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NVIDIA showcases the power of Tegra 3 with several games

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With all those Tegra 3 smartphones and tablets out there, people will need quality games to push those 4-PLUS-1 CPU cores and the 12-core GeForce GPU to their limits. NVIDIA has that covered as they’re debuting several new game titles at the MWC that claim to provide a console-level gaming experience.

The games will eventually be available through Tegra Zone, but for now you can check out the highlights for these four games. Read more »

We go hands-on with an unannounced 7.7″ quad-core Toshiba tablet at MWC

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Despite trawling all the way through the Fujitsu/Toshiba booth for anything out of the ordinary, we came up short. That was of course until we caught wind of this innocuous little tablet lurking somewhere in the halls at MWC.

Toshiba's Quad Core tablet

Toshiba had a number of phones and tablets on display at their main stand, but we found this unnamed device sitting amongst a host of similarly powered Tegra 3 devices at the Nvidia booth. Read more »

Corning Gorilla Glass 2 officially shipping in devices this April-May

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According to Corning, its second generation of ultra tough screen glass, dubbed simply Gorilla Glass 2, will start to appear on devices in April or May the latest.

The first shipments have been sent out to the company’s partners, they added. We saw the Gorilla Glass 2 in action back at CES 2011 and we are looking forward to seeing it on actual retail devices. Read more »

AT&T HTC One X LTE hands-on

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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 »

The amazing science behind the Nokia 808′s mammoth 41MP camera sensor explained

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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 »

Official Samsung Galaxy Beam promo video makes a point

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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 »

Mozilla partners with Telefonica on a Boot to Gecko running phone

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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 Lumia 610 hands-on video as produced by Nokia

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The Lumia 610 was just made official at the MWC Nokia press event, and a couple of videos have also been released.

The Lumia 610 is meant to push down the price point of Windows Phone and will come in white, black, cyan and magenta, and should be available in Q2 of this year. Read more »

Nokia Asha 202, 203 and 302 video ads are out

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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 808 PureView videos emerge, give details about its 41MP camera

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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 »

Skype for Windows Phone beta is live

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Nokia just announced Skype for Windows Phone at their press event at MWC. The beta version is available now at the Windows Phone Marketplace, with a full release expected in April.

Skype for Windows Phone has been optimized for the Nokia Lumia 710 and 800, the HTC Titan and Radar, and the Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash, but should work on most phones running at least version 7.5 of WP. Read more »

New HTC One series video ads are out en masse

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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 »

Here’s how Huawei’s Pegasus cellphone statue came into being

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In case you saw our earlier coverage from Huawei’s press conference, you must have noticed the seriously cool Pegasus statue outside the venue. It is made from Huawei handsets, and aims to tell the world that the Chinese giant is ready to play alongside the heavyweights on the market for smartphones and tablets.

The Pegasus statue is a seriously fascinating engineering achievement on its own, so Huawei have released a separate video to mark the occasion. Read more »

Here are the Xperia U and Xperia P promo videos

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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 »

Watch the Huawei Ascend D quad promo video

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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 »