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Facebook teams up with carriers to offer discounted data access to Facebook messaging

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Facebook announced partnerships with multiple mobile operators to provide free or discounted data access for its website usage. As we already know, much of the Facebook’s usage is from the mobile devices and the Mark Zuckerberg’s company is trying to make it easier on the wallets to access it.

Facebook’s latest promotion offers you free or discounted data access on Messenger for Android, Messenger for iOS and, of course, for every platform, for which the service has been optimized. Read more »

Nokia integrates Maps and Drive into HERE location services, makes them available to all WP8 devices

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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 displays Wireless Ultra HD video streaming technology at MWC

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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 »

We put the LG Optimus G Pro display head-to-head with the Super AMOLED on the Galaxy S III

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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 »

Xperia Tablet Z to become available worldwide this spring

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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 »

Nokia announces a wireless car charger for Lumia 920

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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 »

HP sells webOS rights to LG, to be used now in smart TVs

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Looks like webOS has a new owner now. After being acquired by HP back in 2010 and then being made open source a year later, the mobile operating system has now been acquired by LG.

If you’re hoping to see some new smartphones and tablets from LG running webOS, however, you are in for a disappointment. LG has no such plans for webOS as of now and will only be using the OS to power its range of smart TVs. Read more »

Windows Phone Store now hosts more than 130,000 apps, Elop says

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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 »

Enjoy Nokia Lumia 720 and 520 promo videos

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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 »

Alcatel One Touch Idol X hands-on impressions

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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 »

Lenovo K900 hands-on impressions and synthetic benchmarks

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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 »

Lenovo unveils the A1000, A3000, and S6000 entry-level Android Tablets

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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 »

HP Slate 7 announced, runs Android Jelly Bean at a temptingly low price of $169.99

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HP has launched its first Android-based tablet, the HP Slate 7. The HP Slate 7 will be priced at a very competitive $169.99 and will go on sale in April.

As far as specifications are concerned, the Slate 7 has a 7.0-inch, 1,024 x 600 resolution FFS+ LCD, 1.6GHz, dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory with microSD card slot, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/b, Bluetooth 2.1, 3 megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera, stereo speakers and Beats Audio. The HP Slate 7 runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Read more »

Here goes the Huawei Ascend P2 promo video, enjoy

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Huawei just announced their Ascend P2 with the fastest LTE speed seen on a smartphone. The device sports a 4.7″ 720p screen, quad-core K3V2 processor, 13 MP camera, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and more.

And now Hiawei has uploaded a promo video of the Ascend P2, which focuses on its many traits – you’ll find it after the break. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 makes a real-life public appearance at the MWC

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Samsung seems all set to extend its tally of tablets with the Galaxy Note 8.0. A big ad of the 8″ slate was already spotted at the MWC grounds in Barcelona, but the device was now spotted publicly ahead of the announcement.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 was caught on camera near the entrance of the Mobile World Congress venue, while a group of Samsung PR girls were busy showing off the tablet in a photo-shoot. Read more »