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    Sadly, Mobile World Congress is now over. This year's mobile show in Barcelona, Spain was one of the busiest, device-driven shows in recent years. We saw a boatload of handsets, a few tablets, some wearables, and a lot of future products that won't be available for a while. Needless to say, there was plenty for just about everyone to be excited about at least something: a new Galaxy S smartphone, three new wrist-mounted Gear devices, a new Sony flagship, new additions to the HTC Desire lineup, new Huawei devices, including a wearable, a new YOGA Tablet and smartphone from Lenovo, Nokia X ...

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    If anyone ever tells you that smartphones are all the same these days, that every manufacturer is copying everyone else to the point where all our phone are homogeneous, uninspiring slabs, you just point them on over to the YotaPhone, the handset that just has to do things a little differently. We saw the first YotaPhone debut last year, marrying a rear-mounted electronic ink to a typical full-color smartphone display, offering a persistent output, low power consumption, and great daylight readability. This year's model delivers a healthy set of improvements, bumping up processing ...

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    “We are inspired by taking risks and innovating mobile communications to bring value to users. We are a start-up company that had a big idea and we’ve executed on that idea. We looked at the smartphone from another side, literally, and created YotaPhone.” I love this quote. It's a little heavy on the corporate buzzwords for my taste, but the idea of a small group of dedicated individuals banding together to will a dream into reality -particularly a dream as unconventional as YotaPhone- is an inspiring tale even to those who don't share my love for the underdog. And Yota Devices ...

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    Russian phone maker, Yota Devices, is at it again. At MWC 2013, we here at Pocketnow finally got some hands-on time with the unusual creation from Yota Devices, a diversion from the typical one-screen smartphone: the YotaPhone. This phone, from the front looked pretty normal. But flipping it around to the backside revealed a large and very useful e-ink display. But by the time it released, just over two months ago, the phone's internals were dated, making the phone seem rather expensive, even for its progressive design. A full year after our first look at YotaPhone, and the Russian phone ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the current updates to the Google Search app for Android, and why is this important. We then talk about the new Bluetooth 4.1 standard, and how this improves your experience while mobile. Then we talk about the YotaPhone launch, what's cool, and what's not about this device. Samsung follows the news as we talk about its new patent focused on bringing us transparent displays. We end today's show talking about Samsung's device launch plans for Q1 2014, and why this is a dramatic change to the past. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    We've seen the dual-screen YotaPhone in action almost a year ago at the 2013 MWC in Barcelona, and, while at that time it was a proof-of-concept giving us a peek at things to come, the phone from Russia has been made available today in several regions, including its home market. Austria, France, Spain and Germany are joining Russia in the list of countries where one can purchase this dual-screen Android from the YotaPhone online store. However, if you want to grab it in a brick-and-mortar store, you'll have to live in Russia or Germany, where it will be available this month. By the end of ...

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    It's iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s launch day, and we can't think of a better way to commemorate the event than with a Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Actually, yes we can: it would be great to take a look back at Apple's pre-iPhone days with the spectacular failure that was the Motorola "iTunes phone" of 2005 - fortunately, we already took care of that yesterday. So we'll discuss the MOTOROKR E1 a little bit on today's Weekly, before delving in to the fresh new take on mobile software that Apple's iOS 7 represents. Then we'll revert back to twiddling our thumbs waiting for the UPS guy - but we'll ...

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    While companies continue to produce phones with impressive specifications, the smartphone market has grown somewhat stale in the last two years. Practically every form factor but the basic candy bar has become extinct. And with the exception of a few pieces of brass trim and varying levels of build quality and size, every phone is virtually cut from the same mold. It's boring, monotonous, and we're all just about ready for the next big thing – no not the Note III or some other cookie-cutter Samsung phone, a legitimate revolutionary change. It's difficult to predict how that change will ...

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    At Pocketnow, we have a responsibility to try the new, the fresh, and the weird - and that latter swamp is exactly the one Managing Editor Anton D. Nagy waded into with his recent review of the ASUS Fonepad - the tablet with an earpiece. Or the phone with a tablet screen. Whatever you want to call it, we've covered it - and Tony has some thoughts about using a seven-inch smartphone in this edition of one of your favorite tech podcasts. After we clear the giant-phone convo, we've got more to say. Lots more. And, doubtless to the relief of thousands, very little of it involves Samsung's ...

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    Mobile World Congress 2013 was, as promised, a boatload of fun and a bucket of hot tech-geek action. While we didn't see everything we wanted to, we were treated to an avalanche of smartphones and tablets running everything from Android to Windows Phone to Sailfish to FirefoxOS. We got a gander at some really impressive form factors too, at sizes ranging from the conventional to the fantastic. If you were off the internet for the duration of last week, or if you simply couldn't deal with the cavalcade of content gushing forth from the tech-news spigot, that's okay. We understand. And we've ...

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    Technically, the Mobile World Congress may finish-up tomorrow, but with all the big smartphone and tablet events over, we're calling it a wrap. We've had a great time the past several days bringing you news of all the new hardware and software companies came to the event to promote, and as we now begin to recuperate and get back to business as usual, we wanted to take a look back on MWC 2013 and everything it brought us. The week leading up to the MWC was filled with rumors, as we should expect, and while some played out, others fell flat on their faces. LG really got things started early, ...

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    We think it's pretty fair to say that MWC 2013 was one part IFA and one part CES: a few stark disappointments peppered among some really amazing stuff. We've seen technology this week ranging from the incredible to the absurd - from the third iteration of ASUS's wild Padfone concept to the improbable debut of a Kyocera Echo lookalike. The big guys have come out to play, too, but they're a little shy this time around: neither Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 nor Nokia's midrange Lumias blew the roof off the joint. Even a few has-beens came out to confuse us with their wares, some of which will be ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how Google doesn't seem to like the idea of building their own retail stores. We later talk about the rumored HTC Tiara, which proves that HTC is still committed to building Windows Phones. Then we talk about Nokia and their expansion plans, though instead of bringing more phones, they're clearly becoming more of a software company. The dual-screen Yotaphone is next, as we show you some hands-on coverage of the device at MWC 2013. We end today's show talking about how even Apple's Ad gurus admit that Samsung Ads are making a dent in their ...

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    Remember the YotaPhone dual-screen Android with an e-ink display? We've been hearing about since summer of last year, got to check out a video of it action back in December, and at the Mobile World Congress this week we finally had the opportunity to see it in the flesh. From one side, the YotaPhone is your pretty run-of-the-mill mid-range Android, with decent specs and a 4.3-inch 720p screen, but the magic happens around back, where you'll find a 4.3-inch e-ink screen. You can transfer images from the main phone onto the e-ink screen, which will keep its picture even when the phone's ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the new rumors of a Galaxy Note device with a 6.3-inch display. Facebook later makes the news with their new upgrade to their Android app to enhance performance. The mysterious YotaPhone with dual-displays is up next as we see it possibly reaching retailers next year. We then talk about Google Maps on the iPhone and we give you a full hands-on video of the new features and enhancements. We end today's show by talking about the harsh news that Google doesn't plan to build Windows Phone 8 applications. All this and more after the break. Stories: ...

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