MWC2012 archive

  • Facebook: We would have been a mobile application if created today
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    Facebook: We would have been a mobile application if created today

    By 7 March 2012

    "I think Facebook would have been a mobile application had the technology been available 8 years ago when Mark Zuckerberg was making it in his dorm room," That's the feeling of Brett Taylor, Facebook's chief technology officer, when spoke to Pocket-lint...

  • Facebook: A great app helps you share your data
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    Facebook: A great app helps you share your data

    By 6 March 2012

    As more and more people are worrying over what the data on their phone is being used for, Brett Taylor, Facebook's chief technology officer, has told Pocket-lint that the social network believes a great app is one that you'll want to use to help share...

  • Why Apple chose Vimeo for Mountain Lion
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    Why Apple chose Vimeo for Mountain Lion

    By 5 March 2012

    It’s Christmas at Vimeo. Ever since Tim Cook squeezed his way down the company chimney to leave the gift that Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion would have the company's platform hard baked into the Mac software as the video service of choice, the eggnog...

  • Asus: Tablet hesitaters will want the Padfone
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    Asus: Tablet hesitaters will want the Padfone

    By 5 March 2012

    The Asus Padfone gives people a device that can change from a phone to a tablet, and even into a laptop, but who will want to buy it? Asus believes it knows exactly: "There is a massive segment of the market called the "tablet hesitater" and those guys...

  • Nokia: We still need a cheaper Windows Phone to compete with Android
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    Nokia: We still need a cheaper Windows Phone to compete with Android

    By 5 March 2012

    Nokia has confessed that although its latest Nokia Lumia 610 is cheap, it needs to create an even cheaper model to take on Android. "We have a lot riding on the fact that we need to get a lower price point," Niklas Savander, executive vice-president...

  • Hands-on: SpareOne emergency phone review
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    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)...

  • Firefox only has eyes for Android
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    Firefox only has eyes for Android

    By 2 March 2012

    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
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    ARM: Intel playing catch-up in mobile market

    By 2 March 2012

    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,...

  • Asus ready to launch Windows Phone, but waiting for the right time
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    Asus ready to launch Windows Phone, but waiting for the right time

    By 2 March 2012

    Asus is ready to launch a Windows Phone 7 device as soon as it thinks the time is right, the company has told Pocket-lint.  "We are very close with Microsoft. When we think it is the right time of course we will do it," Benson Lin, the global head of...

  • Coolpad 7990 pictures and hands-on
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    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...

  • Mozilla Boot to Gecko pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Nokia: A tablet would be good for us
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    Nokia: A tablet would be good for us

    By 2 March 2012

    Nokia has told Pocket-lint that a tablet would be good for the company, highlighting the fact that it would sit nicely among its current product line-up. But the company's keen to emphasise that it has no plans to launch one just yet. Speaking during...

  • ZTE PF100 quad-core tablet pictures and hands-on
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    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...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #74 - Nokia 808 PureView, iPad 3 and Samsung Galaxy Beam
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #74 - Nokia 808 PureView, iPad 3 and Samsung Galaxy Beam

    By 2 March 2012

    A bumper packed podcast this week features an interesting chat with Niklas Savander, executive vice-president of Nokia, which was recorded on the hustling and bustling show floor of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. In it he discusses some of the aspects...

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

  • Asus hints at Windows 8 tablet, tells us Ballmer only uses a Zenbook
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    Asus hints at Windows 8 tablet, tells us Ballmer only uses a Zenbook

    By 1 March 2012

    Benson Lin, global head of handheld devices at Asus, has hinted to Pocket-lint that the company is working on a Windows 8 tablet for launch later in the year. "For Microsoft we would be allowed to say that we are very, very, very close and work hard...

  • Hottest phones of MWC 2012 (updated and definitive)
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    Hottest phones of MWC 2012 (updated and definitive)

    By 1 March 2012

    The very best phones of MWC 2012 is what we bring you at Pocket-lint, but this page right here is even better. It's the best of the best, the best-est, the tip top, the A-No.1 as far as the hottest phones of the world's largest mobile phone trade show...

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

    By 1 March 2012

    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...

  • Hands-on: HTC One S review
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    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...

  • Ford Evos Concept car: more details, more pictures
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    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...

  • HTC: Sense UI got too complicated
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    HTC: Sense UI got too complicated

    By 1 March 2012

    HTC's chief product officer believes HTC's Sense UI has got too complicated. In an interview at the company's press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Kouji Kodera told Pocket-lint that the company's user interface, loved by millions of...

  • Ubuntu for Android pictures and hands-on
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    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...

  • ZTE Skate Kis pictures and hands-on
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    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...

  • Acer Liquid Glow pictures and hands-on
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    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...

  • ZTE Skate Acqua pictures and hands-on
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    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...