MWC2009 archive

  • Samsung Omnia HD - First Look review
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    Samsung Omnia HD - First Look review

    By 26 February 2009

    Samsung launched the Omnia HD phone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona promising to take movies on the go high-def, but can the phone deliver? We got watching to find out. Sporting a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen there is no getting around the fact that...

  • Nokia N86 - First Look review
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    Nokia N86 - First Look review

    By 25 February 2009

    Nokia has finally, kicking and screaming, announced that it is to launch an 8-megapixel camera phone, the N86. But should you go Nokia over Samsung, Sony Ericsson or LG? We had a play with the new phone away from the MWC show floor to find out. Designed...

  • HTC Magic - First Look review
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    HTC Magic - First Look review

    By 24 February 2009

    Often referred to on the Internet as the G2, HTC has teamed up with Vodafone in the UK to announce the HTC Magic, an Android-based handset that ditches the slide-out QWERTY keyboard. But has this move worked? Is this the must-have handset to look forward...

  • Samsung M7600 Beat DJ - First Look review
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    Samsung M7600 Beat DJ - First Look review

    By 23 February 2009

    Whilst much of the mobile phone world has been going mad for smartphones and packing handsets with in more features that see the consumer edging its way into what was traditionally business territory, Samsung seem to have made a move to diversify. The...

  • More Sony Ericsson Idou phones promised
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    More Sony Ericsson Idou phones promised

    By 20 February 2009

    Sony Ericsson has confirmed to Pocket-lint that the new Idou handset it previewed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is just the start of a new range of handsets it expects to launch in the coming months. "Under Entertainment Unlimited we will have...

  • Five teases at Mobile World Congress 2009
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    Five teases at Mobile World Congress 2009

    By 20 February 2009

    Plenty of announcements means plenty of products to look forward to, but some announcements where more teasers rather than full blown finished models, here are the ones that we are looking forward to. Windows Mobile 6.5 It might have been announced but...

  • Windows Mobile 6.5
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    Windows Mobile 6.5

    By 20 February 2009

    Microsoft announced Windows Mobile 6.5 on Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The refreshed operating system carries all the hallmarks of former versions, but has now been redesigned to include a honeycomb interface, taking inspiration from...

  • Five things missing from Mobile World Congress 2009
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    Five things missing from Mobile World Congress 2009

    By 20 February 2009

    We've filed over a 120 stories from this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but what about the stuff that was missing? Here are five things that weren't at the show. Android handsets Not counting the prototype on the Huawei stand that was poorly...

  • Five top phones at Mobile World Congress 2009
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    Five top phones at Mobile World Congress 2009

    By 20 February 2009

    The dust has now settled at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, so which were the handsets that caught our eye the most? Here, in no particular order, are our top five: Nokia N86 So you like taking pictures? Well Nokia hopes that you'll forget...

  • Acer L1, C1, E1 and F1 smartphones
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    Acer L1, C1, E1 and F1 smartphones

    By 19 February 2009

    Sifting through the remnants of images from Mobile World Congress we found these shots of the so-named but unconfirmed L1, C1, E1 and F1, the famous Acer smartphones that got waved around, but little else. It does seem an odd move to display what are...

  • Samsung M7610 Beat Disc
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    Samsung M7610 Beat Disc

    By 19 February 2009

    Partnering Samsung’s Beat DJ handset is the Beat Disc. A slider with a music focus, the Beat Disc gives you the B&O ICEpower, SRS virtual surround sound and DNSe goodness found in the Beat DJ, but lacks the more advanced music-making functions. With...

  • LG KM900 Arena - First Look review
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    LG KM900 Arena - First Look review

    By 19 February 2009

    One of the hot launches of Mobile World Congress was the LG KM900 Arena, the dinky full-touch device. As we spent a fair amount of time with this handset whilst on the ground at the show, we thought it only fair to share these experiences. Can it truly...

  • Sky's mysterious music service closer?
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    Sky's mysterious music service closer?

    By 19 February 2009

    An Omnifone executive has confirmed to Pocket-lint that they are "in discussions" with Sky over the satellite company's long awaited music subscription service. Sky announced the service back in the summer of 2008, but has provided little news since of...

  • Samsung pico projector phone
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    Samsung pico projector phone

    By 19 February 2009

    We brought you news that Samsung's pico projector phone is to get a European launch and here we've got hands-on pics for you of the I7410. Capable of projecting a 50-inch image, the handset also boasts a 5-megapixel camera, OLED touchscreen and built-in...

  • Amosu's Moto Diamond Aura
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    Amosu's Moto Diamond Aura

    By 19 February 2009

    You could argue that Motorola's high-end Aura, at around £1400, is already pushing the budget for most, but Amosu has stepped in to bling a special edition of the phone pushing the price up to £4995. Only 50 diamond-encrusted handsets will be made available...

  • Hyundai's "chico" phone revealed
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    Hyundai's "chico" phone revealed

    By 19 February 2009

    Hyundai, due to launch its range of phones in the UK market this year, has unveiled the MB-105 "chico" at Mobile World Congress. The calculator-esque, low-end effort is a dualband 900/1800MHz handset with a 1.2-inch monochrome display. The feature list...

  • Land Rover S1 mobile phone
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    Land Rover S1 mobile phone

    By 19 February 2009

    Roving around the show floor at Mobile World Congress, we got our hands on the forthcoming Land Rover S1 handset, said to be the first of several projects from Land Rover and Sonim, so we grabbed a few pictures. Technical features include Bluetooth, 2-megapixel...

  • Huawei shows its first Android phone
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    Huawei shows its first Android phone

    By 18 February 2009

    Huawei has showcased its first Android-powered smartphone at Mobile World Congress, following the news we brought you late last year that the company was prepping such a device for launch. Due to be sold to mobile phone operators so they can brand their...

  • Camera phones now satisfy 95% of camera user's needs
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    Camera phones now satisfy 95% of camera user's needs

    By 18 February 2009

    Camera phones are on the tipping point of replacing the digital camera for good according to lens maker Carl Zeiss. The claim is likely to scare companies like Canon and Nikon, as Mobile World Congress in Barcelona saw a bevy of new camera phones launched...

  • Emoze pushes Windows Live Hotmail
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    Emoze pushes Windows Live Hotmail

    By 18 February 2009

    Emoze is using the Mobile World Congress event to promote its service that pushes Windows Live Hotmail to your mobile device. Said to be simple, once users have downloaded Emoze to their mobile, they will get mobile access to Windows Live Hotmail, other...

  • Sennheiser MM 450 Bluetooth headset spotted
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    Sennheiser MM 450 Bluetooth headset spotted

    By 17 February 2009

    Sennheiser has shown off their latest headset at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and we got our hands on it on the show floor. The MM 450 is a Bluetooth headset ideal for partnering with your mobile phone whilst on your travels, with a folding headband...

  • i-mate preview Warrior laptop smartphone concept
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    i-mate preview Warrior laptop smartphone concept

    By 17 February 2009

    i-mate is currently working on an accessory for a new smartphone it is launching that would see it plugged into a laptop and double as the trackpad, Pocket-lint has learnt. The laptop shell, called the Warrior and designed for road warriors, would allow...

  • Orange does content deal with Sony Ericsson
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    Orange does content deal with Sony Ericsson

    By 17 February 2009

    Orange has announced it is extending its strategic partnership with Sony Ericsson by "opening the door to more fun and easy mobile multimedia services". Coinciding with Sony Ericsson's "Entertainment Unlimited" plans, Orange says it is adding a new range...

  • i-mate 810-F smartphone
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    i-mate 810-F smartphone

    By 17 February 2009

    i-mate has launched the 810-F, described as the "world’s first complete lifestyle mobile to come with a lifetime warranty" and we were at the stand at Mobile World Congress to get a sticky hands on. First it was orange juice, then tomato ketchup, then...

  • Modu models fancy jackets
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    Modu models fancy jackets

    By 17 February 2009

    Modu, the modular mobile phone, showed off a range of final and concept jackets for their funky mobile, which is soon to become available. Modu also announced that they have partnered with JBL to create a speaker jacket. The Modu slips into the jackets...