As the smartphone world matures, revolutionary ideas get harder and harder to come by. Yet, this’s exactly what the Mozilla Foundation brought to the MWC 2012 with its Boot2Gecko platform – a cloud based open-source mobile OS, which looks cool and should perform great on even very modest hardware.
Boot2Gecko is using the latest open web standards for its apps, which means that apps written for it will be compatible with just about any smartphone running the OS, or even every device with an HTML5-enabled browser. And don’t worry – even though the OS itself is cloud-based, you might still use your phone offline and even run apps and games on it – offline caching is a technology already supported by the web standards. Read more »
The slide-out QWERTY sporting Motorola Droid 4 is one of the fastest product sequels I’ve seen in quite some time. The Android smartphone hit the shelves at Verizon Wireless only six months after its predecessor, Motorola Droid 3 arrived, thus making me curious about the changes it has brought with it.
Speaking about changes in the newcomer, they are actually quite a few. Read more »
In the heat of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung has announced the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2. As the name suggests, this is the replacement for the original Galaxy S WiFi, rocking a 4.2-inch display.
Samsung are aiming high with this one, trying to bring a serious alternative to Apple’s iPod Touch. And here’s what they’re throwing against it. Read more »
With MWC well under way in Barcelona, HTC were kind to also host an event in New York City, where we got to spend time with the LTE sporting One X, bound to hit AT&T Wireless across the Atlantic. As you probably know by now, the smartphone looks identical to the HTC One X, but sports a different CPU and chipset, which bring its LTE mojo to life.
The HTC One X for AT&T packs Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon S4 chipset. It features two Krait CPU cores, clocked at 1.5GHz, along with Adreno 225 GPU. Read more »
In terms of mobile imaging, the Nokia 808 is a revolutionary device. Not only is it capable of taking images of up to 38MP, but it can also make use of a technology called oversampling, which means that out of 7 adjacent pixels of information it captures, it outputs to memory a single resulting pixel, which hopefully, is picture perfect.
There are three outright advantages to this oversampling thing: amazing image quality, lossless zoom, and superior low light performance. Read more »
We already met the new Samsung Galaxy Beam in person and shot a quick hands-on video with it, but we thought you might like to hear about the projector phone from this enthusiastic Samsung rep.
The Galaxy Beam is kind of like a Galaxy R but with a secret weapon – an nHD projector that can push out a 50″ image at 15 lumens of brightness. Read more »
As promised, Mozilla revealed one of its partners for the Boot to Gecko project for Open Web Devices.
The browser vendor only started work on their Boot to Gecko OS for phones less than a year ago and has already found a friendly hand to keep the project on schedule to launch in 2012. The partner in question is Telefonica and, by the looks of it, is a perfect match for Mozilla’s web standards based OS. Read more »
Nokia has just released three videos for their new Asha phones, recently announced at their press event at MWC.
The new Ashas offer a bevy of extras for feature phones, including dual-SIM options, touchscreen, and full-QWERTY keyboards. Read more »
Nokia properly made us go WOW with their announcement of the 808 PureView and its 41MP camera sensor.
So, naturally, it’s time for Nokia to promote and to stop people from scratching their heads in wonder. Here are the 808 PureView promo videos. Read more »
Currently, the HTC press event is ongoing at MWC, and we just just heard news of the new line of HTC phones, the One S, One V, One X, and One XL.
Highlights include Beats audio and enhanced camera capabilities for all four phones. Read more »
Another minute has passed, and that means another MWC announcement. Yes, Sunday is hectic. Here are a couple of promo videos for the two recently announced Sony Xperia phones, the Xperia U and Xperia P.
The following videos just popped up on the official Sony site. Read more »
Huawei Ascend D quad just got announced, and now we have the flagship’s promo video for you. Having just hit YouTube, the clip features the handset, alongside the mythical Pegasus, built from the Chinese company’s smartphones.
The Huawei Ascend D quad packs a spec sheet, which is worthy of its ambitions. Read more »
LG announced no less than six new phones throughout the week and are showcasing them all tonight at their pre-MWC LG Mobile Media Preview. And just to make sure no one missed how big they are staking on the LTE wireless technology, they created a new tagline for themeselves: “LTE, its always LG”. LG reportedly holds more LTE patents than any other mobile manufacturer in the world, so it makes sense that that they would want to stand behind their 4G technology in the long run.
As we all know, more phones also means more booth ladies to carry them all, which is a plus in everyone’s book.
Check out our hands-on from the pre-MWC LG Mobile Media Preview here.
Samsung is dead set on filling every niche, whether big or small, in the smartphone market, offering a Galaxy phone as a choice for just about every occasion.
You’ve got low range droids, high end droids, durable waterproof droids, “phoneblets” and lets not forget, yesterday’s flagships that are today’s midrange shooters. Read more »
RIM have teamed up with Porsche Design Studios to create the BlackBerry P’9981, a mix of hard edges and precise angles unlike any other BlackBerry we’ve seen before.
The P’9981 enters the market as the elite BlackBerry, demanding an exclusive price tag for an exclusive device. We spent some exploring how the Porsche Design treatment changes a product like the P’9981. Read more »