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  • There is an octa-core Samsung Galaxy S5 version
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    There is an octa-core Samsung Galaxy S5 version

    By 25 February 2014

    Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S5 yesterday at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, but it has now been quietly revealed that there's an octa-core version as well. The presentation of the new flagship Android handset focused on the functions,...

  • BlackBerry Z3 5-inch touch device announced for Indonesia
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    BlackBerry Z3 5-inch touch device announced for Indonesia

    By 25 February 2014

    BlackBerry has used Mobile World Congress 2014 to announce a new full touch device, the BlackBerry Z3. Previously circulating under the codename "Jakarta", the new BlackBerry handset is destined for customers in Indonesia, with BlackBerry saying it's...

  • BlackBerry Q20 will return to classic keyboard design
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    BlackBerry Q20 will return to classic keyboard design

    By 25 February 2014

    BlackBerry has used Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona to announce the BlackBerry Q20, a new Qwerty keyboard device. The BlackBerry Q20 is also being called the "Classic", with reference to its classic BlackBerry keyboard design and layout. As such,...

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 accessories: First look at S Charger Pad, S View Cover, more
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    Samsung Galaxy S5 accessories: First look at S Charger Pad, S View Cover, more

    By 25 February 2014

    Samsung didn't only launched the Samsung Galaxy S5 on Monday, but a number of dedicated accessories for the new flagship smartphone. We're live at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where we've had a quick look at what extras you should plan on getting...

  • Samsung Unpacked 5 Episode 1: Re-watch the Galaxy S5 launch right here
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    Samsung Unpacked 5 Episode 1: Re-watch the Galaxy S5 launch right here

    By 24 February 2014

    Samsung took the stage at Mobile World Congress on Monday to introduce its new Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone, alongside a new Gear Fit fitness band.  It was a more series Samsung than we've seen before, ditching the theatrics for an event where CEO...

  • Samsung and PayPal will let you use the Galaxy S5 to pay for goods: Here's how it works
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    Samsung and PayPal will let you use the Galaxy S5 to pay for goods: Here's how it works

    By 24 February 2014

    Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy S5 and revealed that the phone's fingerprint scanner will work with PayPal to authorise payments for items within the browser. PayPal has now released a video to show off the fingerprint authentication process. Samsung...

  • LG targets mid-range with LG F70 and F90 handsets with quad-core processor and LTE
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    LG targets mid-range with LG F70 and F90 handsets with quad-core processor and LTE

    By 24 February 2014

    LG has announced the LG F70 and LG F90 handsets at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  The LG F70 features a 4.5-inch WVGA IPS display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 4GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, microSD slot for up to 32GB of storage, 5-megapixel auto-focus...

  • Samsung says 200 million Galaxy smartphones sold since 2010
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    Samsung says 200 million Galaxy smartphones sold since 2010

    By 24 February 2014

    Samsung has sold 200 million Galaxy S smartphones since 2010, the South Korean electronics giant announced at Mobile World Congress on Monday.  JK Shin, the CEO of Samsung, thanked the 200 million customers around the world who have purchased Galaxy...

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 lands with 5.1-inch display, integrated fitness functions
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    Samsung Galaxy S5 lands with 5.1-inch display, integrated fitness functions

    By 24 February 2014

    Samsung has announced its new flagship smartphone the Samsung Galaxy S5 at its Samsung Unpacked 5 event at Mobile World Congress 2014. As specs continue to climb, Samsung has innovated in new areas to keep the S5 fresh. New extras include a fingerprint...

  • Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S5 review
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    Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S5 review

    By 24 February 2014

    Samsung has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone in the form of the Galaxy S5, which will launch globally on 11 April, and we got an early look at the hotly anticipated device at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. With a fingerprint scanner, heart...

  • HTC Desire 816 pictures and hands-on, distinct lack of capacitive buttons noted (updated)
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    HTC Desire 816 pictures and hands-on, distinct lack of capacitive buttons noted (updated)

    By 24 February 2014

    HTC has announced the Desire 816 at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona but while we weren't allowed to turn the device on, we did get our hands on it. The design is great, following a very similar style to the award-winning HTC One, but softened...

  • HTC Desire 610 brings a 4.7-inch display to HTC's mid-range
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    HTC Desire 610 brings a 4.7-inch display to HTC's mid-range

    By 24 February 2014

    HTC has announced a new Desire handset, the HTC Desire 610. The HTC Desire 610 looks as though it continues on from the Desire 601, this time bringing a 4.7-inch 960 x 540 pixel display to the package. The design replicates some of what you'll recognise...

  • HTC Desire 816 mid-range launch hints at Sense 6.0 update
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    HTC Desire 816 mid-range launch hints at Sense 6.0 update

    By 24 February 2014

    HTC has made its first launch of 2014 with the HTC Desire 816, and in the process HTC has mentioned software updates beyond Sense 5.5. The new handset boosts the Desire range of mid-range devices, offering a 5.5-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixels,...

  • YotaPhone 2 pictures and hands on
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    YotaPhone 2 pictures and hands on

    By 24 February 2014

    Yota Devices released the YotaPhone - a smartphone that features a AMOLED display on one side and an e-paper screen on the other side - only towards the end of last year but the company has already presented the next-generation YotaPhone at MWC. Although...

  • Qualcomm and Intel work to bring 64-bit processing to Android masses
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    Qualcomm and Intel work to bring 64-bit processing to Android masses

    By 24 February 2014

    Qualcomm and Intel have both announced they will be providing manufacturers with 64-bit ready processors for tablet and smartphones that will start to come out from as early as this summer. Qualcomm has announced a new variant of its Snapdragon 600 chipset...

  • YotaPhone 2 comes with 4.7-inch always-on e-paper display and more than 50 hours battery life
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    YotaPhone 2 comes with 4.7-inch always-on e-paper display and more than 50 hours battery life

    By 24 February 2014

    Yota Devices has unveiled its second-generation YotaPhone during the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. The Russian company sticks with the dual-screen design, with a 5-inch AMOLED display on one side and 4.7-inch e-paper display on the other....

  • Dixons and Carphone Warehouse in merger talks
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    Dixons and Carphone Warehouse in merger talks

    By 24 February 2014

    Dixons and Carphone Warehouse are in talks over a possible merger that could make the electrical giant and smartphone retailer one powerhouse high-street chain. Both boards have confirmed that they are in talks over combining the companies, although at...

  • The graph that shows why Lenovo is buying Motorola
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    The graph that shows why Lenovo is buying Motorola

    By 24 February 2014

    Lenovo has just shared a graph with Pocket-lint that shows why the company was so keen to buy Motorola from Google this year. The reason? It's PC sales have stagnated while its smartphone and tablet business is skyrocketing. The graph shows that its tablet...

  • Hands-on: Nokia X, X+ and XL review
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    Hands-on: Nokia X, X+ and XL review

    By 24 February 2014

    Nokia has revealed the X series as its step towards a more Android-friendly future. Using the Nokia X Software Platform, the X, X+ and XL phones give users access to both Microsoft and Android apps. At super-affordable prices and with a quality Nokia...

  • HTC One, One mini, gets Android 4.4 KitKat update in the UK
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    HTC One, One mini, gets Android 4.4 KitKat update in the UK

    By 24 February 2014

    The rollout of Android 4.4 KitKat for the HTC One in the UK has just landed, bringing a range of updates to HTC's flagship device. We're just installing the new update to see what changes KitKat will bring, but HTC details that the 308.24MB update will...

  • Hands-on: ZTE Grand Memo II review
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    Hands-on: ZTE Grand Memo II review

    By 24 February 2014

    The Grand Memo II LTE from ZTE is the company's update to the previously launched Grand Memo and is its new flagship Phablet for 2014. It was announced at MWC in Barcelona and we hopped over to the company's stand to take a look at whether this has the...

  • SwiftKey comes to Nokia X family
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    SwiftKey comes to Nokia X family

    By 24 February 2014

    SwiftKey has confirmed that its smart keyboard will be available for the newly announced Nokia X Android smartphone. The new Nokia device runs on Android, bringing with it some of the benefits of the wider Android ecosystem and with SwiftKey being one...

  • Nokia X, X+, XL Android smartphones debut at MWC, Windows Phone who?
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    Nokia X, X+, XL Android smartphones debut at MWC, Windows Phone who?

    By 24 February 2014

    Nokia has unveiled the Nokia X, X+, and Nokia X XL smartphones - its first Android devices - at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  Perhaps seen as sticking two fingers up at Microsoft before the company is owned by the Redmond tech giant in March,...

  • Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon processor to power the flagship phones of 2014
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    Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon processor to power the flagship phones of 2014

    By 24 February 2014

    Qualcomm has announced a new Snapdragon processor at MWC that will promise faster and better phones in the coming months. The new processor will include several new enhancements to its predecessor and follows on from the previous Snapdragon 800 model...

  • Sony Xperia M2 vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference?
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    Sony Xperia M2 vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference?

    By 24 February 2014

    Sony has just announced its mid-range Xperia M2 during its press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The handset is being described by Sony as "the best smartphone technology in its class", so we've put it up against the Moto G, a handset...