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    In just under a fortnight, on May 7, Huawei is set to reveal its Ascend P7 to the world. We've been talking about the phone since last fall, the presumed successor to the super-thin Ascend P6, and have heard a number of rumored specs, as well as got the chance to check out some possible in-the-flesh pics of the handset itself. As we wait for the model to go official, we get a little update on the P7's hardware, going into further detail about what we might expect. For instance, we've been anticipating that the P7 would follow the P6's lead in being a very thin handset, but we never had a ...

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    A smartphone kill switch, as described by CTIA's Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment, is "a baseline anti-theft tool" which will come, at no additional cost to the customer, pre-installed, or downloadable, on the first phones produced after July 2015, by the manufacturers adhering to the document. Network operators, manufacturers, and OS builders that adhered so far include Apple, AT&T, Google, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless. This so called kill switch will likely grace your next phone -- if manufactured ...

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    Late last December, as we were still gearing-up for CES, we started hearing rumors about an Ascend P7 from Huawei. With a five-inch 1080p display, a 13MP main camera, and a possible 8MP front-facer, the phone sounded decent enough, even if we still didn't know very much about it. But then we didn't see the P7 at CES, nor did we at MWC. Was it still happening? In early March rumors suggested that the phone could launch in May, but that was the last we heard of it. We're still looking to get to the bottom of its launch story, but today we're checking out some new imagery instead, with a ...

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    When talking about smartphones, Apple and Blackberry are somewhat alone in that they make their own  hardware. Phones powered by Microsoft's OS and Android are built by OEMs like HTC, Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and others. Back in the day, major companies like Dell, HP, Compaq and others would outsource the production of their devices to OEMs. Over time, these OEMs began to gain popularity and eventually brought hardware carrying their own brand to the market. Ironically, Compaq, Dell, HP, and others have all but gotten out of the smartphone/PDA game, having been replaced by the OEMs ...

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    What is it about smartphones capable of running multiple operating systems (just like your laptop or home PC can) that has the companies involved so very, very scared? Could entities like Google lack so much confidence in their platforms that they feel compelled to derail OEM plans to deliver handsets that split their time between Android and something like Windows Phone? It's not clear just where everyone's motivations are, but for whatever reason, dual-OS hardware seems to be coming to a screeching halt nearly as soon it enters the public light. First we hear about ASUS backing down from ...

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    A little earlier today we were talking about one of the two big changes to Windows Phone licensing rumored last year that have actually come to pass, with Microsoft dropping licensing fees for some of its new OEMs. The other rumor that proved to be true concerned Microsoft giving the OK for OEMs to use Windows Phone in the context of a dual-boot smartphone, giving users the option to boot into Android. One of those new OEMs, Karbonn, is supposed to release such a device before the end of the year, but now we get word of one that could be out much sooner (and available for sale a lot closer ...

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    With March now upon us, the early year expo season has drawn to a close, as first CES and then MWC delivered their one-two punch of new hardware, services, accessories, and as much mobile news as we could handle. With Anton D. Nagy and Jaime Rivera on the floor in Barcelona, we had dozens of great opportunities to check out all the new Mobile World Congress gear for ourselves, while our team back in the States brought you word of the latest product announcements as they broke, while also swinging by New York City to check out the US side of Samsung's Unpacked event. While the whole week is ...

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    Huawei brought a lot of new gear to show off at MWC 2014, including its unusual TalkBand B1 convertible smartwatch, but not everything we were hoping to get news of ended up making an appearance; for instance, the Ascend D3 was nowhere to be found. Today we get an update on when the D3 might finally arrive, and also hear a rumor about Huawei's first venture into smartphones with 2K quad HD displays. Supposedly, a 2K Huawei handset is in the works for a launch sometime in September. It would have a five-inch display (with much higher density than a six-inch 2K panel, like we've seen from ...

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    Anton D. Nagy chasing a taxi on foot. Jaime Rivera almost burning down a building with a power strip. A Honduran drinking palinca and a Romanian doing a Mexican accent. The tales from our leather-clad Barcelona duo are intense - but their intensity is matched by the hot mobile news that burst forth from this week's Mobile World Congress, the most epic in recent memory. To wit, that news includes an MWC 2014 Samsung Unpacked event that gave the world the latest Galaxy; a Sony unveiling of similar proportions that built on the Xperia legacy; a press conference that saw the world's first ...

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    Although the "wearables" category is somewhat new to Pocketnow, devices that are meant to be worn, rather than carried, have been around for quite some time. In the very early days they were called pocket watches. Eventually they evolved into timekeepers that we wore around our wrists. Original versions just kept track of time, but other features were added in: day of the week, day of the month, and even moon phases eventually came to wrist watches. Some got barometers, stopwatches, countdown times, calculators, even simple calendars. When Microsoft released its SPOT technology, and began ...

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    Huawei came to this year's Mobile World Congress all ready to impress, hitting all the big categories with its spread: smartphones, tablets, and wearables. We would have been perfectly happy just getting to see all that, but Huawei wasn't about to stop there, and also introduced a new gadget that especially appeals to us when we're out covering events like this one, its new Mobile WiFi E5786 hotspot. A hotspot? What's exciting about that? Well, the E5786 has a few extra tricks beyond what might be in your bag right now, and the name of its game is "speed." If you can find yourself a ...

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    Yesterday morning, Huawei let us in on the secret behind why it's rumored "smartwatch" was so unabashedly thick-looking, and revealed the TalkBand B1, whose thick screen suddenly starts making a lot of sense when you see it pop out to become a Bluetooth earpiece. Wearables are one of the most promising markets right now, primed to explode; will Huawei's effort have what it takes to become a serious contender? In order to help you make sense of its place in the grand scheme of things, we compared the new wristband to one of the most familiar wearables around, the Pebble smartwatch. But ...

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    Huawei wants in on the wearables category, or so it seems, as the Chinese company just announced its own fitness tracker at Mobile World Congress. Aptly named the TalkBand B1, Huawei's fitness tracker does more than simply work as a wrist-mounted pedometer and track your sleep, it also doubles as a Bluetooth headset. The device itself pops out of the wrist band and can be used to take calls. The 1.4-inch OLED display is not a touchscreen, so navigation is done via various button presses, and the device itself can be managed through an application on your smartphone. With NFC pairing, ...

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    The difference between the Huawei MediaPad M1 and the Apple iPad Mini (and ...with Retina Display) is very small: 0.1 inches. ...but seriously, we're comparing the two in this Huawei MediaPad M1 vs Apple iPad Mini video, and we're looking at similarities, and differences, between the two. You won't see any Android vs iOS remarks in this clip, as this is a question you'll have to answer, in this particular case, yourself. The two OSes couldn't be any more different, and the two tablets are different themselves too. Whether we talk resolution, processing power, or storage, they have very ...

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    The second tablet Huawei showed off today (if we consider the MediaPad X1 crossover as a pure slate) is the MediaPad M1 8.0. As its name implies, it is somewhat larger than the phone-enabled phablet, but if you think it resembles (a lot) with the HTC One, you're not the only one. Despite being one-inch larger than the X1, the M1 is actually a lower end slate. It features a screen (eight inches) with  1280 x 800 resolution, has a pair of 5MP and 1MP cameras, alongside a 4,800mAh battery. It is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core SoC though which should be enough for most of your tasks. Check ...

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