Posts tagged with: MWC 2013
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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Galaxy Note 8.0 one more time, hoping this is actually the last because so many rumors without a device tend to bore. Then we move to the Galaxy S IV, which now has a new and earlier release date rumor. LG is next as we talk about their new Optimus G Pro and the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor included. Nokia is next as apparently MWC 2013 will show us four smartphones to be released, and no tablet. We end today's show talking about the Ubuntu Tablet that'll be released tomorrow. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Galaxy ...

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    We're coming down to the wire on Nokia's MWC event, with just one week to go until we get to see what's new from the company. Our chance of seeing a tablet may be shot, but there are plenty of rumors about new smartphones that should keep us satisfied. Chances are, not everything we've heard about will make an appearance, but Nokia could still have a good number of new phones to show off. Just how many, though? According to the logs of one ad network serving Windows Phone apps, Nokia seems to have four new models in operation. Two of them are essentially locks: the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520, ...

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    With the Mobile World Congress just around the corner, Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 should just be a matter of days away from going official. While we're obviously looking forward to getting the official full story on the tablet, we can't help but be drawn to all the rumors that continue to attempt giving us an early idea of just how the Note 8.0 will arrive. The latest to come our way concern the tablet's European retail launch, a subject we've covered before. Last time, the prices we heard were a little nuts, at least from a US perspective, but really weren't that odd considering what other ...

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    Microsoft, Nokia, Windows fans -- and not only -- have been waiting for quite some time, wanting a Nokia-made tablet. An image of what was at the time believed to be a Nokia slate in the works triggered official reaction and so far it's disappointing for those that want a Windows RT or Windows 8 tablet made by Espoo. Further speculation -- "following extensive channel checks" -- seems to confirm the lack of Nokia tablets at the upcoming MWC. Strategy Analytics believes that the Finnish phone maker will have an approach which will materialize in a strong smartphone push at this year's ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the black HTC One leaks, and the rumors of a ZOE technology camera. Then Ubuntu takes the stage as it apparently will reach Nexus smartphones in a week.  Then we go through some Nokia Lumia leaks, which while not hot, make it an interesting case for their push to cheaper Windows Phones. Skype goes next as we talk about their new "video messenger" changes. We end today's show talking about Samsung and their new Galaxy Altius smart watch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Black HTC One Leaked In Alleged Press Shots, To Pack 'ZOE' ...

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    A couple weeks back, we learned that Nokia could be working on an update to bring some features that existed in its Windows Phone 7 lineup to the company's Windows Phone 8 Lumia. At the time, we were talking about a flip-to-silence mode, but also mentioned other old features that could be making the leap to WP8, including DLNA support by means of the company's Play To app. It's now looking like the latter, at least, really is just around the corner, with word tonight that its release is just another week or two away. This news comes from a Nokia staffer on the company's Beta Labs forums, ...

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    About a year ago, we heard that Nokia was dabbling with the idea of building solar charging panels into its smartphones, but after a bit of experimentation, it concluded that it simply didn't generate enough power to be worth it. Now some new rumors suggest that the company could be reconsidering the concept, and it might just have something to show at the MWC this year. There's this company called Wysips, which has developed a technology for a solar panel that goes right over an existing smartphone screen. While it's not quite transparent, it uses a micro array of lenses to bend light ...

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    We know that the first original smartphone models running the new Ubuntu mobile OS will be coming out this October, and back at the CES we got to check out the software running on a Galaxy Nexus, with the promise that a developer preview of that version would be available sometime this month. Today, Canonical reveals just when you'll be able to get your hands on it, announcing a release scheduled for February 21. It's not just the Galaxy Nexus that will be able to use this early Ubuntu release, but the Nexus 4, as well. This so-called Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview will arrive alongside ...

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    Thanked to some early pics, we already know what to expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 to look like, and even though we've heard Samsung confirm that the tablet will debut at the MWC this month, we hadn't yet seen any official imagery of it. Well, it looks like either someone slipped up, or Samsung is just interested in giving us a little preview, as what could be the Note 8.0 has now been spotted in some new promo pics for the Galaxy Note 10.1. Samsung just introduced a new Garnet Red color option for the Note 10.1 LTE in South Korea, and while that model takes the foreground in the ...

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    Obviously, we're hugely excited for the forthcoming announcement of HTC's M7, but that's not the only upcoming HTC Android that's been rumored. Back at the start of the month, we saw some leaked specs for a pair of other Androids, the M4 and the G2. While we haven't heard about either of those models since, nor have we seen HTC tease either in the way it's been doing for the M7, today we finally get something new regarding the G2, upon seeing what could just be the first screenshot from the phone. The HTC G2 (not to be confused with the HTC Desire Z, also released at the T-Mobile G2) has a ...

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    We've already seen official imagery of the five-inch version of LG's Optimus G Pro, the one destined for Japan, but our interested has really been focused on the 5.5-inch model, the one planned for LG's native South Korea, and hopefully elsewhere. A week ago, we got a nice, clear look at that version in a user-taken image, but today LG comes through with its own official Optimus G Pro shot, releasing a press render on its social site. This new pic is a dead ringer for last week's, and lest you think we're still looking at the five-incher, check out the placement of the phone's proximity ...

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    Over the past several weeks, we've heard a number of rumors concerning the possibility of Nokia finally bring an 808-style 41-megapixel PureView camera to its Lumia line of Windows Phone models, referred to thus far as the Nokia EOS. As we wait for the company's February 25 MWC event to see what Nokia has to share with us, the company's Russian branch may have just let the cat out of the bag, posting a teaser video to YouTube which seemed to hint at just such a PureView Lumia being in its MWC plans. Unfortunately, the video has subsequently been removed from YouTube, which we can't help ...

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    Just as last year, LG is making phone announcements ahead of MWC. This time the South Korean company introduces its new Optimus L Series II -- as a follow-up to last year's phones which according to the manufacturer sold more than 10 million units -- consisting of the LG Optimus L3 II, L5 II, and L7 II. There aren't many details though: the Optimus L3 II will pack a 3.2-inch QVGA display and 1,540mAh battery while the Optimus L5 II will have a 4.0-inch WVGA display and a 1,700mAh battery. Availability and details for these two will be announced at a later date while the Optimus L7 II, ...

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    Yesterday we brought you a few updates on LG's rumored Optimus G Pro, both taking a look at the company's MWC teaser ad, which may foretell the phone's debut at the expo later this month, as well as got a glimpse at a picture of what very well may be the G Pro itself. Now we have a little update on when the phone might actually go up for sale, and at least some markets, it sounds like that could similarly take place before the end of the month. So the theory goes, according to Korean site K.Bench, LG is concerned about the effect that next month's anticipated Samsung Galaxy S IV ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Ubuntu phones that may be coming as early as October 2013. Then we move to the LG Optimus G Pro, which seems to be LG's next phablet and also Galaxy Note II twin for a possible MWC launch. Then we talk about new Nokia Lumia models that are probably close. Facebook takes the spotlight next because there seems to be another smartphone in the works under the codename of HTC Myst. We end today's show talking about Samsung's possible new endeavor of launching the Galaxy S IV with Floating Gestures. All this and more after the break. Stories - ...

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    Just last week we learned about a certain HTC M4, which might accompany the upcoming M7, according to reports, for this year's line-up. The rumors were suggesting a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon SoC, 4.3-inch 720p screen, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, 13-megapixel rear camera, LTE capability and Android 4.2 on-board with HTC Sense 5 on top of it. The Chinese Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center has posted a couple of images of the device above, codenamed HTC 603e. The specs are mostly in-line with the HTC One SV and SU with the 4.3-inch WVGA display, 1.2 GHz dual-core ...

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    This morning's LG MWC teaser ad was filled with buzzwords and we were wondering what device might the South Korean manufacturer refer to, with chances being thin for the Optimus G2. One of the options was the rumored 5.5-inch phablet and it looks like the leaks are continuing two weeks before the announcement. The picture above claims to represent the LG Optimus G Pro from carrier LG U+ in South Korea, not the five-inch one confirmed in Japan by NTT DoCoMo. This phablet can reportedly brag about its 5.5-inch display with Full HD resolution and small bezel, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon ...

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    What does ASUS have in store for us after the Padfone? The Fonepad, or at least the codename for the rumored ME371MG which will likely make a presence at the MWC show floor in about two weeks. What is so special about this tablet? It is power by an Intel processor. The image above, if legit, seems to hint at an aluminum body, pretty much like Apple's iPad and iPad mini. Speculation regarding the internals hints at a seven-inch 1280 x 800 pixel resolution screen, Intel Atom Z-2420 processor clocking at 1.2 GHz aided by the PowerVR SGX540 GPU, 1 GB of RAM, three-megapixel rear camera and ...

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    LG has started teasing! Just the other day we've seen the company's official Facebook account hinting a "new series" which will hopefully be unveiled at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and today we're getting another one, this time, in the shape of a video. The clip is filled with buzz words, superlatives, and everything you'd expect from a company that is trying to build up the buzz. If previous rumors wouldn't have indicated that the Optimus G2 will land this fall, we'd be inclined to believe that this teaser is about that phone. Still, rumors can be wrong and we might be ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's new and Creepy teaser for their February 19th event. Then we move-on to LG as they've also sent out their teasers of a new product line-up that could either be an Optimus revamp or a tablet line-up. Then we talk about Samsung as new rumors tell that the Galaxy S IV release is close. Sammy continues on our radar next as we talk about new and funny names for their new device trademarks. We end today's show talking about the delays of the BlackBerry Q10. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC's New Teaser Is Kind of Creepy  - LG ...

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    Huawei's been teasing the launch of a super-thin Android for the MWC this year, measuring-in thinner than 6.45 millimeters. Chances are, this model will be the Ascend P2, following-up on the Ascend P1 and P1S, themselves very thin models to begin with. We got to look at a supposed render of the P2 late last month, and now, with just a few weeks to go until MWC 2013, some hands-on pics of what's reportedly the P2 have arrived, along with some additional specs and an idea of what the phone might cost. Rather than the 4.5-inch 1080p display we heard about before (which would make it the ...

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    LG Optimus VU, L3, L5, and L7, were among the new things LG has prepared for last year's MWC. There's no doubt there will be new phones, and maybe even tablets, at this year's MWC at LG's booth and the company appears to be teasing just that on its Facebook page. "See what surprise LG has in store for you this time, with an unexpected distinction" says the description, right after the leading text "new series will be unveiled". With the Optimus G 2's unlikely presence we can count at least on the Optimus L7 II Dual which we've recently seen leaked in Russia. That aside its anyone's guess: ...

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    About this time last year, probably a week shy, Google has posted a page letting everyone know that the huge Android booth is being prepared at MWC 2012. Those who've been to the Barcelona-show or have been following MWC news closely know that every year Google's booth gets greener, larger, and busier. It appears that this year Google will be skipping MWC, with its Android booth. A spokesperson from Google France has stated: "I can confirm that indeed [...] we will not have a booth at MWC this year. However, the Android team will be present in Barcelona to support its partners". The huge ...

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    We might as well take the HTC M7 for granted with the company's CEO, Peter Chou, showing the device off to the drooling masses. The February 19 event is likely about this new Android flagship for the year and the device was omnipresent in leaks, reports and rumors in the recent past. Subject to speculation is the so-called "ultrapixel" sensor rumored to be part of the new Android flagship and an official HTC infographic seems to hint just that. As you can see in the crop above (full infographic at the source link below), the company is preparing a new sound and camera experience this year. ...

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    It is highly possible that we'll see this ASUS MeMo Pad 10 tablet at the upcoming MWC this month. There were a couple of leaks circulating on the interwebs but now we're taking a look at what appears to be a set of official press renders for the soon-to-be-announced tablet. The rumors talk about specifications which might include, alongside the 10.1-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution, a quad-core Tegra 3 SoC, 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD slot for expansion, as well as a camera at the back. Android Jelly Bean will probably be there out of the box and color flavors might ...

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