News – Feb 25th

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Intel announces dual-core 'Clovertrail+' Atom processors Intel has announced a new generation of their Atom processors for smartphones and tablets. Better known by the Clovertrail+ codename, the new range of SoCs promise a notable improvement over the previous generation Medfield and Clovertrail processors.

Clovertrail+ SoCs will be available in three SKUs, with similar parts but varying clock speeds…

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MWC 2013: Padfone Infinity and Fonepad hands-on Other companies want to sell you multiple devices – at least a phone and a tablet. Asus wants to sell you just one device to do both jobs. This is the idea behind both the Padfone Infinity and the Fonepad…

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Nokia Lumia 720 Hands-On

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Aaron gets some hands-on time with the Nokia Lumia 720 , one of the four Nokia devices announced at Mobile World Congress this morning.  The Lumia 720 offers some nice features for the price point, and is packing a vibrant body that’s very similar to the Lumia 920 in the US.  That said, we don’t expect to see the Lumia 720 in the States anytime soon…

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Asus Padfone Infinity and Fonepad announced Remember the Asus Padfone 2? Forget it, it’s old news – the Asus Padfone Infinity was just announced and it steps up the specs. Asus also switched things around and announced the Fonepad – a 7″ tablet with full phone functionality.
Asus Padfone Infinity

The Asus Padfone Infinity has a 5″ 1080p screen with 441ppi…

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LG Optimus G Pro Hands-On

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Aaron gets some hands-on time with the LG Optimus G Pro , a phablet device that’s gunning for the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Huawei Ascend P2.  Featuring a 1.7 GHz quad-core Krait CPU, Optimus G Pro has a 5.5-inch 1080p HD display, 13-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 2 GB of RAM, 3,140 mAh battery, and Android 4…

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Nokia announced Lumia 520 and Lumia 720, mid-range Windows Phone 8 smartphones at great prices
This morning at MWC, Nokia introduced two mid-range Lumia handsets, the Lumia 520 and the Lumia 720.

The Lumia 520 is company’s cheapest Windows Phone 8 handset. It features a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480) super sensitive screen, 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon  processor, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory (expandable via microSD card), a 5-megapixel f/2…

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Asus MWC event is over, Padfone Infinity and Fonepad announced It's a busy Monday, but we're continuing to follow the events at the MWC as they happen. We just left the Asus press conference, where we saw the announcement of the Asus Padfone Infinity and the Asus Fonepad.

The event was available here over a live stream, which is over now, but we have a hands-on article with the new Asus devices…

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LG Optimus G Pro hands-on and benchmark score – Videos
Last week LG officially announced its 2013 Android phablet device, the Optimus G Pro, and now the guys over at PhoneArena got a chance to put their hands on the device at MWC in Barcelona. Check the hands-on video and the Quadrant benchmark score after the break.

The Optimus G Pro packs a 5…

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Mobile World Congress 2013 continues on this morning, and this time it’s ASUS that’s leading the march. ASUS is currently holding its MWC press event, and the company just took the wraps off of some new Android-powered pad products. First up is the Padfone Infinity, a new member of ASUS’s Padfone family that already consists of the original Padfone and the recently-released Padfone 2…

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Galaxy S IV Launch Confirmed by Samsung to be March 14th
Starting a couple of weeks back there were rumors flying everywhere that the Samsung Galaxy S IV would be launched on March 14th and now it seems the rumors are true! Confirmed by Samsung themselves. They will take the wraps off of this device at Samsung Unpacked which is to take place on March 14th in New York City…

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After an initial announcement in Japan last month, Sony today officially revealed that the Xperia Tablet Z will be rolling out to the rest of the world as well. Those of us in the U.S. will get a crack at Sony’s new Android tablet this May, with the black 16GB Wi-Fi model featuring a price tag of $499 and the black 32GB Wi-Fi variant carrying a price of $599…

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Just like it did in 2012, Nokia today used the MWC stage to take the wraps off of some Lumia hardware. Nokia today made the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 with Windows Phone 8 official, just days after the two handsets leaked out online. The Lumia 520 is the lower-end of the pair, featuring a 4-inch 800×480 touchscreen that Nokia says is “super sensitive,” a 1GHz dual-core processor, 8GB storage, microSD slot, 512MB RAM, 5-megapixel rear camera and a price tag of €139…

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Do you have plans for March 14? If so, you’d better start thinking up an excuse to break them, because Samsung has confirmed that it plans to introduce the Galaxy S IV on that date. J.K. Shin, Samsung’s mobile head, confirmed the date to Korean news site eDaily, saying that his firm was “bombarded with requests from U…

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It looks like webOS is making yet another big move. After spending some time at HP in recent years, LG says that it’s purchased webOS from HP and that it plans to use the platform on its smart TVs. Unfortunately for fans of webOS on smartphones, LG tells CNET that it doesn’t have any plans to use the card-based OS on new handsets, as Android is currently its mobile platform of choice…

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MWC 2013: Various brands overview With several of the bigger players in the mobile world notably absent from this years' MWC festivities, several of the lesser-known manufacturers can take advantage of the spotlight. We saw intriguing new devices…

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Nokia unveiled two new feature phones, Nokia 105 and Nokia 301
Today at MWC, along with the Lumia 520 and the Lumia 720, Nokia also unveiled two new feature phones, the Nokia 105 and Nokia 301.

The Nokia 105 is the most affordable mobile phone in its range at just 15 euros.

Tech specs:

System: Dual band, EGSM 900/1800
Size/Weight: 107 x 44.8 x 14.3 mm; 70 g (including battery)
Display: 1…

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Mobile World Congress 2013 is kicking off this morning in Barcelona, and I’m live at the Nokia press conference.  We’re expecting an announcement around the company’s Lumia line of smartphones, with the rumor being a duo of low to mid-range devices.  Whatever the news may be, rest assured – we’re in and ready to go!
The liveblog begins at 8:30 AM CET / 2:30 AM EST / 1:30 AM CST / 11:30 PM PST, so be sure to tune in!

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Huawei Ascend P2 First Look

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It’s a first look at Huawei’s newest flagship device, the Huawei Ascend P2 , at Mobile World Congress 2013 !  Intended to compete with some of the other high-end devices in the space, the Ascend P2 offers a 1.5 GHz quad-core Huawei K3V2 processor, 4.7-inch HD display, 13-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 1 GB of RAM, a 2,420 mAh battery, and Android 4…

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Nokia Lumia 520 Hands-On

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Along with the Lumia 720, Aaron gets some time with the Nokia Lumia 520 , a low-end Windows Phone that still packs some solid specifications for a low price of €99.  The Lumia 520 offers a 4-inch display, 5-megapixel camera (though it’s lacking a front-facing shooter), and Windows Phone 8…

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“Metallic Miracle” has landed – Asus PadFone Infinity announced
After last week’s teaser video, Asus today officially has announced its next generation PadFone, the Infinity.

The PadFone Infinity features a 5-inch 1920×1080 Full HD screen with an 441 ppi, it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz, Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 32/64GB of storage, 13-megapixel back camera with f/2…

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