]

Texas Instruments demonstrates ultrasonic stylus
Earlier at MWC, Texas Instruments demonstrated a stylus that could be described as a mix between a stylus and a laser pointer, allowing the user to navigate the interface of a tablet over ultrasonic frequencies. This will allow the user to select, navigate, and zoom in and out without having to actually touch the screen unless they wanted/needed to. This is achieved with the use of microphones placed in each […]

Panasonic Eluga Power announced, possible Optimus Vu and Galaxy Note competitor
A little over a week ago, we reported on the Panasonic Eluga, an Android handset that marked the Japanese company’s re-entry into the European market. However it was later reported that apart from the Eluga, Panasonic had plans for a more high-end version of the Eluga, a “premium” model so to speak, and that model has been revealed to be the Panasonic Eluga Power.

LG shows off the first voice to video conversion over LTE at MWC 2012
[MWC 2012] Today at the Mobile World Congress, LG demonstrated the world’s first voice-to-video conversion over a LTE network. The demonstration used LG’s proprietary technology which allows users to switch back and forth between high quality voice and high resolution video call modes during an ongoing conversation. Remember the days of hanging up your voice call just so you can make another call in video mode? Well, with LG’s voice-to-video […]


LG Optimus Vu First Impressions
[MWC 2012] With the LG Optimus Vu, LG is entering deep into Galaxy Note territory, and while many consider these big smartphones to be a nice market (we haven’t heard actual sales numbers), both LG and Samsung seem to think that it’s more than that. I personally like the idea of a bigger smartphone – because I tend to use it more as a computer than as a phone, but […]

ZTE PF112 launched
[MWC 2012] At the Mobile World Congress this year, ZTE announced a whole bunch of new phones. Earlier we gave you some hands on pictures of the quad-core ZTE Era, and now we’ve got some of the ZTE PF112. It wasn’t mentioned what processor the phone was running on, but it does pack a huge 4.5″ (1028 x 720) display, an 8-megapixel autofocus (1080p video, 720p for video calling) camera, […]

Exent GameTanium now on tablets
[MWC 2012] Remember GameTanium, the video game rental service for Android devices? It launched in July last year for Android smartphones, and it looks it’s now ready to take over other platforms. At MWC 2012, Exent announced that GameTanium will be available on Android tablets. For those of you not in the know, GameTanium is a subscription based service that lets you play an unlimited number of full-version games on […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Preview
[MWC 2012] Samsung has announced a refresh with the Galaxy Tab 2 line, that features 10.1” and 7” model that come with various levels of internal storage (8GB, 16GB, 32GB). Surprisingly, the new Galaxy Tab 2 aren’t so different from their predecessors. Both have gotten a facelift and feature a newer design, and the two things that I really cared about were Android 4.0 and the microSD slot. In my […]

Galaxy Note 10.1 Preview
[MWC 2012] We got a chance to play with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, a device that marks the entry of the “Note” Series as a family of devices, rather than a smartphone name.  To give you some context, Samsung believes that touch devices have not yet realized their full potential and that the use of a pen, in addition to touch, is a fundamental building block in providing a […]

Orange Santa Clara Smartphone with Intel Hands On
[MWC 2012] After the Intel press conference last night we got a few demos of the new Intel Medfield devices including the newly announced Orange Smartphone codenamed Santa Clara. Intel touts its Medfield platform to provide blazing speed and high fluidity to the user interface, internet browsing, HD video playback and 3D gaming.

Facebook announces industry initiatives to help mobile developers
[MWC 2012] Facebook held a press conference at MWC 2012 earlier today to announce its plans to help developers reach more people, by helping them with distribution across all platforms. This means over the web on desktop computers to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The three key areas they’ve decided to focus on are: app discovery, mobile browser fragmentation and payments. Firstly, Facebook announced that Open Graph will soon […]

Intel announces Lava XOLO X900 Android smartphone for India
[MWC 2012] Earlier today we covered how France and the UK would be receiving an Intel Android smartphone of its own in form of the Orange Santa Clara. Perhaps in an attempt to reach a wider audience by targeting developing markets and kick start their new Intel Medfield SoC, Intel together with Lava, one of India’s fastest growing mobile handset companies, has announced the XOLO X900 for the Indian market, […]

Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD – official specs
[MWC 2012] Yesterday the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD Android tablet was spotted on parade by a model, and today the Chinese manufacturer has decided to release more details about the tablet. Launching the tablet at the Mobile World Congress 2012, it is said to be the world’s first 10″ quad-core tablet (which is a weird claim to make since there’s already a 10″ quad-core tablet called the Transformer Prime). Regardless […]

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Hands-On
[MWC 2012] The Asus transformer Pad Infinity was just announced, and while it superficially looks like the Asus Transformer Prime, it is different on a few very important points: it has a full HD (1920×1080) display, a wireless broadband (HSPA+ and LTE) version with a SnapDragon dual-core processor (where the Transformer Prime had a quad-core Tegra 3 processor). To be clear, there is apparently a Tegra 3 version, which is […]

Asus PadFone Preview (updated with video)
[MWC 2012] The Asus PadFone is one of the more interesting concepts of this show: PadFone is a smartphone that turns into a tablet, which turns into a laptop. Interestingly, the concept has been thought about before, but Asus is the first company that has an actual implementation that works, at least it works enough to make it worth your time. You will ultimately decide if it is worth your […]

Fujitsu's Ultra High Spec Smartphone (Tegra 3)
[MWC 2012] We stumbled upon this Fujitsu Tegra 3 smartphone prototype, and although we could not boot or use the interface, we snapped some photos and here are our first impressions: it has a very classic look and is pretty much your average Android smartphone. In the back, there’s what seems to be a tactile sensor, but we’re not completely sure and are waiting for the official answer (or any […]

Nokia 808 PureView Hands-On (updated with video)
[MWC 2012] I got some hands-on time with the Nokia 808 Symbian smartphone, and of course, the first (and only) thing that I wanted to look at was the 41 Megapixel camera that can capture photos as high-res as 38 Megapixels (only in 4:3 ratio). The demo was extremely interesting as the effective Megapixels of the phone could be used in a couple of different ways. Basically you can choose […]

ASUS Transformer Pad 300 is an affordable quad-core tablet
[MWC 2012] If you’re looking for a quad-core tablet but don’t want to shell out the money for the ASUS Transformer Prime, you’re in luck as ASUS has announced the Transformer Pad 300 series, a more affordable quad-core tablet with a price tag of $399, a good $100-$200 cheaper than the ASUS Transformer Prime.

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity announced with 1920x1200 display
[MWC 2012] For those that thought the ASUS Transformer Prime was the best the company was offering at the moment, you would be mistaken as the Taiwanese company has recently unveiled the Android 4.0 powered ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity, dropping the Eee Pad moniker in the process.