Posts tagged with: MWC 2013
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    We've seen HP unveil its seven-inch Android tablet, joining the game with their latest offering which, truth be told, could have had better specs. We have a hands-on video for you in case you missed the details of this tablet (which packs a dual-core 1.6GHz SoC, seven-inch screen at 1024 x 600 resolution 1GB of RAM , 8GB of flash, and expansion available via microSD). However, if you  want to see it compared to the Nexus 7 you're in the right place. Google's pure-Android tablet made by ASUS packs much more promising specs: NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core chip clocking at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, ...

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    We've already gone hands-on with Huawei's new Ascend P2, just announced at the Mobile World Congress. We mentioned a bunch of the phone's specs at the time, but with the company's press release now in-hand, we thought we'd return to the phone in a little more detail. Like we mentioned, the P2 runs a 1.5GHz quad-core SoC, has a gigabyte of RAM, and is outfitted with 16GB of flash storage. Around back there's a big thirteen-megapixel camera, just like on the D2, as well as a 1.3-megapixel front-facer. In some markets the P2 will have NFC abilities, but it's not yet clear just who will see it ...

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    The Huawei Ascend P2 may be the company's hot smartphone for today, but don't forget about the Ascend D2, the 1080p Android we heard announced back at the CES. While we got to go hands-on with the handset at the time, we weren't able to really show you just what the phone's thirteen-megapixel camera was really capable of. Well, now that we're in Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress, we once again croseed paths with the D2, and this time we had the opportunity to put the phone's camera through its paces. We didn't fiddle with any settings here: these were taken in full-auto mode, though ...

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    HP is getting back into tablets, this time with Android (and not with webOS with the ill-fated Touchpad). Their first device in this category is a budget device that reminds us a lot of the Nexus 7 but with worse specs and a low price. It has a 7" 1024x600 LCD display and is powered by an A9 Cortex CPU with 1GB of RAM. It's running on Android 4.1 and comes without a skin on top of Android. Interestingly, it has Beats Audio, making it the first non-HTC device to bring this audio-enhancing technology since the aforementioned TouchPad. It also has 8GB of storage, but unlike the Nexus 7, you ...

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    Following up a surprisingly decent showing at the CES, Alcatel is back with new devices to share at the Mobile World Congress, bringing us models like the Firefox-OS-running One Touch Fire we just learned about. While that one was seriously low-end, Alcatel's smartphone lineup is anything but one-note, and models like that are balanced out by phones like the 1080p Android the company just revealed, its One Touch Idol X. The One Touch Idol X is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz SoC, comes with 16GB of internal storage, and has a five-inch full HD display. The processor may be slightly below ...

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    Recently, all of our Firefox OS news has looked at the first hardware on which the platform will be available, but at today's MWC event, Mozilla had some time to more broadly talk about its operating system, the philosophy behind it, and what we can expect as it starts its global roll-out. We just mentioned the European launch, but initial availability will also include Central and South America; all told, Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain, and Venezuela will be included in the first wave. We've heard about ZTE's and Alcatel's Firefox OS offerings, and ...

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    If you managed to score a cheap HP TouchPad following the company's shuttering of webOS, you may have tried installing Android on the tablet. Since then, we've seen HP branch out into Windows 8 tablets, but today we're headed back to Android territory, with the company announcing a native Android device (no custom ROM hacking this time around), the seven-inch HP Slate 7. It's clear that HP has its sights set on the budget-conscious consumer, because while the Jelly-Bean-running Slate 7's specs are a little weak, its launch price of just about $170 is pretty hard to ignore. The Slate 7 runs ...

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    Mozilla's MWC event is currently underway, so while we should have more news on the global launch of its new platform in just a few minutes, one detail has arrived a little early, upon Deutsche Telekom announcing its plans to bring the first Firefox OS smartphone to Europe, in the form of the Alcatel One Touch Fire. Poland will be the first European nation to get its hands on the One Touch Fire, with sales starting sometime this summer. Before the end of the year, the smartphone will be available in additional countries throughout Eastern Europe. Unfortunately, we don't yet have any specs ...

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    After showing off the Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate at CES, Huawei have brought a new phone to this year’s Mobile World Congress: the Huawei Ascend P2. The phone packs a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 13-megapixel camera at the back with a single-megapixel front-facing webcam. It runs Android 4.1.2 with Huawei’s own Emotion UI on top of it -- version 1.6 -- and, as far as build quality is concerned, we were surprised by the low weight and good feel in the hand. While talking about that, the phone is 8.6mm thin. The screen is 4.7 inches large in diagonal ...

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    If you're interested in how the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 stacks up against the most notable members of the competition, then this video is for you! We're comparing the newest member of the Galaxy Note family to the Apple iPad mini and the ASUS-made Google Nexus 7. All three devices have relatively similar screen sizes, ranging from seven to eight inches in diagonal. However, the screen resolutions used slightly differ - and as a consequence, PPI rating is also different. The Galaxy Note 8.0 runs Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top of Android while the Nexus 7 offers the vanilla Android ...

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    After initial rumors and leaks, Samsung went on record last month when an executive actually confirmed that the Galaxy Note 8.0 would be announced at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Last night, the South Korean manufacturer announced the next member of the Galaxy Note family via a press release. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 joins the Note II and the Note 10.1 in bringing the S-Pen to an eight-inch form-factor. The tablet is following Samsung's recent design language to the letter in both shapes and materials; it is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor (the same which is ...

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    The Galaxy Note 8.0 isn't the only Android Samsung's announcing tonight, and its other new product is something a little bit new for the company, an Android-based home storage hub and media player, the Samsung HomeSync. This Jelly Bean Android device runs a dual-core 1.7GHz SoC, has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of flash, and for all that media, a 1TB hard drive. It hooks up to your TV over HDMI and can connect to your local network over Gigabit Ethernet or WiFi. It will stream content right from your Galaxy phone, or can play back locally stored files. For connection to your home theater system, ...

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    The idea of a mid-sized Galaxy Note tablet has been kicking around for a while now, and last month we heard rumors that this Galaxy Note 8.0 might make its debut during the Mobile World Congress. That sentiment was later echoed by a Samsung exec, and after seeing some Note 8.0 signage up at Samsung's booth earlier today – well, the tablet was already feeling as good as launched. Sure enough, tonight Samsung followed-through on all those teases and has now officially announced the Galaxy Note 8.0 with S Pen stylus. Samsung says that the idea around the eight-inch version of this tablet is ...

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    We already got a nice look at the Nokia Lumia 720 and 520 thanks to the press shots that leaked yesterday, and today we can follow that up with a couple new pictures of the pair. That's the Lumia 720 up above, apparently with a Carl Zeiss lens for its main camera, and the Lumia 520 below. There's nothing particularly new to see in this set, besides giving us a better glimpse at all the color options that will be available for each, and seeing the rears of each model from a slightly different angle. Odds are good that we'll hear Nokia formally announce these two at its MWC press event on ...

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    Last month we got word of the first two smartphones announced for the upcoming Firefox OS, a pair of low-end models from GeeksPhone. Today at the MWC, a new Firefox phone has been revealed, and this time from a bit more well-known of a manufacturer. The ZTE Open will be the company's first Firefox OS model, but like those GeeksPhone handsets, it's definitely on the lower end of the spectrum. While it can be difficult to get excited about models like this, we're still intrigued to be seeing a new platform arrive, and if ZTE can manage to make this phone super-cheap in the process, it might ...

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