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Nokia Prodigy and AC/DC to rock-out Windows Phone 8

Nokia Prodigy and AC/DC to rock-out Windows Phone 8

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Nokia could be on the highway to hell and be about to start a few fires with its Windows Phone 8 handsets. That's the word according to The Verge anyway, which is reporting that Nokia is  preparing two new Windows Phone phones for AT&T: The Nokia Prodigy... >>

Nokia Lumia 800 update arrives to triple battery life

Nokia Lumia 800 update arrives to triple battery life

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A third update for the Nokia Lumia 800 has begun rolling out in Singapore - one that is said to triple the battery life.That claim is by WPCentral, which says the 12070 update had the life-expanding effect since a forced-upgrading from the 11401 software.Back... >>

Facebook Messenger for Windows drops beta tag

Facebook Messenger for Windows drops beta tag

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Three months after the beta testing period went live, Facebook Messenger for Windows has now entered officialdom, giving IT staff across the land another program that they need to blacklist from their employees' workstations."Millions of people log into... >>

DARPA Cheetah sets robot running record (video)

DARPA Cheetah sets robot running record (video)

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Last time we reported on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) here on Pocket-lint it was busy losing a $300 million aircraft at sea (probably).But, rather than sit about crying over spilt milk, the clever bods at the US agency responsible... >>

Android app size limit boosted to 4GB

Android app size limit boosted to 4GB

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Apps in the Android Market are no longer limited to a paltry 50MB as an extra 4GB is now afforded to developers of the platform.APK files still have a 50MB limit but there is now an allowance for an app to have two expansion files, each one up to 2GB,... >>

Orange dials in mobile minutes to broadband bundle

Orange dials in mobile minutes to broadband bundle

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Orange has announced the introduction of a funky little broadband and calls bundle with minutes to landlines, international numbers and mobiles all thrown in.Claiming the package as a UK first, the deal offers unlimited broadband and landline calls to... >>

iPad HD and iPad mini rumours heat up

iPad HD and iPad mini rumours heat up

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In case you've been living down a hole for the past few days you're no doubt fully aware that Apple is all set to take the covers off of its next-generation iPad 3 this week, with a 7 March event in San Francisco.But we may not be seeing the iPad 3 at... >>

Assassin’s Creed III first trailer hits the web (video)

Assassin’s Creed III first trailer hits the web (video)

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Last week Ubisoft revealed the official title of Assassin's Creed III (or Assassin's Creed 3, as the company also writes it) and now we have the first action from the game, courtesy of its first trailer.Set during the time of the American Revolution in... >>

iPad mini coming to take on the Kindle Fire, claims Samsung

iPad mini coming to take on the Kindle Fire, claims Samsung

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Could Samsung have just spilled the beans on the 4th iteration of the Apple iPad? Quite possibly, if a Samsung Securities document that has been uncovered by website OLED Display is anything to go by.And not just any old iPad, but a 7-inch model referred... >>

Android Enjoy TV Nano2 ATV500 pictures and hands-on

Android Enjoy TV Nano2 ATV500 pictures and hands-on

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Over in Barcelona last week at MWC, Pocket-lint got its first chance to get up close and personal with Geniatech's Apple TV rival for the fandroid community - the confusingly named Android Enjoy TV Nano2 ATV500.Don't be put of by the long name though,... >>

Apple hits 25 billion App Store downloads

Apple hits 25 billion App Store downloads

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It took Apple two and a half years to hit 10 billion App Store downloads, then less than six months to take this total to up to 15 billion and now, only another eight months to add 10 billion more downloads with the 25 billion total being smashed.That... >>

Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update landing 15 March

Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update landing 15 March

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While the world waits with bated breath for the arrival of the next shining knight of the Samsung Galaxy by way of the S III, let's not forget that Sammy's current flagship - the Samsung Galaxy S II - is still a massively popular handset that recently... >>

European Commission VP slams Android security

European Commission VP slams Android security

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Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission, has slammed Google's Android OS after a Channel 4 News report found that many of the top free apps in the Android Market were mining personal data of users of and passing it on to advertisers.Channel... >>

Humax Tivizen DVB-T Wi-Fi receiver tunes in

Humax Tivizen DVB-T Wi-Fi receiver tunes in

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Set top box specialist Humax has announced that it is bringing the Tivizen DVB-T Wi-Fi receiver to the UK.The Tivizen, in case you're not familair, is a small device that  can fit in your pocket, or slip into your bag, and has a flexible antenna that... >>

No Samsung Galaxy S III launch for April

No Samsung Galaxy S III launch for April

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Samsung has denied reports that the launch for its much anticipated next flagship smartphone - the Samsung Galaxy S III - will take place in April.Rumours had been circulating on the web after a report from ZDNet Korea touting an April arrival, but Samsung... >>

iPad 3 to be thicker than iPad 2

iPad 3 to be thicker than iPad 2

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Just because we're only double-digit hours away from the official launch, you didn't think the iPad 3 rumour mill would stop spinning did you? Of course not - if anything the hype levels have been turned up a notch or two.A lot of the attention in web... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Temple Run review (iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Temple Run review (iPad)

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It's Wayne Rooney's favourite game, apparently, and if his high score boasts on Twitter are anything to go by, then he's really bloomin' good at it. Maybe even better than he is at football.His high score, which he posted on Twitter to mock his England... >>

Hands-on: SpareOne emergency phone review

Hands-on: SpareOne emergency phone review

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Some ideas are so simple and effective that you wonder why they haven't been thought of before. One such example is the SpareOne phone that Pocket-lint got up close and personal with in Barcelona at MWC.Xpal Power (the company behind Energizer and PowerSkin)... >>

Firefox only has eyes for Android

Firefox only has eyes for Android

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There are still no plans to bring Firefox to the iPhone or iPad and Jay Sullivan, Mozilla's VP of Products, has also told Pocket-lint that we can also forget about the browser landing on the BlackBerry PlayBook as a native app anytime soon."We haven't... >>

ARM: Intel playing catch-up in mobile market

ARM: Intel playing catch-up in mobile market

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It's a funny old time in the crazy world of chip architecture. Not only are companies like Nvidia, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments looking to jump head first into the Windows 8 revolution caused by Microsoft's new baby including support for ARM-based processors,... >>

Coolpad 7990 pictures and hands-on

Coolpad 7990 pictures and hands-on

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Over on the vainglorious Android booth at MWC there was an absolute plethora of Google-based devices to play with, including all of the big launches from the show. But it wasn't the usual suspects that caught Pocket-lint's eye.We couldn't help but notice... >>

Mozilla Boot to Gecko pictures and hands-on

Mozilla Boot to Gecko pictures and hands-on

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Boot to Gecko, the mobile OS that isn't really an OS, officially launched over in Barcelona at MWC after the idea was touted by Mozilla back in July last year.Unlike the theory back then though, when Mozilla's Andreas Gal stated that the platform would... >>

ZTE PF100 quad-core tablet pictures and hands-on

ZTE PF100 quad-core tablet pictures and hands-on

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Okay, let's start with the obvious. The ZTE PF100 is a fugly tablet. There, we've said it. Its faux-metallic edges look more rusty than sharp and the back panel makes it look like a 1980s' calculator.The build quality is pretty cheap looking and feeling... >>

LG WCD-800 wireless charger announced at MWC, we go hands-on

LG WCD-800 wireless charger announced at MWC, we go hands-on

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Over in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, LG has announced the LG WCD-800 wireless charging cradle.The device - which works along the same lines as Palm's Touchstone technology by eliminating the need to plug a wire in to your smartphone to juice it... >>

ZTE Skate Kis pictures and hands-on

ZTE Skate Kis pictures and hands-on

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Over in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, Chinese manufacturer ZTE unleashed a barrage of new smartphones and tablets; a signal of its clear intention to take its business model global.The company - which grew by 50 per cent in 2011 and achieved a 400... >>

Acer Liquid Glow pictures and hands-on

Acer Liquid Glow pictures and hands-on

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Acer may not be making a big song and dance about the couple of new devices that it has on show in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress 2012, but it certainly has a duo that are making a few ripples among the industry types at the show.Pocket-lint has already... >>

ZTE Skate Acqua pictures and hands-on

ZTE Skate Acqua pictures and hands-on

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Chinese company ZTE unveiled around 52 new handsets* over in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, the first steps in fulfilling its ambitions for global domination.Devices such as the flagship Tegra 3 boasting ZTE Era and its quad-core Ice Cream Sandwich... >>

Acer CloudMobile pictures and hands-on

Acer CloudMobile pictures and hands-on

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Pocket-lint got word tis month from Acer that the Acer CloudMobile smartphone had received the iF design award 2012, in recognition of outstanding achievement in design.Bravo indeed, we thought - especially as we'd never even heard of it. So we were surprised... >>

Windows 8 Consumer Preview available now

Windows 8 Consumer Preview available now

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Microsoft's president of Windows Steve Sinofsky took to the stage over in Barcelona at MWC (well, a bus ride from MWC to be more accurate) to officially launch the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.Describing the forthcoming OS as "a bold re-imagining of Windows",... >>

Toshiba 7.7 Tegra 3 tablet pictures and hands-on

Toshiba 7.7 Tegra 3 tablet pictures and hands-on

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If there's a theme that has dominated this year's Mobile World Congress then it is that of quad-core. And if one company has prevailed in that bracket then it is undoubtedly Nvidia.We've seen more Tegra 3 devices announced over the past couple of days... >>

iPad 3 launch event confirmed for 7 March

iPad 3 launch event confirmed for 7 March

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Fanboys and fangirls go fetch your tent, some warm clothing and a hot water bottle as you're going to be queuing up outside an Apple Store waiting for the iPad 3 (if it's actually called that) in the very near future.We now know the 7 March rumour stories... >>

Qualcomm WiPower coming to your home and car soon

Qualcomm WiPower coming to your home and car soon

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Qualcomm's WiPower platform is expected to ship in the first half of this year to manufacturing partners, with the technology hopefully appearing in OEM's products before 2012 is up.That's according to Mark Hunsicker, Qualcomm's senior director, product... >>

ZTE Era quad-core smartphone pictures and hands-on

ZTE Era quad-core smartphone pictures and hands-on

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Finding a powered-up, fully-functioning ZTE Era at Mobile World Congress is about as likely as scoring some much needed bandwith on the expo's creaking press Wi-Fi connection - ie, slim to none.After getting on first-name terms with the "booth babes"... >>

Qualcomm plays down Tegra 3 threat

Qualcomm plays down Tegra 3 threat

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On Monday Pocket-lint brought you the news from MWC that Paul Otellini, Intel CEO and president, had dismissed the importance of cores in mobile phone CPUs.A day later and it is Qualcomm's turn to dismiss the so-called mobile core-wars. Speaking at a... >>

Huawei Ascend D1 pictures and hands-on

Huawei Ascend D1 pictures and hands-on

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It may not be the world's thinnest, fastest or boast the world's best resolution - all common traits in Huawei's MWC launch devices - but the Huawei Ascend D1 still has enough about it to make us sit up and take notice.And that's exactly what we did when... >>

Huawei Ascend D quad pictures and hands-on

Huawei Ascend D quad pictures and hands-on

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There's a lot of "world's this" and "world's that" chatter coming out of the mouth of Chinese company Huawei over at MWC 2012.If it isn't busy foaming at the mouth, telling all and sundry that it has the "world's first quad-core tablet", it means that... >>

ZTE Orbit Windows Phone 7 pictures and hands-on

ZTE Orbit Windows Phone 7 pictures and hands-on

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Another juicy Mango has fallen from the Windows Phone 7 tree, courtesy of the ZTE Orbit that has debuted over in Spain at Mobile World Congress.Well, we say juicy. It's definitely not as ripe as the succulent Nokia Lumia 800 or 900 - the picks of the... >>

Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD pictures and hands-on

Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD pictures and hands-on

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Over at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Huawei unveiled what it boasts is the world's first quad-core tablet device: the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD. And Pocket-lint thought that, as we were in town, we'd best go check it out.While Acer and Asus may have... >>

Skype for Windows Phone 7 pictures and hands-on

Skype for Windows Phone 7 pictures and hands-on

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Over at MWC, in the city blessed with the best footballing side since Ian Bishop and Kevin Keen lined up in the West Ham midfield in the early 90s, Pocket-lint caught up with our pals from Skype who were keen to show off the brand spanking new Windows... >>

ZTE Mimosa X pictures and hands-on

ZTE Mimosa X pictures and hands-on

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Over in Barcelona at MWC 2012, Chinese manufacturer ZTE signalled its intent to become a key player in the smartphone arena by unleashing a total of eight new handsets, including the ZTE Mimosa X Android smartphone, which it is claiming is a breakthrough... >>

ZTE Era quad-core smartphone unleashed at MWC

ZTE Era quad-core smartphone unleashed at MWC

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We already knew about a trio of the eight handsets that ZTE had promised to unleash at Mobile World Congress and, at the company's press conference on Monday morning, the covers were taken off the Chinese company's flagship device - the ZTE Era.The ZTE... >>

Fujitsu quad-core smartphone pictures and hands-on

Fujitsu quad-core smartphone pictures and hands-on

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It may not have a name yet but this Fujitsu quad-core monster is certainly going to be one of the heavy hitters of MWC 2012.And that's because not only is it powered by a Nvidia Tegra 3 processor with quad-cores running at 1.5GHz (plus the ninja one too,... >>

HTC Media Link HD pictures and hands-on

HTC Media Link HD pictures and hands-on

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As well as unleashing a trio of new handsets by way of the HTC One X, One S and One V,  Peter Chou, HTC CEO and President, also found time to announce the Apple AirPlay-rivaling HTC Media Link HD at the company's MWC press conference in Barcelona on... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Hotels.com HD review (iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Hotels.com HD review (iPad)

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It's Friday. Wo-hoo! Maybe you've got a mental weekend lined-up with your buddies where you plan to intoxicate your body with a plethora of mind-bending chemicals (we mean more than two shandy halfs, of course). Or perhaps you're planning a quiet one,... >>

Mozilla teaming up with LG to take on Android and iOS

Mozilla teaming up with LG to take on Android and iOS

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Waaaaay back in July, Pocket-lint brought you the news that Mozilla had announced plans to build a HTML5 based mobile phone OS, in a project labelled Boot2Gecko.Fast forward seven months or so and it looks as if the project could be getting a pretty high-profile... >>

Nokia takes top spot in Windows Phone market

Nokia takes top spot in Windows Phone market

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Nokia is now the major force in the Windows Phone 7 revolution with the Finnish company grabbing the largest market share for Microsoft's growing platform for the first time in the last quarter of 2011.The figures, from Strategy Analytics, show that Nokia... >>

Free games on offer for BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 users

Free games on offer for BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 users

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Research in Motion has announced that, as a celebration of PlayBook OS 2.0 finally landing, all upgraded users can nab themselves a couple of Gameloft games free of charge.The titles on offer are Asphalt 6 Adrenaline HD and Modern Combat 2 Black Pegasus... >>

Acer Liquid Glow Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone set for MWC

Acer Liquid Glow Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone set for MWC

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Acer, so often the forgotten player in team Android, has announced another handset that it will be showing off in Barcelona next week at Mobile World Congress - the Acer Liquid Glow.There's no detailed spec sheet at present for the first Liquid handset... >>

iTunes and App Store in line for revamp as Apple takes Chomp

iTunes and App Store in line for revamp as Apple takes Chomp

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The Apple App Store and iTunes could be in for a major overhaul after it has been revealed that Apple has acquired the app search and discovery platform Chomp.9to5Mac reported earlier this week that the first iTunes Store redesign in nearly three years... >>

Samsung Galaxy S III quad-core chip on show at MWC?

Samsung Galaxy S III quad-core chip on show at MWC?

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We're all set for a quad-core dominated MWC with Nvidia officially taking the reins off its Tegra 3 platform at the end of last year and a raft of devices expected.But it's not just Kal-El powered phones that will be grabbing the attention out in Barcelona.... >>