HP Touchpad, Veer and Pre 3 hands-on videos #MWC11

Last week HP had showed the world how they are going to get back into mobile game with WebOS products that they have acquired with Palm Inc. Their new offerings – the next generation of WebOS, Touchpad tablet, Pre 3 and Veer smartphones looked pretty cool. We’ve covered the new device specs and features already, so today we’ll only do a quick hands-on overview of the new devices. Here’s HP Touchpad hands-on video: Here’s HP...

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Adding few more pieces to Nokia Microsoft deal puzzle. Interview with Nokia’s EVP Dr. Kai Öistämö #MWC11

As Nokia and Microsoft further explain the vision and plans behind their new strategic partnership, the sense of dread that many of us felt for the future of Nokia continues to decrease. Actually, the more I think and hear about it, the more interesting things look to me. Still, it’s only been a few days since the deal was made, so there is an awful lot of key details that we can only speculate about. And, as the say, the devil is in...

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#MWC11: HTC’s Facebook phones, Salsa and ChaCha, in live photos
Feb15

#MWC11: HTC’s Facebook phones, Salsa and ChaCha, in live photos

Just as rumored, HTC has announced two smartphones that come with a dedicated Facebook button: the HTC Salsa and HTC ChaCha. While HTC did bring the two phones to MWC 2011 in Barcelona, it didn’t have any fully functional units – which, of course, means the software is not ready yet. However, we did snap a few photos of the Salsa and ChaCha, just so you can see what they look like in real life. Both smartphones are quite slim, and are...

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Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 live pictures and hands-on video at #MWC11
Feb15

Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 live pictures and hands-on video at #MWC11

Look, it’s an iPhone! No! Look, it’s a Galaxy S! No! Look, it’s a Galaxy S II! The Samsung Galaxy Ace (S5830) is neither of those. This Android-powered smartphone is a ‘mini’ version of the Galaxy S, one may say. Its target market is the midrange, people who want a very well designed smartphone but don’t necessarily need (or afford to pay for) all the premium features in, for example, the new Galaxy...

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HTC Wildfire S live pictures and hands-on video at #MWC11
Feb15

HTC Wildfire S live pictures and hands-on video at #MWC11

The third of the three rehashes of past HTC phones powered by the letter “S” is the Wildfire S. Joining the Desire S and the Incredible S in HTC’s lineup, this phone is noticeably smaller than either of those, for it has the same screen size as its predecessor, the original Wildfire. However, HTC has decided to finally repair what was the biggest mistake it made with regard to the Wildfire, and the resolution of the...

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#MWC11: Samsung Galaxy Mini, Fit and Gio hands-on (video)
Feb15

#MWC11: Samsung Galaxy Mini, Fit and Gio hands-on (video)

Apart from announcing the high-end Galaxy S II at MWC 2011, Samsung has also brought its mid-to-low end range of Galaxy smartphones. We’ll now take a look at three of the new affordable Galaxy handsets: Galaxy Mini S5570, Galaxy Fit S5670, and Galaxy Gio S5660. They all have Android 2.2.1, TouchWiz 3.0 UI, 3G, Wi-Fi, and A-GPS, and should be available starting this month (in select markets, of course) – competing with LG’s new Optimus...

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HTC Incredible S live pictures and hands-on video at #MWC11
Feb15

HTC Incredible S live pictures and hands-on video at #MWC11

HTC must have seen a gigantic gap in their portfolio between the Desire (and now, the Desire S) with its 3.7-inch screen, and the Desire HD that has a 4.3-inch screen. And so they decided to fill that gap with the HTC Incredible S, just announced today. This device, clearly modeled after the Droid Incredible for Verizon, has a 4-inch screen. It will sit in between the aforementioned Desire S and Desire HD in HTC’s portfolio,...

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HTC Desire S live pictures and hands-on video at #MWC11
Feb15

HTC Desire S live pictures and hands-on video at #MWC11

Today was the day when HTC chose to announce its new handsets for 2011 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Today is also the day when phone branding has died a bit, since HTC chose to reuse three of its existing names. And add “S” to them. Not “2”, but “S”. How coincidental might that be to Samsung’s own (if you think of it, rather unexplainable) love for the letter “S”? You be...

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#MWC11: Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo hands-on video
Feb15

#MWC11: Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo hands-on video

Sony Ericsson has big plans for this year. It announced no less than four new smartphones, all running the latest version of Google’s Android, namely 2.3 Gingerbread We’ve already seen the Xperia Arc, the PlayStation-certified Xperia Play, and the Xperia Pro. Now it’s time to take a better look at the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo. Previously appeared as the Sony Ericsson Hallon, the Neo is the keyboardless version of the Xperia Pro. It...

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#MWC11: Motorola Atrix may arrive in Europe in March
Feb15

#MWC11: Motorola Atrix may arrive in Europe in March

File this under ‘rumored, but from a rather reliable source’. Remember the Motorola Atrix, the Android-powered superphone that AT&T likes to call ‘4G’? Are you in Europe and possibly drooling over its impressive specsheet? Well, while roaming through Motorola’s booth at Mobile World Congress, I came across an interesting bit of info. According to a Motorola staff member, the Atrix will be arriving in...

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