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Sony announces nine new Cyber-shot cameras

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Having launched three new cameras just a month ago and prophesying the doom of point-and-shoot cameras while at it, Sony is back with nine more digital cameras. Five of these are of the compact zoom variety, two belong to the super slim T-series and the last two fall in the W-series.

The model numbers for these cameras are HX200V, HX30V, HX20V, HX10V, H90, TX66, TX20, WX150 and W690. Following are the specifications of all these cameras. 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 »

Google brings the Android pins back to MWC

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Last year, Google released a very special limited edition Android pins at the Mobile World Congress and this year they are bringing them back.

Refreshed and ready to be collected, there are 90 of them representing the different Android users. They are extremely fun and well made and rest assured we’ll try and hunt them down for some close hands-on. Read more »

ZTE shoots four Android tablets into the MWC orbit, meet the V9S, V96, PF 100 and T98

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ZTE didn’t come all the way from China to Barcelona to just announce smartphones. No, the Chinese are stepping up the slate market as well with their four latest Android tablets.


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The line-up of new ZTE tablets consists of the PF 100, T98, V96 and V9S. The first two sport quad-core Tegra 3 processors and the other two make do with dual-core chips. Let’s start with the first duo. 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 »

Opera Mini Next and Opera Mobile 12 released

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Opera has released a new beta of the world’s most popular mobile browser, called the Opera Mini Next. This will give you a taste of some of the new features added in Opera Mini, which will arrive in the stable version later this year.

The changes you see will differ depending upon whether you have a feature phone or a smartphone. On feature phones, you will see a new homepage, along with your usual speed dial page. This new homepage will give you quick access to all your social networks and other information such as news, weather forecasts, sports, entertainment and more. The speed dial list is also updated and can now contain an infinite number of items. Read more »

Adobe releases Photoshop Touch for the iPad 2

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After an accidental launch yesterday, where the app was prematurely made available on the New Zealand app store and then pulled down, the iOS version of Photoshop Touch is now available worldwide on the App Store. It will, however, only work on the iPad 2 and also requires the presence of iOS 5.

This app is part of Adobe’s mobile suite of applications for the iOS, which also includes the Adobe Revel, Adobe Color Lava for Photoshop, Adobe Eazel for Photoshop, Adobe Nav for Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Express, and lets you ‘combine images, apply professional effects, share results with friends and family through sites like Facebook, and more – all from the convenience of your iPad.’. 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 »