MWC 2012: Day one recap

MWC 2012: Day one recap
Well, another exciting day has gone down in history. The first day of MWC 2012 was just as awesome as "day zero" and brought us lots of new smartphones and tablets to drool upon. But keeping track of all this new information is nor particularly easy, which is why we have summarized the day's events in this post. And the list today is pretty long, which is why now is a good time to pop yourself a bag of popcorn before digging in.


Nokia stole the show today with the announcement of the Nokia 808 PureView, which is equipped with the biggest and baddest camera sensor ever fitted on a phone so far - 1/1.2" in size and 41 megapixels in resolution. And don't let the fact that the smartphone runs Nokia Belle disappoint you, as a Windows Phone handset sporting the same sensor is likely to come as well. Nokia also updated its Windows Phone portfolio with the Nokia Lumia 610, which is by far the cheapese Windows Phone device to date, and the international version of the Nokia Lumia 900. Not to be forgotten are the trio of S40 handsets - the Nokia Asha 202, 203, and 302.


Today, we finally had an official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, the most notable feature of which is that it comes with an S-Pen stylus. We got the chance to go up close and personal with the device, so feel free to check our hands-on review for more details. Furthermore, the manufacturer took the veil off a new 8-megapixel BSI camera sensor that should excel when it comes to energy efficiency, and we are looking forward to seeing what kind of photos it can take in real life. Last but not least, announced was a new 4.2-inch model to the company's series of Android portable media players - the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2.


Finally, the redesigned version of the Asus PadFone was unveiled for the world to see. For those not familiar with the contraption, it is an Android smartphone that can be inserted into a 10.1-inch tablet frame delivering a full-fledged tablet experience. And just to be clear, the smartphone takes care of all the number crunching with its Snapdragon S4 processor, while the tablet frame hosts the larger display, speakers, and a battery. But that is not all. Also announced was the Asus Transformer Pad 300, which is a cheaper alternative to the Transformer Prime. It comes with the same Tegra 3 quad-core processor and display of 1280 by 800 pixels. And if you are looking for a bit more premium of a device, here comes the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, which sports a 10-inch 1920 by 1200 Super IPS+ display. 


The guys from ZTE had a whole plethora of new smartphones and tablets to show off today, ranging from cheap and unsophisticated to high-end. In the smartphone department, the top spot is held by the Ice Cream Sandwich-flavored ZTE Era, which comes with a Tegra 3 processor and a 4.3-inch qHD display. As far as tablets are concerned, the company's most notable offerings from today are the ZTE PF100 and T98, which are both powered by a Tegra 3 processor, with the former being a 10.1-inch model and the latter sporting a 7-inch display.

Hands-on reviews and other announcements

"But wait, there's more!", as they say in those annoying commercials. However, what we have here is far from annoying. We posted a whole bunch of hands-on reviews today, so don't hesitate to take a look. 


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