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Mozilla Boot2Gecko platform hands-on

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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 »

Windows 8 Consumer Preview highlights

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Microsoft concluded its Windows 8 Consumer Preview demonstration at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and now it’s time to get to the essentials of what the Consumer Preview brings to the table.

While there are many new things surrounding it, like its flawless work on various SoCs, eight second boot-up time and more, we are going to concentrate on the new sides of the software. Let’s dig in.

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Motorola Droid 4 review

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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 »

Windows 8 Consumer Preview event reveals what Microsoft has been cooking, download link inside

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The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is underway and is now heating up.

Check out our extensive coverage with photos and videos to get the full scoop.

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Apple could be working on HD audio format for iTunes Match, streaming

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An anonymous source has tipped off The Guardian that Apple is working on bringing HD sound quality to iTunes. This will reportedly happen through the introduction of a new file format with advanced functions.

The new audio format is said to be very flexible – it will offer both high-quality HD audio and a version with smaller size. It will also offer adaptive streaming depending on the device and the internet connections. Read more »

Nokia Maps and Bing Maps unify their map design

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The partnership between Nokia and Microsoft developed even deeper roots today. As of now, Nokia Maps and Bing Maps have a unified maps design.

The goal is to offer users more simplified design that is easy on the eye and will help them better navigate by removing unnecessary clutter from the maps themselves. Read more »

Suspected iPad 3 with Retina display makes a web visit to a popular Apple blog

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Just a day after Apple sent out official invitations to the iPad 3 announcement event, a popular blogger’s site got visited by one such iPad 3. Interestingly enough, its reported resolution by Google Analytics is Retina display-esque, but not exactly the one everybody expected.

The resolution in question that got reported by Google’s Analytics serice is 2560×1600 pixels and the device got recognized as an iPad 3. Read more »

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 »

Playing with and on the Sony PlayStation Vita

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We snatched some quality time with the recently released 5″ PlayStation Vita here at the MWC and boy, do we have lots of pictures to show you.

The Vita’s multi-touch display is an OLED unit, has a 960 x 544 resolution and there’s a capacitive multi-touch pad on the back. Read more »

Samsung outs the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2, we go hands-on

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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 »

It’s official, Apple will be announcing the iPad 3 on March 7

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After all the rumors, leaks, and speculations, Apple has finally revealed the date of the iPad 3 announcement. The magical date is March 7th and here’s how the invitation to the press looks like.

The big event will be held in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco at 10AM PST, March 7, which happens to be Wednesday. Read more »

Windows Phone Marketplace expands, details about WP Tango emerge

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Microsoft has been working hard in recent time to expand its Windows Phone reach. Evidence of this are the announcements of the entry level Nokia Lumia 610 and now the fact that the company is expanding its Marketplace to 23 more countries.

And here are the countries the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace is now available: Read more »

Has the iPad 3 already begun shipping to the US?

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It looks like Foxconn’s manufacturing plants have already finished the initial rounds of iPad 3s expected to grace the world in the coming months and word has it, Apple’s next tablet is already en route to the States.

iPad 3 rumored to now be shipping to the US

Some information found on a shipping document appear to contain instructions for delivery of the first batch of iPad 3s, with the first day of delivery listed as March 9th. Read more »

Rovio and Samsung announce partnership on Angry Birds Space with a new teaser trailer

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Samsung and Rovio announced today they will be partnering on the release of the new Angry Birds Space game. The highlight of the new game, as the name suggests, will be low gravity and, as you’ll see in the teaser video, there is a new species of birds.

Both companies claim the new Angry Birds game is going to be best enjoyed on a Galaxy Note, with the new graphics taking advantage of the huge 5.3-inch Super AMOLED screen. Now, time for the trailer.

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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 »