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  • Apple iPhone 6 could feature a larger quantum dot super screen
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    Apple iPhone 6 could feature a larger quantum dot super screen

    By 27 February 2014

    Apple is widely expected to unveil its iPhone 6 in July with a larger screen than any Apple smartphone to date. Now it seems not only the size will change but also the way the screen works - resulting in a super-colourful display. Business Insider claims...

  • Hands on: Acer Liquid E3 review
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    Hands on: Acer Liquid E3 review

    By 27 February 2014

    Acer announced the Liquid E3 smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2014, featuring a 4.7-inch display and quad-core processor under the hood. We got our hands on the new device at the show to see what it brings to the table. Good design The Liquid E3 features...

  • Hands on: Acer Liquid Z4 review
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    Hands on: Acer Liquid Z4 review

    By 27 February 2014

    Acer announced a duo of new smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Acer Liquid E3 and the Acer Liquid Z4 that we're looking at here. The Acer Liquid Z4 is a 4-inch smartphone that will arrive in April 2014 for €100. But sitting at the...

  • Fact vs fiction: How true were the Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours?
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    Fact vs fiction: How true were the Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours?

    By 27 February 2014

    Rumour and speculation has become a huge part of a gadget's life cycle. Love it or loathe it, there's a lot of reporting on speculative details across the tech presses, from the smallest website, to the biggest newspaper. For fans it's a chance to get...

  • Google wants to offer its modular Ara phone for $50
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    Google wants to offer its modular Ara phone for $50

    By 27 February 2014

    Google's project Ara is a modular phone that will allow users to swap out parts to upgrade the device. Like a PC which can be upgraded, this handset will change the way phones are bought and sold. In an interview with Time, Ara's creators say they are...

  • Samsung will let developers use Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner in apps
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    Samsung will let developers use Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner in apps

    By 27 February 2014

    Samsung released the software development kit for its Galaxy S5 smartphone, Gear 2 smartwatch, and Gear Fit fitness band at Mobile World Congress on Wednesday. Most notably, the SDK will open developers to the Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanning technology,...

  • Google's Project Ara modular smartphone: Everything you need to know
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    Google's Project Ara modular smartphone: Everything you need to know

    By 26 February 2014

    The smartphone formula over the last decade has become set in stone, with manufacturers packaging components into plastic or aluminium and pushing it to customers for a set price. However, Google, the maker of Android, wants to disrupt this model with...

  • Blackphone Android phone: The smartphone for the privacy aware
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    Blackphone Android phone: The smartphone for the privacy aware

    By 26 February 2014

    Privacy is in a funny place at the moment. On the one hand as a society with are being more and more careless with our private data, sharing everything from photos, running stats, contacts and much more on the internet without a care in the world, on...

  • Google holding developer conference for Project Ara modular smartphone in April
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    Google holding developer conference for Project Ara modular smartphone in April

    By 26 February 2014

    Google has announced plans for its first developers conference for the Project Ara modular smartphone prototype, 15 April to 16 April, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Some thought the Project Ara was just a pipedream, but...

  • HTC teases new HTC One in YouTube video
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    HTC teases new HTC One in YouTube video

    By 26 February 2014

    With the floors clearing at Mobile World Congress, HTC has taken to YouTube to tease the next big thing, the new HTC One. HTC is poised to unveil its new flagship handset at an event in London and New York on 25 March 2014, giving the company a full month...

  • Best of Mobile World Congress 2014: The hottest new devices
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    Best of Mobile World Congress 2014: The hottest new devices

    By 26 February 2014

    Mobile World Congress is one of the largest mobile trade shows of the year, where most device manufacturers show off their latest and greatest devices. MWC 2014 was no exception, with the likes of Samsung and Sony both announcing a wide range of new devices...

  • Tesco Mobile bundles Hudl and smartphones for combo delight
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    Tesco Mobile bundles Hudl and smartphones for combo delight

    By 26 February 2014

    Tesco Mobile is offering a new bundle deal, pairing the hugely popular Tesco Hudl tablet with a range of smartphone options on its Anytime Upgrade tariff. The deals start from £15 a month with the Samsung Galaxy Fame, but those fans of photography might...

  • We are on our way to Wembl-EE: Wembley and EE announce partnership
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    We are on our way to Wembl-EE: Wembley and EE announce partnership

    By 26 February 2014

    EE and Wembley Stadium have entered into a six-year partnership - but, rest assured, there are no plans to change the name of England's iconic football stadium. The partnership will bring technology investment, with EE saying that on the road map is...

  • Motorola launching new Moto X come 'late summer'
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    Motorola launching new Moto X come 'late summer'

    By 25 February 2014

    A new version of the Moto X handset will launch in "late" summer, Motorola announced at its press event at Mobile World Congress 2014.  Specifications or design for the new version of the Moto X weren't revealed, but it's interesting the company won't...

  • Oaxis InkCase pictures and hands-on
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    Oaxis InkCase pictures and hands-on

    By 25 February 2014

    Oaxis has developed a set of E Ink cases, called InkCase, that let anyone turn their phone into a dual-screened handset, like the YotaPhone. We took a closer look while at MWC. The super low-powered E Ink screen has been developed with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity...

  • Dual camera that shows what HTC One M8 is possible of shown at MWC
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    Dual camera that shows what HTC One M8 is possible of shown at MWC

    By 25 February 2014

    A camera system that shows what the new HTC One two-camera system could be like has been shown off at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  Created by Qualcomm and Corephotonics, the new system will feature two cameras and work using something called...

  • Jolla Sailfish OS pictures and hands-on
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    Jolla Sailfish OS pictures and hands-on

    By 25 February 2014

    Jolla, a company made up of former Nokia developers, is out to create the best open source mobile operating system with its Sailfish OS, based loosely on MeGo. Until now the Jolla phone itself was €400 - a pricey way to access the OS. Now Jolla will...

  • 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...