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  • Phones

    Hands-on: SpareOne emergency phone review

    By 2 March 2012

    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)...

  • Phones

    Coolpad 7990 pictures and hands-on

    By 2 March 2012

    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...

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    Mozilla Boot to Gecko pictures and hands-on

    By 2 March 2012

    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...

  • Tablets

    ZTE PF100 quad-core tablet pictures and hands-on

    By 2 March 2012

    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...

  • Phones

    Immersion's HD Haptics show how your mobile phone will start touching you back

    By 1 March 2012

    A company by the name of Immersion has come up with a way of redefining your mobile phone and tablet touch experience. In what it's describing as HD Haptics, the company is able to give you a far more intense, controlled and precise vibration feedback...

  • Phones

    Hands-on: HTC One S review

    By 1 March 2012

    The HTC One S might not be the flagship in the new HTC One range, but that doesn't mean it's something that should be overlooked. Just announced, we had the chance to play with the new phone before its launch and at the launch event at Mobile World Congress...

  • Cars

    Ford Evos Concept car: more details, more pictures

    By 1 March 2012

    Ford took the time at Mobile World Congress 2012 to tell us a little more about its cloud-connected car concept called the Ford Evos which was first unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011. And Pocket-lint took the time to take a few more...

  • Phones

    Ubuntu for Android pictures and hands-on

    By 1 March 2012

    Canonical has come up with an idea for really putting purpose into your multicore Android phone. So powerful have mobiles become in the past 12 months that the London-based company is suggesting we use them to power our desktop computers - and power them...

  • Phones

    ZTE Skate Kis pictures and hands-on

    By 29 February 2012

    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...

  • Phones

    Acer Liquid Glow pictures and hands-on

    By 29 February 2012

    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...

  • Phones

    ZTE Skate Acqua pictures and hands-on

    By 29 February 2012

    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...

  • Phones

    Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 pictures and hands-on

    By 29 February 2012

    With no yellow back, bright silver rim around the face and a front camera peeping out at you, it's clear from minute one of man-to-phone encounter that the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is a class above the super budget Mini 2 from the same company. The 3.8-inch...

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    Acer CloudMobile pictures and hands-on

    By 29 February 2012

    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...

  • Phones

    Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 pictures and hands-on

    By 29 February 2012

    The bright yellow back of the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is a heavy clue as to who this phone is aimed at. Fresh off the back of the very successful, yes, you spotted it, Samsung Galaxy Mini, this Mobile World Congress 2012-announced device is a lot better...

  • Phones

    Samsung Blaze 4G pictures and hands-on

    By 29 February 2012

    At first sight, the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is a stubby little spud of a phone. To read that it's got a 4-inch screen - okay, 3.97-inch - is quite the surprise. It comes across more of a pebble than a slab thanks to its chunky middle. That's probably...

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