Tag: mwc2011

HTC Event – Watch it all again here

Apple event? What Apple event? ūüėČ A couple of weeks back we streamed the big HTC event in Barcelona live. It got a number of you watching but, if you missed it, there’s now a YouTube recording of the whole thing. HTC revealed several handsets, all of which …

Motorola Atrix Video Overview

We managed to get hands on again with the Motorola Atrix during Mobile World Congress and I was lucky to have arranged some time with a member of the team to give us a quick¬†walk through¬†the Motorola Atrix and the docks which are available and also how they …

LG Booth Tour @ MWC

We were lucky enough to be given a near 20 minute tour of the LG booth with one of the reps there, no having to fight through crowds of people to get hands on with the devices, they brought them to us and gave us a talk through …

LG Optimus 2X – Need For Speed!

Just a quick video I managed to record when getting some hands on time with the LG Optimus 2X whilst here in¬†Barcelona. Normally once phones have some content installed on them and they are doing things throughout the day the phone can start to slow down even on …

Cheap calling abroad – an experiment

Let’s face it, going abroad is expensive if you use your phone. You can be careful, you can sign up to a network or package which allows a certain amount of data or calling when you’re abroad or… you could do it my way. If you’ve never heard …

HTC Wildfire S – Up close

The new HTC Wildfire S looks, if we’re honest, pretty similar to the existing HTC Wildfire. The new version is a little lighter (105 grams instead of 118) and the optical trackball has completely vanished. The screen resolution has been increased from 240×320 QVGA to a 320×480 pixel …

HTC 7 Pro – Up Close

Windows Phone had a quiet year but that does not mean there is not impressive hardware out there running the OS, one phone caught my eye which we have not managed to cover yet due to not being available until just a few days ago outside of the …

Android apps on a non-Android phone – Hands-on with Alien Dalvik

Remember Alien Dalvik ? This little piece of magic lets Android applications run on non-Android phones. Today we took a stroll to the Myriad stand here in Barcelona to see it for ourselves. Chief Technology Officer, Benoit Schillings (who used to work for Nokia by the way), took …

Huawei S7 Slim – Up close

Huawei are a brand that can confuse at times. They really don’t seem to mind producing quite good handsets and then letting a network / carrier splash their logo across the device and claiming it to be their own phone. This is the new slimmer version of the¬†Ideos …

Huawei HiLink and Mobile WiFi Smartpro – Up close

Huawei tend to be behind a lot of the USB 3G dongles that are sold by the big networks. Look closely enough at yours and you may see their logo. If you have one you may be aware of the fairly slow start-up time. It’s something Huawei are …

Huawei X3 – Up close

Built on Google Android 2.3 this is the Huawei X3. It’s just got announced and will probably appear as a re-branded device on a network near to you mid-2011. It has a 3.2″ HVGA capacitive screen, 3.2 megapixel camera and has an over-the-air update system from Huawei themselves. …

Yes, the Orange Tablet is the Huawei Ideos S7

Yesterday we told you of a new Orange tablet. We spoke to the guys at Orange today and alas there’s no plans for this device to hit the UK, however we did pretty much confirm that it is indeed the Huawei Ideos S7 – a device which has …

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Stand

Verizon have launched a 4G LTE network over in the States offering super fast speeds, new devices and true internet on the move whilst here in the UK we have a good 2-3 year wait before we get to enjoy LTE. Being a bit of a Verizon fan …

Huawei U8300 at MWC 2011

We took a tour around the Huawei stand today and got to handle some of their new devices. One which hasn’t had much coverage is this little puppy – it’s called the U8300 but it’ll probably get rebranded and sold as network-own devices. The U8300 is a cute …

Windows Phone 7 at Mobile World Congress 2011

In the interests of fairness we decided to take a look around the Windows Phone 7 stand today. It sits in hall one and is roughly opposite the HTC stand. Sadly for both companies they’re dangerously close to the infamous CBOSS stand which you’ll see in the video …

Google at Mobile World Congress – Android is taking over

I wanted to give you guys a feel for how things are here in Hall 8 of Mobile World Congress. I know I’ve mentioned this before but I’m hereby rebranding Hall 8 as the “Google Hall”. Every single partner here has an Android sitting on the desk with …

Skifta – A global remote control

We went to see something called Skifta today. It’s available right now in the Android Market and is “a global remote control for your media”. You can access media on your phone, from the cloud and from media at your home. We spoke to Gary Brotman who told …

Motorola XOOM ‚Äď Up close

The Motorola XOOM tablet¬†runs the all new version of Android which has been specifically designed for tablets, Android Honeycomb. It measures in at 10.1″ and has a 2 megapixel front and 5 megapixel HD rear facing camera with LED flash. You can play back recorded videos in HD …

Morning all..

Woaha, and I really mean “Woaha!”. We really weren’t expecting that. Apologies for the downtime last night (Wednesday morning). We appear to have had a LOT more traffic than we could have ever expected.. and I mean.. A LOT. This effectively knocked the main server clean over last …

DivX at Mobile World Congress

We ran into the guys at DivX yesterday and they’ve certainly got a lot going on. Basically put, if you see a DivX certified phone (like the Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S or Galaxy Wave) then you’re guaranteed to be able to watch and enjoy high-quality content on your …

ViewSonic ViewPad 10pro – Windows 7 and Android in one

Whilst at the ViewSonic stand we took a look at the dual-booting ViewPad 10pro. Now, first up, we should state that the term “dual boot” isn’t quite right. It’s doesn’t have to boot or reboot – it’ll just switch. A mere double-click of the Android icon within the …

Windows Phone 7 at MWC. It’s here, somewhere.

We attended the big windows Phone 7 launch day last October and got hands-on with the new handsets from LG, Samsung, HTC and Dell. It was only four months ago, so we weren’t really expecting to see any new Windows Phone 7 devices launched here at Mobile World …

ViewSonic Dual-SIM V350 – Up close

Today we sat down for a chat with ViewSonic. They’re tucked away somewhat but we wanted to see the dual-SIM phone and dual-boot tablet. After being hurried upstairs and given free beer we took a look first at the ViewSonic V350. This is the dual-SIM device and, straight …

Orange announce their own tablet

Orange have announced their very own Orange Tablet. It’s a 7″ device and will be arriving in Spain, Romania, Poland and Slovakia. Sadly this device isn’t going to turn up in other countries but, if you are in one of the countries selling it, you get Android 2.1 …

HTC Incredible S – Up close

The HTC Incredible S will arrive in March and packs a 4″ WVGA Super LCD 480×800 display with srurround sound, 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus, flash and HD video recording. Up front there’s another camera for video calls and it’s a 1.3 megapixel shooter. It’s powered by a …

HTC Desire S – Up close

The HTC Desire S has the new Qualcomm 1GHz MSM8255 CPU but gets 1.1GB of internal storage and 768MB RAM – this compares to the 512MB ROM and 576MB RAM in the existing Desire. The camera is still the same 5 megapixel shooter with flash and HD recording …

HTC ChaCha and Salsa – Up close

The ChaCha and the Salsa are the HTC “Facebook phones” we’ve heard rumoured. HTC boss Peter Chou stated today that he didn’t “just want to make the Facebook button open Facebook”, he wanted it to be intelligent, to know what the user wants to do before they actually …

HTC Flyer – Up close

Today HTC announced the HTC Flyer – it’s the tablet we’ve waited for from HTC and includes a totally re-worked HTC Sense interface. HTC have looked deeply into what people want and CEO Peter Chou told us that they “Didn’t just want to make another tablet”. There had …

Optimus 3D Costing £514.99, Coming April 25th?

Online store eXpansys have added the recently announced LG Optimus 3D to their site with a price sim free of ¬£514.99 and a estimated release date of 25th April this year. The LG Optimus 3D is the worlds first 3D phone and will also be coming to Orange, …

Vodafone To Sell Xperia Play & Neo

Vodafone UK have updated their coming soon section to include two new devices announced at Mobile World Congress, the Sony Erctton Neo and Xperia Play Both devices will be available on pay monthly conracts although at present no release date or price has been made official.¬† To keep …

Orange to range Desire S, Wildfire S and ChaCha

We’re only just getting news on this but Orange have confirmed that they will range the HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S and the HTC ChaCha. More news as we get it on this one. Update – Here’s the full release from Orange. Android 2.4 – which is …

Three To Range HTC Flyer, Desire & Wildfire S

Also just posted over on the Three press site is the news they will stock the HTC Flyer, Desire S and Wildfire S here in the UK. Full press release below Today, at Mobile World Congress, Three has confirmed that it will range the HTC Flyer. HTC’s first …

Three UK To Sell HTC ChaCha

Three UK have just announced they are to sell the HTC ChaCha on their award winning network. ¬†Check below for the message over on their official blog Mobile World Congress (MWC) is one of my favourite calendar events of the year ‚Äď after St. Patricks day of course!¬†HTC …

Vodafone To Range ChaCha, Wildfire & Desire S

Vodafone have just announced on Twitter they are going to be selling the HTC ChaCha, Desire S and Wildfire S here in the UK with more info to come soon More news and hands on images as we get them……….

Two More HTC Devices Announced!

As if HTC were not busy enough¬†announcing¬†the last three devices, they have just added two more and these are the rumoured ‘facebook phones’. ¬†More information and images in the press release below. Also¬†important¬†to take note the comment that BOTH devices will ship with the latest version of Android…. …

HTC Flyer Tablet Announced

And now for the BIG one (and I mean BIG!). ¬†HTC have just announced their first tablet device to the world under the name HTC Flyer. With an impressive 1.5Ghz processor, unibody design and large 7 inch display and using a new version of HTC Sense, the Flyer …

HTC Announce Three New Devices

HTC have just announced 3 new devices in their Android range at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Desire S, Wildfire S and Incredible S as they are known all are upgrades over the existing models. Full press release and images below hTC Launches three new smartphones with …

Motorola Atrix Hands On

Whilst this was not announced at MWC, The Atrix was still in attendance and considering this device has attracted a lot of attention due to the additional extras you can purchase like a laptop dock or a desktop dock for using the Atrix as a computer it was …

MWC 2011 – Day one is done!

It’s the end of day one here in Barcelona. It may not feel like day one and, for most, it’s not. We’ve already had the marriage of Nokia and Microsoft last Friday, the launch of the Xperia PLAY, the Galaxy S2 and LG devices to name just a …