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  • Feature: Samsung wins PC Advisor's Best Smartphone of 2012 award

    The Samsung Galaxy S II is the smash-hit successor to Samsung’s incredibly popular Galaxy S Android smartphone, and has been such a success that it narrowly edges out the iPhone to our Best Smartphone award.

  • News: Study Shoots Holes In AT&T's Reasons for Throttling

    AT&T has justified its throttling rules for unlimited-plan customers by saying it was only targeting its top 5 percent of bandwidth users. Validas, a company that steps consumers through choosing data plans, examined over 55,000 cell phone bills from 2011 that consumers provided from their various carriers. It found that the top 5 percent of AT&T's unlimited-data customers targeted for throttling aren't the data hogs AT&T is making them out to be.

  • News: iPad 3 shipments heading to US?

    Foxconn is preparing to ship the first iPad 3 units to the US, it has been reported.

  • News: Huawei Ascend D Phone: Hands On

    After introducing what it called the world's slimmest phone at the 2012 CES in January, just one month later at Mobile World Congress here Huawei announced the Ascend D quad and quad XL phones, which the company bills as the “world's fastest.” Whether these units are indeed the absolute fastest is a claim we can't vet just yet, but after getting some hands-on time, we'll confirm at least that this model feels snappy in use.

  • News: Hands On With Huawei's MediaPad 10 FHD

    The much-rumored Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD got a soft launch at about the same time the company was announcing its Ascend D series of smartphones. Huawei plans to officially unveil the tablet on Monday, the first official day of Mobile World Congress here in Barcelona, but managed to get some hands-on time and details ahead of schedule.

  • Video: Samsung introduces new smartphones and tablets

    Samsung introduced a number of new products at Mobile World Congress this week. The Galaxy Note smartphone tablet hybrid got a big brother with a 10.1-inch screen. Like its smaller sibling it can be used with touch or a stylus that Samsung calls the S Pen. It has a 1.4 ghz dual core processor and runs Android 4.0.

  • News: Nokia unveils 41-megapixel imaging sensor technology

    The most spectacular part of Nokia's presentation Sunday at Mobile World Congress was the unveiling of new a super imaging system, a sensor -- developed with Toshiba and other Nokia partners, coupled with Carl Zeiss optics -- that can capture 41 megapixels.

  • News: Samsung Shows Off Galaxy Tab 2 Series

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 series of tablets will be on display in Barcelona starting Monday, the first day of Mobile World Congress. News of the 7-inch model came a couple of weeks back; now, Samsung confirms that the 10.1-inch Tab will get a facelift as well. Both tablets will ship in the UK starting in March, followed by other parts of the globe. The new Galaxy Tab 2s come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich; they will be the first tablets from Samsung to ship with Ice Cream Sandwich on-board.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 First Look

    The Galaxy Note 10.1, announced Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, is the second entry in the company's pen- and touch-capable Galaxy Note line. Now that it's here in a full-size tablet with a 10.1-inch screen, the Note seems set to shine in a size and design that makes more sense than the 5-inch phone that Samsung inaugurated the line with two months ago. We had a sneak peak and got to see the tablet in-action--and had just enough time with it to form some initial impressions.

  • News: Samsung Announces The Galaxy S 4.2 Media Player

    It looks like Samsung is taking another swing at the media player market. Today, the company announced its latest Android powered media player, the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.2. A follow up to the 4.0 and 5.0, the Galaxy S 4.2 is essentially and Android phone without the phone.

  • News: Android Market Hits 450K Apps, Challengers Abound

    Google's Android Market is nipping at the heels of Apple's iOS App Store in terms of number of offerings.

  • News: Dolby Moves From Smartphone Audio Into Smartphone Camera Technology

    Dolby is getting into the smartphone camera game with a new mobile imaging technology, announced today at Mobile World Congress. The new technology enables High Dynamic Range images to be saved in JPEG-HDR, which preserves the high contrast effect better than saving them as JPEGs.

  • News: Asus Unveils PadFone and Transformer Pad Family

    The Asus PadFone made an appearance last May, but we haven't heard much about it in the time since. Now, at the Barcelona-based Mobile World Congress, Asus has given us a few more details about its phone-tablet hybrid.

  • News: Adobe Photoshop Touch app released for Apple iPad

    Adobe has released its Photoshop Touch app for the Apple iPad 2 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) exhibition in Barcelona.

  • News: Thousands of apps won't work on new low-end Windows Phones

    Microsoft said it has found 5 percent of Windows Phone apps that won't work on devices that adhere to the new system requirements the company released for low-end phones.

  • News: Facebook pushes for HTML5 standardization, mobile payments

    Facebook is working with mobile operators to make phone-based payments easier and has launched an effort to standardize HTML5 to help developers write applications for more mobile handsets, its chief technology officer announced on Monday.

  • News: Fixmo will block corporate apps on compromised mobiles

    Fixmo, a company that started out developing tools for the U.S. National Security Agency, is offering a new product that will automatically shut down corporate applications on compromised iOS and Android devices.

  • News: Asus announces Padfone, three tablets at MWC

    Asus launched its anticipated PadFone and Transformer Pad tablet line-up at Mobile World Congress on Monday.

  • News: Carrier IQ hopes customers will come back after scandal

    Carrier IQ said it hopes that operators, some of which have disabled its software after a privacy uproar late last year, are now realizing how valuable the data its software collects is.

  • News: ZTE Reveals Ambitious Line-Up: Quadcore Tablets and Phones Galore

    ZTE revealed its "New Era" for smartphones and tablets in 2012 at its press conference at Mobile World Congress today. ZTE has ambitious plans to release quad-core and LTE devices on top of maintaining its foothold in the mid-tier and inexpensive smartphone markets.



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