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HTC awarded phone of the year award for the HTC One

The HTC One was and is a cracking phone, which is rumoured to get a whole lot better very soon. Over at MWC HTC have picked up an award for the HTC One, it scooped the Global Mobile Award for Best Smartphone. So well done HTC, let’s just …

MWC – Behind the scenes

With the big Samsung launch happening later this week, Mobile World Congress is quickly becoming a hazy memory. However, like last year, we put together a video showing you some “behind the scenes” footage from the event. This, by the way, was all filmed on the Sony Xperia …

MWC – Alcatel One Touch Idol X and Idol Ultra

Top of the tree, this is the Idol X and Idol Ultra from Alcatel. I’ve gotta be honest, the Idol X is easily the best handset I’ve seen from the company in a long time. The One Touch Idol X is painfully thin at just 67.5mm thick and …

MWC – The One Touch Star

Another Alcatel handset with a dual-SIM version and it’s this – the One Touch Star. Shock, horror, there’s only one version of this particular device (Alcatel are famed for making several flavours of each device). This one is a sort-of mid-range puppy with a 5 megapixel shooter (plus …

MWC – The Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy and Scribe HD

I usually approach the Alcatel stand each year with a sense of foreboding. They usually have a humongous selection of new handsets and they’re as confusing as heck. This year, it’s slightly less confusing. There’s still a couple of different versions of the same handsets such as we …

MWC – Behind the scenes. The Sony Xperia Z, our essential gadget.

Mobile World Congress is an extremely busy event filled with hundreds of reporters. They range from the big-boys all the way down to dedicated bloggers and tech reporters who run round the event covering every angle of the yearly mobile madness. This year, I must confess, I wasn’t …

MWC – Behind the scenes. Keeping connected

Connectivity out here in Barcelona is always part of our planning when we do these trips. A local SIM came to our rescue this time, but there’s also the option of unlimited roaming data packages from the odd UK network provider. What has surprised me, as someone who …

MWC – How good is the HTC One camera, really?

HTC have been extremely vocal about the camera capabilities of their latest flagship, the HTC One. Having had chance to get hold of the device this week and actually take some photos we decided it would be fun to compare against some other camera phones on the market. …

MWC – Exclusive photo of the Microsoft stand

The Microsoft stand this year took a very different appearance. It’s relatively small and carpeted, but has no logos, staff or products on display. The same can be said for the Android / Google stand, which is similarly sparse with a distinct lack of free drinks and snacks …

MWC – The story behind the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Do you want to know more about the Galaxy Note 8.0? Do you want to know the story behind the Note 8.0? Well you could watch our own hands on video here or you could watch a new promo video from Samsung. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW7VYBWje9A

Orange announce three new own-brand phones

The Orange Lumo (above), Nivo and San Remo are coming to “select markets” in the first half of this year. The Lumo is a 4G phone, although it’s not clear whether this or any of these phones will be heading to the UK. All of these new handsets …

MWC – Asus transformer Aio PC

As well as the Padfone, Fonepad confusion Asus had the Transformer Aio PC sat in the corner, looking rather lonely. Essentially, the device is an 18.4 inch tablet that has a rather nice looking dock, which also connects to a keyboard and mouse. The clever part is that …

MWC – Huawei Ascend P2 Hands on video

OK I buckled. Yesterday we had a very informative and direct demo of the Huawei Ascend P2, but today I went back to get another one. Don’t ask me why. It’s got a long-life 2420mAh battery, quad-core 1.5GHz CPU, 16 GB storage and a 4.7″ screen. Here a …

MWC – ASUS PadFone Infinity hands on

ASUS yesterday announced their latest PadFone device called the Infinity.  This interesting touch screen phone with tablet docking station is the third in the PadFone series and is easily the best one yet from the 1080p screen to LTE connectivity and beautiful design. This was my first ever …

MWC – Sony Xperia Z Tablet hands on

The big announcement for Sony this year at MWC is in the form of the Xperia Z Tablet, a tablet which looks very much the same design language as seen on the Xperia Z flagship phone. It is clear that Sony want to create a top end suite …

MWC – NEC Medias W hands on. You want this. You want this now.

Remember last year? Remember NEC at Mobile World Congress 2012 ? They were showing off some rather swish handsets, but unfortunately they were all firmly behind glass and sadly not fully functional. The NEC Medias W really interested me however I couldn’t see a great deal of it …

MWC – HTC in Barcelona. A full workout with the One

Last week we were in London for the launch of this, the HTC One. The launch event was pretty crowded and, although we got a video demo and some pictures, I asked the guys at the HTC stand to give us a full run-through of every new feature …

MWC – Nokia Lumia 520 hands on

So we have had some time with the Lumia 720 yesterday after it’s announcement, today we managed to get hold of one of the reps for the Lumia 520 and talk us through some of the main features of this new low end yet powerful affordable smartphone running Windows …