As we were cruising through the MWC 2013 grounds a particularly interesting piece of Android software caught our eye. Developed by the relatively unknown Japanese company Morpho, the MovieSolid video stabilization doesn’t require any special hardware to work, yet yields impressive results.
Using only the data from the camera sensor and the smartphone’s gyro sensor (if available), the MovieSolid solution manages to turn an otherwise shaky video into something that looks as if shot with a steadicam. We tested the software against the Apple iPhone 5, which we have found to have the best digital stabilization in the smartphone game so far and we were really stunned by the result. Read more »
The Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona is coming to an end. Until 2013 the event took place at Fira de Barcelona in the foot of the Montjuïc hills, but this year the exhibition has moved to the more spacious and modern-looking Fira de Barcelona Gran Via.
If you followed our coverage from the congress, you probably already know a lot about the devices on display. But in case you are wondering what the venue and the booths inside looked like, we;ve got you covered as well. We have snapped a few shots around the futuristic booths set up by the manufacturers, so we can share with you the spirit of the MWC. Read more »
The Asus MWC event yesterday brought the Padfone Infinity and the Fonepad. It wasn’t very well organized for the press, but luckily, you can watch the highlights in the comfort of your own home.
Asus tried to spice the event up with a mini magic show, but that was mostly cut out of the video. What does that say about how engaging the performance was? Read more »
The Nokia Lumia 520 was only announced this morning and T-Mobile USA is already claiming a piece of the action. The carrier will get a dedicated version of the phone – 521 – which differs only in the supported 3G frequencies.
The Lumia 520, or 521 in this case, is an upgrade over the current 510 – it runs Windows Phone 8 on a 1GHz dual-core Krait processor, with double the RAM (512MB), double the internal storage (8GB, there’s a microSD card slot too) and 720p video capture. You can check out our hands-on impressions from the MWC for more info. Read more »
The latest trend of dust and waterproof smartphones continues with the newly launched Cat B15. The rugged device can withstand a 1.8 meter drop and being submerged in up to one meter of water for about 30 minutes.
The Cat B15 comes with a 4″ LCD display of 480 x 800 resolution, a capacitive multi-touch screen, Gorilla glass and wet finger tracking. The smartphone is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor along with 512 MB of RAM, and features a 5 megapixel rear camera, a VGA front-facer, 4 GB of inbuilt memory with a microSD slot and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Read more »
Maps and Drive have long been one of the staples of Nokia Windows Phone devices, and today they’re being rolled as part of Nokia’s HERE cloud location service.
Also integrated are the Transit and City Lens apps, which allow for quick access to public transit information and nearby POIs in addition to the cartography and navigation features provided by Drive and Maps. However, the services will no longer bear the Nokia branding. Read more »
LG showcases its innovative Wireless Ultra High-definition transmission technology for the first time at the on-going Mobile World Congress. The latest feature for the next generation smartphones allows you to view games, movies and other smartphone essence on Ultra HD TV’s in real time, through wireless data transfer.
The transmission technology is said to deliver the multimedia contents to your televisions in a much quicker and smoother manner than any other previous content streaming system. And of course, it can transfer content of up to UltraHD resolution – that’s 4K or four times the regular 1080p FullHD. Read more »
Whilst here at LG’s booth on the MWC 2013 floor we had enough time to check out the LG Optimus G Pro from every angle.
So, the screen junkies that we are, we decided to get out the Galaxy S III and put its Super AMOLED 720p screen next to the True HD-IPS+ 1080p LCD of the G Pro. Read more »
If you’re after a slim, water resistant LTE tablet, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but live nowhere near Japan, then the wait is finally over.
The Xperia Tablet Z (both LTE and Wi-Fi only) is set to launch globally this quarter but there’s no official word yet on its price or which markets will get it first. Read more »
Lately, smartphones are becoming an integral part of our daily lives and it is important that our device’s battery offers us enough juice for longer hours of usage. That’s where a portable charger plays its important role and Nokia has unveiled a wireless car charger for its Lumia 920 smartphones, which should help its consumers enjoy that extra liberty of usage when they are on the go.
Nokia’s wireless car charger comes with NFC built-in and is designed like a Nokia car phone holder. Aside from the obvious benefit of the wireless charging, the NFC functionality will allow you to start a specific app or turn on specific car mode setting on your smartphone just by placing it on the stand. Read more »
At Nokia’s press conference here at MWC, CEO Stephen Elop announced that the number of available Windows Phone apps has reached and surpassed the 130,000 milestone.
Popular new additions include the WhatsApp cross-platform messaging client, as well as the re-branded HERE suite of navigation and mapping applications. Read more »
It’s the routine in action – moments after unveiling a product, the manufacturer publishes a set of promo videos, highlighting its strengths.
In the case of Nokia we’re now seeing two videos – one for the Lumia 720 and another one for the Lumia 520. These follow after the break. Read more »
Hours after it got officially announced, the Alcatel One Touch Idol X made a quick appearance in front of our camera. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphone is Alcatel’s best equipped offering to date.
The Alcatel One Touch Idol X is an elegant-looking device in person. Read more »
At an event in Barcelona, we managed to spend some quality time with Intel Atom sporting Lenovo K900. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphone packs an impressive spec sheet, headed by an 1.8GHz dual-core Clover Trail+ CPU and a 5.5″ 1080p IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 400ppi.
When holding the Lenovo K900, there’s absolutely no room for doubt regarding the handset’s premium aspirations. Read more »
Today, Lenovo outed a few new lower-midrange Android tablets, including a 10-inch 1.2 GHz quad-core model with a 8.6mm waistline.
The A1000, A3000, and S6000 will all run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and give users access to affordable tablets starting in Q2. Read more »