Asus announces pricing and launch date for quad-core Asus Transformer Pad TF300

The Asus Transformer Pad TF300 will launch online on April 23rd and will be in stores a week later, if inventory permits; at first, the tablet will be offered in Royal Blue with other colors such as Torch Red and Iceberg White due in June...

Apr 22, 2012, 11:57 AM,  by Alan F.,  22 comments
Samsung Galaxy Beam Preview

We couldn't be happier to preview one of the more interesting handsets in recent memory – the pico projector-laden Samsung Galaxy Beam. Announced at MWC 2012, the Samsung Galaxy Beam now sports a projector module of likely Samsung's own make that shines with 15 lumen and nHD (640x360) resolution, supposedly enough to create a watchable experience in a low ambient light setting, which can be blown up to 50”...

Mar 28, 2012, 5:08 AM,  by Daniel P.,  14 comments
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PhoneArena is looking for a part-time news writer to produce coverage during daytime United States hours, including over the weekends. If you are passionate and extremely knowledgeable about mobile technologies, then this job offer is for you!

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Liquipel waterproof phone coating tech demo (video)

Liquipel is one of the companies that demonstrated its waterproof nanocoating technology for us at the MWC expo last week. The stuff binds with your phone's surface on molecular level to create a long-lasting waterproof solution...

Mar 09, 2012, 4:15 AM,  by Daniel P.,  4 comments
ZAGG HzO nanocoating technology demonstration

At MWC 2012, we got the chance to see the HzO nanocoating technology by ZAGG in action: several smartphones, as well as a Samsung tablet, which had been treated with HzO, were placed in a bowl of water. Sure enough, once they were out, they worked as if nothing had happened

Mar 09, 2012, 3:46 AM,  by Nick T.,  3 comments
What to expect from Motorola in 2012

At this year's MWC, we managed to score a meeting with some officials from Motorola, where we were treated to an in-depth recap of what the company plans to do in 2012. Most of the stuff is already available to the public in the form of a news story here and there, but now that we've gotten all the details straight from the horse's mouth, we decided to put a sweet little article together, explaining Motorola's device strategy for this year and onwards...

Mar 08, 2012, 10:03 AM,  by Ray S.,  17 comments
Here's why LG sticks to making plastic phones

Back at MWC, we had the opportunity for some face-time with a few people from LG's R&D team, who were kind enough to reveal the reason why the company sticks to producing devices made of plastic...

Mar 08, 2012, 7:07 AM,  by Ray S.,  29 comments
LG to focus on design with its future low-end handsets

During MWC 2012, which took place last week, we had the chance to spend some time with a number of great individuals straight from LG's R&D team. Thankfully, those guys shared some really interesting details with us...

Mar 08, 2012, 6:49 AM,  by Ray S.,  4 comments

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More HTC One camera samples show up

HTC debuted its Image Sense technology at MWC, but this might not have been the best time as Nokia’s jaw-dropping PureView imaging technique…

Mar 05, 2012, 6:12 AM,  by Victor H.,  13 comments
MWC 2012: smartphones and tablets that dared to be different

At MWC 2012 we got to check out several smartphones and tablets that were quite different from the rest. That was because they had true stand-out features...

Mar 02, 2012, 10:45 AM,  by Nick T.,  24 comments
Best MWC 2012 tablets

Tablet manufacturers didn't miss to present their latest and greatest products at this year's MWC. However, if there's one thing that we learned from the trade show, it's that not all tablets are made equal. Of all the offerings showcased at MWC 2012, there were a few that managed to shine brighter than the numerous other products available on display...

Mar 02, 2012, 9:06 AM,  by Ray S.,  1 comment
Best MWC 2012 phones

MWC 2012 has come and gone, but what's left behind it is a good number of awesome devices that we'll be looking forward to seeing again later in the year. For now, however, we decided to sit down and reminisce, trying to remember exactly which of the newly-announced phones made the biggest impression on us...

Mar 02, 2012, 7:22 AM,  by Ray S.,  19 comments
Vote for best phone and tablet of MWC 2012

The Mobile World Congress is the biggest show dedicated to mobile and in 2012 it was intense. We witnessed some historic advances in technology…

Mar 02, 2012, 6:56 AM,  by Victor H.,  39 comments
HTC Media Link HD Demonstration

The HTC Media Link HD hooks up to an HDTV via HDMI and connects to a Wi-Fi network at the same time. Once connected to the same Wi-Fi network, an HTC smartphone can easily stream HD content to the TV set...

Mar 02, 2012, 6:07 AM,  by Nick T.,  8 comments
Nokia Lumia sales growth "very, very steady"

Nokia’s chief executive Stephen Elop took the stage at MWC 2012 to speak about the Windows Phone platform and Nokia’s Lumia series, and not surprisingly he was very optimistic…

Mar 02, 2012, 4:37 AM,  by Victor H.,  30 comments
MWC 2012: Day four recap

Well, that was it, folks! The last day of MWC 2012 is already behind us, as much as we wish we could spend at least a few more minutes browsing through the floor...

Mar 01, 2012, 5:05 PM,  by Nick T.,  7 comments
MWC 2012: dancing Android!

Now, here is something you don't get to see every day - dancing Androids! While passing by the Intel booth at MWC 2012, we spotted a group of Androids (okay, people dressed up in Android suits) dancing to a techy tune...

Mar 01, 2012, 9:41 AM,  by Nick T.,  11 comments
Nokia Transport Hands-on Demo

The goal of Nokia Transport to facilitate commuting from one place to another by using nothing but public transportation. It will work in 500 major cities at launch...

Mar 01, 2012, 9:22 AM,  by Nick T.,  1 comment
Nokia Reading Hands-on Demo

At MWC 2012, we managed to check out Nokia Reading, which is one of the several new Nokia apps that are about to be released on Lumia smartphones in the near future...

Mar 01, 2012, 9:22 AM,  by Nick T.,  6 comments
HTC admits Sense UI “got cluttered"

HTC’s hallmark Sense UI skin has been what seemed to be the secret sauce behing the company’s tremendous growth in early to mid 2011…

Mar 01, 2012, 7:03 AM,  by Victor H.,  19 comments
Nokia 808 PureView wins Best New Mobile Handset award at Mobile World Congress 2012

It's an award that recognizes novelty and things we haven't previously seen, rather than what's already out there, therefore it is not very surprising that Nokia 808 PureView won the Best New Mobile Handset award at Mobile World Congress 2012...

Mar 01, 2012, 5:36 AM,  by Daniel P.,  17 comments
LG shows off WCD-800 wireless charger at MWC 2012

The LG WCD-800 is an inductive wireless charger that is more efficient than its predecessor. It should be just as effective as a conventional wall charger. At the same time, it has a cool design...

Mar 01, 2012, 4:37 AM,  by Nick T.,  5 comments
Microsoft posts Windows 8 Consumer Preview event video online

Yesterday, Microsoft brought the Windows 8 Consumer Preview - the first version of Windows 8 that regular users can download and install on their machines. It’s Windows reimagined…

Mar 01, 2012, 3:27 AM,  by Victor H.,  1 comment
Google's Eric Schmidt: Feature phones will cost as much as a smartphone next year

Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt delivered one of the most exciting keynotes at MWC, and there’s one particular piece we wanted to highlight particularly…

Mar 01, 2012, 2:57 AM,  by Victor H.,  12 comments
Google's Eric Schmidt's MWC keynote gives us a peek at Chrome, the web and the future

Google’s Eric Schmidt stepped up on stage at MWC 2012 and delivered one of the most inspiring talks starting with Google Chrome for Android…

Mar 01, 2012, 1:47 AM,  by Victor H.,  10 comments
MWC 2012: Day three recap

MWC 2012 is nearing its end even though we wish it could last throughout the whole year. In this post we have collected all our MWC 2012 related stories, as well as our hands-on reviews...

Feb 29, 2012, 4:30 PM,  by Nick T.,  2 comments
Android Intel Atom-powered Phones Hands-on Reviews: Lenovo K800, Orange Santa Clara, Lava Xolo X900

ARM is the dominant architecture in the mobile landscape - if you have a smartphone, it’s running on an ARM-based chip, but…

Feb 29, 2012, 2:02 PM,  by Victor H.,  2 comments
Could Huawei become the next HTC?

Huawei appears to be building up the potential to transform from being this obscure Asian company (as it is currently perceived by the average U.S. consumer) to a brand name that is well established on the U.S. market...

Feb 29, 2012, 10:59 AM,  by Nick T.,  59 comments
Lenovo IdeaPad K2110 Intel-based Android tablet Hands-on Review

We got to spend some time today with Lenovo's Intel-based Android slate, the K2110, here at the MWC expo, and liked the way it's proving the point that Intel can run Android well and efficiently. Well, still not like ARM, but the competition between Chipzilla and the lean, mean ARM Holdings, should do wonders for us consumers.

Feb 29, 2012, 10:33 AM,  by Daniel P.,  5 comments
Acer Iconia Tab A700 Hands-on Review

The front of the Iconia Tab A700 is occupied by a 10.1-inch display with the impressive resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels. It goes without saying that looking at it is a pleasure to the eye due to the amount of detail that the screen delivers

Feb 29, 2012, 10:15 AM,  by Nick T.,  5 comments
Microsoft details Windows 8 on ARM tablets at MWC

Tegra 3, as well as the next generation of Snapdragon and TI OMAP have been certified for Win 8 tablets, along with Intel's Clover Trail platform. The code sharing goes as deep as Internet Explorer, and Windows Store, the application shop for Win 8, will be handling the downloads, automatically sending the x86 or the ARM version to your device...

Feb 29, 2012, 9:52 AM,  by Daniel P.,  14 comments
Windows 8 tablet UI is dominated by gestures

Windows 8 is exciting not just because it adopts the Metro UI, but also because it runs on ARM architectures - which means that it will hit tablets very soon…

Feb 29, 2012, 9:51 AM,  by Victor H.,  21 comments
Windows 8 Consumer Preview now available

Windows 8 has finally come. Well, almost - the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is up for grabs over at Microsoft and you can install it and immerse yourselves in the Metro UI-dominated…

Feb 29, 2012, 9:22 AM,  by Victor H.,  24 comments
Fujitsu Arrows Ultra prototype Hands-on Review

We handled a prototype of the Tegra 3-laden superphone at MWC, and the specs that will accompany its silicon are mouthwatering. How do 4.6" HD display, LTE connectivity and 13.1MP camera with high 25600 ISO sensitivity for better low-light snaps sound to you? Pretty good, right? Not to mention that it will be water- and dustproof like we are used to from Japanese handsets...

Feb 29, 2012, 8:08 AM,  by Daniel P.,  10 comments
Just how big is the sensor on the Nokia 808 PureView?

The PureView imaging technology at MWC was certainly one of the biggest highlight of the show, but so was the phone that came with it…

Feb 29, 2012, 8:03 AM,  by Victor H.,  20 comments
Samsung Learning Hub explained and demoed (video)

We grabbed a little hands-on time with Samsung's new Learning Hub, which offers about 6,000 textbooks and videos from 30 content publishers, as well as multimedia tools for teaching and note taking. Some of this content will be free of charge, and for some of the lectures and textbooks you will have to pay...

Feb 29, 2012, 7:35 AM,  by Daniel P.,  3 comments
ZTE Mimosa Mini Hands-on Review

So, how low can an Android smartphone go nowadays? The ZTE Mimosa mini appears to be a fitting candidate to set the benchmark. It is a low-end device that will hit the market within the following months and we can safely say that the only impressive thing about it will be its price tag...

Feb 29, 2012, 6:51 AM,  by Nick T.,  4 comments
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Hands-on Review

The Galaxy Ace was once one of the main weapons in Samsung's mid-range arsenal of Android smartphones, but it is time for it to make room for its successor. Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 – a handset that is hiding something very special up its sleeve, but more on that later...

Feb 29, 2012, 6:29 AM,  by Nick T.,  3 comments
ZTE PF 100 Hands-on Review

Among all the ZTE tablets showcased at MWC 2012, the ZTE PF 100 was probably the most interesting one. And how wouldn't it, when it's packed with beloved features such as a 10.1" display, a Tegra 3 quad-core processor and Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich?...

Feb 29, 2012, 5:56 AM,  by Ray S.,  2 comments
ZTE Mimosa X Hands-on Review

Probably one of the most interesting products announced prior to the beginning of the event was the ZTE Mimosa X Android smartphone – a very powerful handset that could make for a nice first entry in the US market. Of course, we got a chance to play with the Mimosa X at ZTE's booth here...

Feb 29, 2012, 5:39 AM,  by Ray S.,  4 comments
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