Tablets dominated much of the attention at the Mobile World Congress and with good reason. Some of the new phones weren’t terribly impressive, while there were plenty of new things in the tablet world.
Android tablets exploded in numbers. There were also two new tablet platforms (PlayBook’s OS and webOS on the TouchPad). A handful of Windows 7 tablets were on the MWC grounds too.
Here’s a quick summary of all those tablets… Read more »
Hot on the heels of yesterdays tease about Firefox 5, Chrome and Opera web browsers are venturing bravely into double-digit version numbers – Chrome 10 is finally available as a beta, and Opera is showing off version 11.10. Opera already has v11.01 as stable so the update is fairly minor.
Fresh from its announcement at the MWC yesterday, the HTC Flyer is already available for pre-order over at Amazon Germany for €669.
The HTC Flyer is interesting because it marks the return of the stylus – but unlike those early styluses, the HTC Scribe technology is much more sophisticated… Read more »
Samsung is working hard to develop their Bada OS into an even better platform and version 2.0 integrates much of their progress so far. Bada will be doing a strong push into the fields of social networking, location services, providing content and mobile payment.
They demoed three apps that demonstrate the capabilities of the new OS, there’s even a video demo of the updated user interface. Here’s what Bada 2.0 is all about… Read more »
Angry Birds is a hugely popular game available on just about every mobile platform imaginable, except Windows Phone 7 that is. But now Rovio just confirmed that they are already working on a version of Angry Birds for WP7.
Another big real is that there’s a 3D version of the game in the works, but Rovio was more tight-lipped about that… Read more »
Tech specs can be a little boring as just text, so Samsung made this video demo of their new Galaxy Tab 10.1, which goes over the juicy details.
It doesn’t really demonstrate the new Android Honeycomb tablet, it mostly recites the specs, but there’s something else about this video… Read more »
Samsung announced Bada OS version 2.0 at the MWC and detailed the new features. It’s a pretty long list, which includes several new technologies and overall enhancements of the OS.
We saw a few slides with new features back in December, but now there’s a whole presentation full of new stuff…
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LG has ambitious plans for 2011 – sell 30% more phones this year, for a total of 150 million devices, and smartphones will make up 20% of that. LG has no illusions though and knows that smartphones will be the big money maker.
The company intends to introduce 20 new smartphone models globally in 2011.
They will be growing their workforce and R&D budgets too… Read more »
Marvell announced a cool new chip – the Marvell PXA978 is a single chip but combines all the functionality needed for a phone. A fast 1.2GHz application processor, GPU, video decoder/encoder and so on.
The chip also works as a 3G modem and it supports both UMTS (that’s regular 3G), TD-SCDMA (that’s Chinese 3G) and HSPA speeds too… Read more »
All is fair in love and war – and you’d think that on Valentine’s Day LG would go for “love”. Well, no.
Instead, they went all Street Fighter on Steve Jobs (apparently known by his wrestler name, “A pad”) around 1:00 into the ad, all in the name of promoting their new Honeycomb-running Optimus Tab…
Subtle? Hardly. But those are the guys that announce each new product about five times (check out our news section if you don’t believe me).
Sure, the LG Optimus Pad sounds pretty great and all, it’s got Read more »
Adobe keeps pushing improvements to their Flash platform and its good to hear that the Flash development on mobile platforms is keeping pace with the computer platform.
Adobe is showing off Flash 10.2 for mobile devices, which improves performance over v10.1… Read more »
With the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II comes the second generation of SuperAMOLED displays – they have better readability, they consume less power and are overall thinner than the first generation units. The Samsung Infuse 4G was actually the first phone to use a SuperAMOLED Plus screen, but it’s AT&T-only availability means that it will be the Galaxy S II that will popularize the new display around the world.
Building up on an already impressive display, we expect a picture perfect experience. Here’s a bit more on the technology behind the new display… Read more »
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play is the latest attempt at creating a gaming smartphone and this just might be it. Sony Ericsson have worked hard to ensure that finding and playing games is easy and better still – that there’s a big selection of high-quality games.
Here’s the gist of what the XPERIA Play will offer… Read more »
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play has a full set of game controls. If you are new to gaming consoles, you might wonder what they all do.
We haven’t spent much time playing games on the XPERIA Play at the MWC, but we have some cursory impressions of how the controls feel… Read more »
Following Wednesday’s announcement of the HP TouchPad, today Qualcomm officially announces the Snapdragon chipset – the APQ8060 – that powers the first webOS tablet.
The dual-core CPU will be found in both tablets and smartphones and it puts an emphasis on powerful graphics and stereoscopic 3D maging… Read more »