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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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    Now that we looked at the Huawei Ascend G6, we're comparing it to a phone that is (somewhat) similar in specs and utility: HTC's One Mini, a mid-range device which has a lot of things in common (and a lot of other things unique) with the Ascend G6. Both of these phones have an aluminum back, but, while the One Mini has a four megapixel "UltraPixel" camera at its back, the Ascend G6's front-facer has a five-megapixel webcam. If that's not enough (or you don't care about taking pictures), it's 720p (One Mini) vs qHD (Ascend G6), and a lot of other discrepancies. Check out the on-site ...

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    There were five devices announced by Huawei today at MWC 2014 in Barcelona, which means we have a lot of videos for your viewing pleasure. We're seen the MediaPad X1 hands-0n and comparison videos (against an Apple and a Nexus slate), and now we're looking at the only (real) phone that has seen the light of day: Ascend G6. While it follows the general design guidelines of the Ascend P6 from last year, the G6 has more modest specs (and affordable price). We're looking at a 4.5-inch qHD screen, 1.2GHz SoC, 2,000mAh battery, and an eight-megapixel Sony camera with five-megapixel front-facer, ...

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    The other tablet Huawei's CEO specifically called out -- alongside the Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display -- when talking about the new MediaPad X1, is the LG-made Google Nexus 7. While we didn't have a 2013 version of the Google slate with us, we compared the MediaPad X1 with the original Nexus 7. Not to worry though, we're not focusing on specs and horsepower specifically, but we're looking at how two tablets with the same display size can have dramatically different overall physical dimensions. That, plus it's the eternal question of whether you want stock Android (and timely updates), ...

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    With the occasion of the Huawei special event, where multiple devices have seen the light of day, we were told, multiple times, some of the reasons why the Huawei MediaPad X1 is better than the competition, and, the iPad Mini with Retina Display as well as the Nexus 7 2013 have been specifically mentioned. To be completely honest, we're looking more at an ASUS FonePad competitor, but then again the MediaPad X1 has the phone capabilities that set it aside from the Apple and LG-made Google Nexus 7 slates (under 104mm wide, with a mass of 239g). It is bar far the smallest in terms of ...

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    After looking at the Huawei MediaPad X1 by itself, we are now comparing it with Apple's iPad Mini (not the Retina Display version), not necessarily because Huawei called the tablet out (alongside the Nexus 7) at the event, but because it's a direct competitor for Huawei's crossover. Of course, we have 7.9-inches on the iPad Mini versus 7 inches on the MediaPad, as well as no phone capability versus a slate with an actual headset, but there are a lot of similarities, and differences, between these two. We're leaving the eternal Android vs iOS topic and question to the side, and focus on ...

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    When Microsoft announced its intention to absorb Nokia's devices and services group last year, many wondered what effect the $7.2B acquisition would have on the company's relationship with its Windows Phone hardware partners. It's a sensible question (how can a company endorse partners' hardware while also building its own?) and it's one Microsoft addressed directly on its Windows Phone blog. Today, Microsoft has backed up its commitment to Windows Phone diversity by announcing nine new hardware partners for its mobile OS. The list of vendors is largely made up of Chinese and Indian ...

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    Coming in to today's Huawei MWC event, we thought we had a decent understanding of the sort of hardware the manufacturer had in store: a phone (if not two), two tablets, and a smartwatch. Leaks already outed details on some of those models, but we still needed confirmation. Today, Huawei announces its new spread of hardware, and it largely conforms to our expectations. For starters, we've got the Ascend G6 smartphone. As we previously heard, it will feature a qHD display, now confirmed as a 4.5-inch component. Look for a quad-core 1.2GHz SoC, 2000mAh battery, and an eight-megapixel Sony ...

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    Getting a little sick and tired of MWC-rumor-this and MWC-rumor-that? Do you crave answers and official product announcements? Well, get yourself ready for a few days' worth of redemption, as MWC events start kicking off this weekend, bringing you hard news of all these products that have otherwise been so darn nebulous. We've got Anton D. Nagy and Jaime Rivera on the ground in Barcelona, and the Pocketnow team back home will be supporting them, bringing you news of all the latest MWC developments while they go in search of getting you hands-on looks at this flood of new hardware. There's ...

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    Huawei's going to have one of the earliest big events of MWC, sharing its new wares this Sunday. Thanks to teasers, rumors, and a leak or two, we've already started to put together a pretty good picture of what to expect from the manufacturer. Two of the devices we've heard mentioned are some kind of smartwatch, as well a multimedia-focused tablet. Today we get a preview of two such models, with leaks outing the Huaewi Mediapad X1, and a wristband that just might be this fabled smartwatch. The Mediapad X1 should be a seven-inch tablet with a 1920 x 1200 display. The hardware actually ...

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    Unlike LG, Huawei may not be announcing its MWC hardware way in advance of the actual show, but that doesn't mean we don't know what to expect. Earlier this month we heard a report claiming that Huawei would come prepared with a couple new tablets, at least one phone, and maybe even a smartwatch. That general idea (sans watch) seemed supported by a teaser the company put out a few days back, mentioning two tablets and a phone. We've been wondering just what phone Huawei could be talking about, with one candidate being the Ascend D3. Tonight we've got a different Huawei handset to check ...

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    MWC 2014 is already upon us, with Anton D. Nagy and Jaime Rivera hitting the ground in Barcelona just as this podcast goes under the mic, and we're here to bring you mobile mavens all the pre-show rumor and speculation that you've come to expect. But there's also plenty of news of the non-Mobile World Congress variety, from the endless leaks focusing on the "All-New HTC One" to speculation surrounding the Galaxy S 5 launch date - and we'll be spending plenty of time on that, too. Plus, Taylor Martin has finally spent enough time with his suitcase-coddled Lumia Icon to develop some ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Huawei's recent teaser of what we can expect from the company at MWC 2014. Nokia follows the rumor mill as we get some additional leaks of the Nokia X, aka, Nokia Normandy in some Android green. Then we go through the news that the Samsung Galaxy S 5 is already being set for sign-up and pre-order. Then we talk about the new leaks of the possible Sony Xperia Tablet Z2, which we consider to be the successor to one of the better Android tablets of our time. We end today's show talking about the leaked photos of the HTC M8 All this and more after ...

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    With under a week to go until MWC is underway, manufacturers are ramping-up their efforts to draw publicity for their respective events. While next Monday will be a big one, featuring announcements from Samsung, Nokia, and Sony, they're all going to be beaten to the punch by Huawei, which has an early press event scheduled for Sunday. In order to help remind us, the company published a new teaser video yesterday, and in addition to giving us a peek at what to expect from its event, Huawei manages to land a few jabs at Apple and Samsung. We've already heard that Huawei may announce a new ...

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    Back at the CES, the news from Huawei was the big-ol' 6.1-inch Ascend Mate2 4G phablet. Now with MWC coming into focus, we've been talking about what might be next for the company; rumors have suggested that it might introduce a smartwatch, a pair of tablets, and at least one smartphone. While we were told that we wouldn't be seeing a follow-up to the Ascend P6, that sure left open a lot of possibilities for what might be in store. One contender that's risen to the top of the pile is the Ascend D3, and it may arrive running a new SoC. Huawei's used the HiSilicon K3V2 in past phones like ...

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    Looks like everyone wants to be a player in the smartwatch game, but we're yet to see a company reveal a truly innovative and game-changing wearable. Mobile World Congress would be the perfect time to unveil a smartwatch, and we're sure many companies consider doing so. According to the latest reports, Huawei is one such company. A Huawei smartwatch is expected to land in Barcelona at the end of the month, but it will not be the only new product on display. A new smartphone -- which will not be the Ascend P6's successor -- and two new tablets made by Huawei are also expected to be ...

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    For a while now we've been talking about various rumors about the lengths Microsoft might go to in order to drum-up manufacturer interest in creating new handsets for Windows Phone 8. Those have included the idea of eliminating platform licensing fees, the admittedly hard-to-believe notion of allowing OEMs to make dual-boot phones that might also run Android, and the possibility of just making outright payments to some of these companies to secure their interest. Yesterday, a rumor expanded upon that last claim, laying-out a few (VERY LARGE) figures for what Microsoft might pay: $1.2B to ...

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    For all the months we spend looking forward to the CES, thinking about which devices we might see, and planning whose booth we're going to hit first, it sure can go by in a flash. Sure, it doesn't seem like it when you're in the thick of things, but looking back on it now, just a week later, it's already starting to seem like a distant memory. Part of that has to be due to just how close we are to MWC, and how quickly we have to transition back into that building-up role as we field the mountains of new rumors for what we'll see there, but before we put CES 2014 to bed, we're bringing you ...

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    One pervasive rumor that's been hanging over Windows Phone for the past couple months has claimed that Microsoft – in an effort to prevent the platform from being a one-man Nokia show – is interested in paying other OEMs to release new Windows Phone hardware. Despite the ability of those rumors to stick around, they've been sorely wanting for details. This week we gain some possible insight, with some new claims suggesting just what Microsoft's willing to pay to attract the interest of these other players. According to Eldar Murtazin (make of that what you will) Samsung is getting ...

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    Horrible sickness. Missed flights. Broken promises from major airlines. Desert air-induced hacking. A too-late arrival followed by a too-early departure. That's just a partial list of the challenges faced by the four-man three-man Pocketnow team at 2014's International CES in Vegas, easily one of the most difficult trade shows we've ever done. But while the road was rough, the payoff was (mostly) worth it: in exchange for our hardships, we were among the first to spend time with some of the world's newest and hottest mobile gadgetry, and we did the best we could to share it with you in a ...

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