Another year, another Mobile World Congress, and the unstoppable juggernaut that is the smartphone industry continues apace. SlashGear took its biggest team to MWC 2011 to-date, and still found more than enough to keep us busy in Barcelona. After the cut, the stand-out products, the key mobile themes of 2011, and how tablets are muscling in on smart mobility.
Without giving away the whole surprise, we've got some big things in store for you readers over the next few weeks. New voices, free stuff, a whole new look for one of our outlets, and a variety of mini-updates you're going to flip over. Today we're bringing you a wild assortment of updates from all corners of the tech world, most of which are previews of devices you've almost certainly already got your eye on. Behold the coming of the next generation - stick with us as we cover it.
What a week! While a few of us on the R3 crew were rolling around in different parts of the world that weren't Vegas, the bulk were rolling hard at CES 2011! The Consumer Electronics Show had blasts of this, slips of that, and a wacky array of stories and happenings that shall forever go down in the history books as a CES to be clicked with! How ever in the world will we organize all of this information? How about one big monster of a list of links, for starters? Who could we call for such a tast, hm? So much exclusive content, so much time time - I know! The Daily Slash! Get one of the biggest heaping helpings you've ever seen, below!
This isn't the first and it isn't going to be the last roundup post of CES news and info for this season. It's one big thwack. Comb with me, if you will, through the content and devour the ingredients. Joy! PREVIEW: my favorite is the Notion Ink Adam hands-on at CES 2011 - wowie!
Salt-cellars at the ready, but online phone comparison site Omio reckons they've got the scoop on some key UK handsets set to debut in the second half of 2010. Billed as freshly leaked from an unspecified UK retailer, the roadmap contains such gems as the HTC Vision and hitherto-unheard-of HTC Ace arriving alongside the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 in October, while November will see HTC's first Windows Phone 7 device together with the QWERTY-blessed Nokia E7 and Samsung i8700 Cetus.
The weeks are just flying by, time change is this weekend so I hope you aren't late for anything. The holidays will be here before we know it. This has been another busy week in the gadget world. HTC has confirmed that Android 2.0 smartphones are incoming and the HTC Dragon is the likely first Android 2.0 device to come from HTC.
Vodafone UK have confirmed their second Android smartphone, the HTC Tattoo, which will arrive on the network come October. The Tattoo is HTC's most recent Android-based device, and is being positioned as an entry-level model with a focus on customization; to that extent it has a 2.8-inch resistive, rather than capacitive touchscreen, but features the HTC Sense UI and replaceable covers.
Rarely do we receive so many questions, so many comments and demands over an upcoming review. In the few days since our HTC Touch HD unboxing and hands-on video demo, the messages have been flooding in. Today, we'll try to answer those questions - and, of course, the biggest question of them all: have HTC managed the unthinkable and tugged the must-have crown from the head of the iPhone 3G? In the first half of our two-part review, we'll be looking at the touchscreen, OS, GUI and keyboard entry, as well as the Touch HD's internet abilities and more.