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    We recently learned just which smartphone models Nokia may be preparing to show off at this year's Mobile World Congress, including the Lumia 900 and Lumia 610. There's another Lumia model that we've talked about in the past but haven't heard much about lately, one that's starting to make some noise again. Could Nokia be planning on using the MWC to demonstrate this supposed Lumia 719, as well? We last mentioned the Lumia 719 just before our coverage of the CES began, when we were still trying to work-out what Nokia would have to display at that event. We had heard of the 719 as a ...

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    We've gotten wind of the names, but not the details, of the handsets Nokia reportedly plans on revealing later this month at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress. The six devices are supposedly split evenly among smartphones -- two Windows Phones and a Symbian -- and three S60 S40 featurephones. Specifically, we're now expecting the global version of the Lumia 900, an entry-level handset dubbed the Lumia 610, and the Nokia 808 PureView, which has been rumored as a full touchscreen successor to the camera-centric N8. Also tipped were the Asha 302, Asha 203, and Asha 202. As for the Windows ...

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    As has been rumored, Nokia is indeed bringing a pair of Windows Phones to Mobile World Congress, a global version of the Lumia 900 and a new entry-level handset, the Lumia 610. Specs on the 900 are well-known, but details on the the 610 remain elusive; we're pretty sure that it sports a five-megapixel camera, which casts some doubt on the purported specifications making the rounds which give it just a three-megapixel shooter. Apparently the 610 will come in four different shades, while the 900 will be available in white, black, and cyan. Nokia is also expected to announce the spiritual ...

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    Panasonic, a brand not typically associated with high-tech gadgetry (they make great bathroom exhaust fans!) has taken the wraps off of their Eluga Power tabphone, a device that has a 5.0" 720p display (though part of that screen is utilized by software Android buttons) and a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU running on Android 4.0. Even with such a large display the Eluga Power is a svelte 9.6mm thick (which is essentially the same thickness as the Galaxy Note). The 1,800mAh battery of the device can be charged all the way to the 50% mark within just 30 minutes, which is pretty ...

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    3.5-inch FWVGA display, and a 1.0GHz dual-core processor plus 1GB of RAM is what's on the Sony Xperia U, pretty much like on the Sony Xperia P, the two phones the Japanese company has announced today while in Barcelona at the MWC. We take a look at the white version of the Sony Xperia U in our video below but the device will be available in a black flavor too, once it hits the market in the second quarter of the year. As with the Xperia P, the Xperia U has great build quality and Sony is really taking its new design signature forward with its line-up.

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    HTC announced the One S Android phone today, alongside the One X, and we really need to say that, despite HTC going forward with their design policy, the One S is continuing its trend with excellent build quality. The One S is powered by a Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon processor and has a 4.3-inch display with qHD resolution. Also on-board is 1GB of RAM and 16GB of Internal Storage alongside Bluetooth 3.0 radio, Wi-Fi b/g/n, eight-megapixel main camera, VGA webcam and the usual suspects.

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    The Sony Xperia S was indeed launched at this year's CES but we've managed to finally get our hands-on with the device here in Barcelona, half way around the world. The Xperia S features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch 720p screen with Reality Display technology, a huge 12-megapixel camera with mobile-Exmor R backlit sensor, and a 720p-capable front-facing webcam. Also on-board is NFC support, HDMI-out, and 32GB of internal flash storage. One could really say that the Xperia S is really the AT&T Sony Xperia Ion but the 12-megapixel camera should be capable of producing excellent stills.

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    Sony (sans Ericsson) has just unveiled a couple of smartphones at today's Barcelona Press Event and the Xperia P is one of them. We had the chance to take a closer look at the phone and we really liked the build quality and the direction the company is taking design-wise, especially the unibody aluminum design. While the Xperia P is a lot like the AT&T Sony Xperia Ion, it packs a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 4.0-inch FWVGA display, NFC and HDMI connectivity. The Xperia P is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread but should be upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich ...

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    In Barcelona today, HTC took to the stage for its own MWC press conference, using the opportunity to formally announce the HTC One series of Androids. CEO Peter Chou was especially enthusiastic about all the great camera-related developments that have gone into the design of One-series handsets, and went to some length explaining just why he thinks they're so impressive. We've mentioned that the flagship HTC One models feature the same camera component. Just what's so great about it? The hardware has a large f/2.0 aperture, letting in more light than many smartphone cameras. Of course, ...

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    Sony unveiled two new Xperia Android phones, based on the design of the Xperia S that was announced at CES. First up we have the Xperia P, which features a unibody aluminum design with a 4.0" FWVGA display that is supposed to have superior outdoor viewing. It will also have NFC and HDMI connectivity. Inside, it has a 1.0GHz dual-core CPU with 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM. The Xperia P, running on Android 2.3 for now, will ship in the middle of Q2 in a trio of colors. No word on pricing just yet. The Xperia U is a compact device with a 3.5" FWVGA display. It has the same 1.0GHz dual-core CPU and ...

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    We knew that 2012 would be the year of the high resolution tablet. It's only logical that current tablets, most of which cap out at 1280x800 pixels, would be succeeded by devices with full 1080p 1920x1080 resolution. But to go beyond that is impressive. Notwithstanding the rumors about the iPad 3 having a 2048x1536 pixel display, the Huawei MediaPad, with its 1920x1200 resolution, will take the crown as the highest resolution tablet yet. My monitor at work, a full 14" larger than the MediaPad 10, has that same 1920x1200 resolution. The MediaPad 10 was sort of on display at MWC, that is, ...

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    We're still a few hours away from HTC's press event at MWC, where they're expected to announce the One X and One S, potentially among others. Thanks to a posting on Orange UK's website ahead of the event, we get to see an official press rendering of the quad-core One S. The press photo shows us that as part of HTC's new design language, they are de-emphasizing the speaker grill for the One S, allowing it to become almost invisible thanks to some simple perforations towards the top of the phone. We also get to see that HTC will indeed be doing a three-button hardware configuration for the ...

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    Huawei is making their mark at Mobile World Congress with the announcement of three forbimidable smartphones (due to ship in Q2 of this year), one of which is touted by the company as "the world's fastest quad-core smartphone", though it's possible the company might be biased towards its own products. First up we have the Ascend D, running on a custom Huawei K3V2 1.5GHz quad-core CPU. It packs a 4.5" 720p display in a package that is around 9mm thick. Running on Android 4.0, it has the obligatory three button configuration. It has an 8MP camera on the rear and 1.3MP camera in the front, ...

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    In response to the buzz generated by the Samsung Galaxy Note, other OEMs are hoping to get into the tab-phone action with phones that go above 5" in screen size. LG recently showed us their Vu, and now Viewsonic has announced the ViewPhone 5e, a dual-SIM smartphone that has a 5.0" display. Dissapointingly, the 5e's display resolution is a mere WVGA, granting the device a grainy 186ppi pixel density. On the bright side, it will ship with Android 4.0. No word yet on other specs like CPU and RAM, though we're guessing that this will turn out to be a midrange or low-end phone, given the ...

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    There haven't been many attempts at a phone with an inbuilt projector, in fact, we can't think of one. There was the LG eXpo on AT&T, a Windows Mobile phone from 2009, that allowed you to buy a (rather expensive) projector add-on. The eXpo saw limited appeal, and the technology just wasn't there yet. Samsung is hoping that the world is ready for a projector-phone with their announcement of the Galaxy Beam. It's an Android 2.3 Gingerbread device with a 4" WVGA display, a 1GHz dual-core CPU, a 5MP camera, and a 2,000mAh battery. The most important aspect of the phone, of course, is the ...

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    It turns out that there will be at least two versions of the Android 4.0-powered Galaxy Tab 2 (not to be confused with the Galaxy Tab Plus), one with a 7" screen, which was previously announced, and now another, with a 10.1" screen. The 10.1" version won't be dissimilar from the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that we all know from 2011: it'll have a 1280x800 display, a 1GHz dual-core CPU with 1GB of RAM, and a 3MP rear-camera and VGA front-facing camera, available as either a WiFi or 3G device. Look for the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to start shipping in the UK in the near future. We're holding out for Samsung's ...

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    It seems like every new phone being announced at MWC this year is going to have NVIDIA's Tegra 3 chip nestled just inside its shell -- or some other quad-core which will power it to new levels of awesomeness, never before seen by man. We talked about dual- versus quad-cores in a recent episode of The Android Guy Weekly, but now that a slew of quad-core phones are right around the corner, is "quad-core" going to significantly change the your experience? Is the Tegra 3 going to make emailing twice as fast or increase your web-surfing speeds? Or is it just a marketing gimmick? According to ...

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    LG hasn't exactly been shy about its lineup of phones for MWC, revealing a slew of them already, and we've even got the chance to see some hands-on video of the hardware. Could what we've seen so far be giving us a false sense of victory, and LG has some more secrets it's been keeping held much closer to its chest? That's the latest the rumor, tying LG to another company's work we were expecting to see at the expo. One week ago we got a look at what Mozilla's been developing for Boot2Gecko, a Linux-based smartphone operating system that largely exists within a browser, delivering the ...

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    With the Mobile World Congress just about to commence in Barcelona, it should be no surprise that the companies preparing to demonstrate their latest handsets have been getting their gear together in preparation of the show. That much smartphone hardware all together in one place is just making it more and more likely that bits and pieces will leak out a little early, giving us some teases of what we can hope to see once things really get started. Italian site Telefonio recently found itself with just such an opportunity, and has managed to capture plenty of pictures and video of LG's ...

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    NEC really caught our attention last month when we learned of the company's N-05D Android, which measures-in at an astonishingly thin 6.7 millimeters. That's not the only new model the manufacturer has been working on, and it recently showed-off a few of these handsets from its MEDIAS line in advance of the Mobile World Congress. The hardware on the N-05D looks a little different here compared to the last time we saw it, with a front-facing camera now visible where none was earlier. We just hope that, whatever hardware changes NEC needed to make, it manages to keep the phone's thickness ...

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    Remember back at the CES, when we got the chance to see one of the first quad-core Android smartphones ever, thanks to a prototype Fujitsu had put out on display? It may have been safely tucked-away behind a sheet of acrylic, but it was there in the flesh, all the same. We learned a few specs on the phone at the time, with the expectation that we'd be seeing a more refined version of the handset at the MWC. With that expo nearly upon us, a new render of the phone has become available, along with some additional and updated specs. While we heard that CES prototype was running a Tegra 3 at ...

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    LG will be bringing its upcoming, quad-core X3 handset to market as the Optimus 4X HD, we've learned. The name makes perfect sense when you consider that its predecessor, the company's first dual-core phone, is sold as the Optimus 2X. The Ice Cream Sandwich-powered 4X HD is said to feature a 4.7-inch 720p display, eight-megapixel camera, and 21Mbps HSPA data, in a sub-nine-millimeter casing. Notably, we've seen at least one reference online to a T-Mobile G4X, suggesting that this could hit Magenta as the G2X followup. With Barcelona's Mobile World Congress still a few days away, LG has ...

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    LG is slowly unveiling one phone after the other ahead of MWC: first it was the Optimus VU, then came the Optimus LTE Tag followed by the L-Series of Optimus L3, L5 and L7. Next in line today is the LG Optimus 3D Cube, also known as the LG Optimus 3D Max or the CX2 as we initially saw it one month ago. The LG Optimus 3D Cube (LG-SU870) will be landing on SK Telecom's line-up in March, where it will be an exclusive. We surely hope it will be rolled out in other regions too, where we believe it will still go by the Optimus 3D Max moniker. Pretty much like we expected, it packs a 4.3-inch ...

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    Back in August of last year, we learned of Qualcomm's plans for its future Snapdragon processors. Chips in its next-generation S4 "Krait" line would be fabricated on a new 28 nanometer process, bringing performance gains to not just to new quad-core components, but dual- and single-core chips, as well. Because of the new manufacturing technique, S4 chips have also been expected to deliver impressive speed alongside power savings. We got our first look at just how well such a chip might perform at the end of last month, when a NenaMark score was discovered showing the S4-series MSM8960's ...

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    Huawei still has a way to go before it has the name recognition of a Samsung or a Sony, but what we've been seeing from the company lately has us thinking that the manufacturer will be finding itself on the receiving end of a lot of positive attention this year, thanks to some impressive-sounding hardware. The CES gave Huawei the opportunity to reveal its shockingly thin Ascend P1 S, and invitations to its MWC event foretell the debut of even higher-end hardware for its Diamond line of phones. The latest Huawei model to cross our path is a ten-inch tablet the company will likely show-off ...

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