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MWC 2012: Day two recap

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MWC 2012: Day two recap
Boy, time definitely flies when you're having fun! Before we know it, day two of MWC 2012 is already behind us, and it was really enjoyable going around the floor checking out what gadgets and gizmos were on display.

Of course, we sure did our best to report all about it, and in this post we have collected all of today's MWC 2012 related stories for your reading enjoyment. Also, we have included a whole bunch of hands-on reviews of smartphones and tablets, as well as a few spec reviews. Like yesterday, there is a ton of items on the list today, so you might want to go and make yourself a nice cup of coffee before checking them all out.

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posted on 28 Feb 2012, 17:46 2

1. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

The infinity has the best display yet, but a bit too expensive... Seems like Asus is following iPad's prices... And even more expensive but waaaaaay better than any iPad and even iPad 3. They should really try hard to fit a full usb 2.0 like Acer did with their tablets.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 17:57

2. Striker (Posts: 92; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)

Well, by now I can say for sure, that this year in Barcelona, Nokia 808 PureView stole the crown and proved that it's back in the game!

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 18:16 4

3. jabberwocky (Posts: 89; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)

Dear everyone,

Most of us don't like our phones too big (remember when we used to call them mobile?), so stop with the 4.5"+ bulls**t. There is a sweet spot, and you've blown way past it. Honestly, with the rampant battery life issues across every brand, it's a little absurd that the consumers should have to point this out to you.

Until human hand sizes evolve to be 20% larger in size, we will take the smaller screen, better portability and battery life.


posted on 28 Feb 2012, 18:23 1

4. pedobear (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)

Couldn't agree with you more. I will most likely pick up an asus padfone or HTC one s because they're 4.3" and sadly that's probably going to be the smallest that good quality smartphones will be from now on :/

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 09:22

13. pedobear (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)

If I was ever the CEO of a big phone manufacturer, I would always make sure that I had a couple of people on the internet looking at the comments of sites like engadget, phonearena etc. so that my company would see idea's like this and tell whoever's in charge these ideas because there are probably a lot of ideas that big companies are missing out on that many of us are complaining about and that could really help the companies sales. I really hope that Samsung, HTC, Sony, etc. would do this because it would get them more money and give us phones that we would enjoy more.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 20:11

14. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

there probably is. I know facebook and Twitter have lots of people looking at your posts if .......if its relevant

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 18:27 1

5. Mimsyborogove923 (Posts: 8; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Dear Jabberwocky,

Many of us do indeed enjoy the large screens. Im lovin the big screen on my Galaxy Nexus and it is still quite mobile, I hardly notice it in my pocket, and look at the crazy success of the note. I agree that there need to be smaller phones as well, but I just wanted to chime in and show that the phone companies aren't crazy. Many people in fact love the bigger screens.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 18:41 1

6. pedobear (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)

but a couple of 4.0" high end phones would be nice for people who dont enjoy/need the bigger screens

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 19:28 3

7. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

4.0" is the best screen size for a phone!

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 21:00

8. Hafiz (Posts: 78; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)

few years ago 3.5 were considered as the sweet spot :D

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 06:57

11. jabberwocky (Posts: 89; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)

Yes this is what I mean. I would like to see more top end hardware in more reasonable screen sizes.

The fact that 3.5" is still too small for most people doesn't mean that one day 5" will be looked at as reasonable. There is a finite limitation based on human pocket and hand sizes that will settle in - and for me they have hit it.

I'm cool with a couple freakish devices like the Note so really big humans and bigfoot have something that is comfortable for them, but at some point it's like just get a 7" tabphone and be done with it.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 21:42

9. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Tomorrow is the last day.

Next big event is CTIA in May.

but late March Ipad 3 suppsoed to arrive and event for Samsung mobile.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 02:02

10. ceejei14 (Posts: 10; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

Quite disappointed with the much anticipated new Samsung tablet (except for the 10.1 Note)...I mean, come on, Samsung Galaxy tab 2?!!! I'm now eyeing on both the Asus Transformer Prime and Pad Infinity. Better start saving for these 2 babies.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 09:18

12. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Today, get to hear more details of Windows 8.

and more HTC today.

The only thing I am disappointed is no keyboard phones at all. None. Every phone mentioned is a slab. Not sure if its a good or bad hting.

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