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Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra hands-on: new world’s slimmest smartphone

Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra hands-on: new world’s slimmest smartphone

This week the folks at Alcatel have revealed several devices, the thinnest of the bunch - and the thinnest in the world - being the One Touch Idol Ultra. This device works with an 8 megapixel camera on the back, a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, and a 4.7-inch display. The biggest detail lies in the size of the device as a whole though, with a record-breaking 6.45mm thinness.

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AMD Turbo Dock Temash tablet reference design hands-on

AMD Turbo Dock Temash tablet reference design hands-on

AMD may have been slow to join the tablet processor segment, but it isn't wasting any time now its onboard. Key to its strategy in 2013 is Turbo Dock, a new power management system expected to debut on this year's Temash SoC powered hardware, and which dynamically adjusts performance according to whether the computer is in slate-tablet or docked hybrid mode. We caught up with AMD at Mobile World Congress to find out whether it works.

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Alcatel ONE TOUCH FIRE Firefox OS phone hands-on

Alcatel ONE TOUCH FIRE Firefox OS phone hands-on

Does the world need another smartphone platform? Mozilla thinks so, and so Firefox OS will make its co-debut on the Alcatel ONE TOUCH FIRE, a new affordable handset targeted at the same market entry-level Android occupies. As you might expect from the positioning, it's not the most highly-specified phone: a 3.5-inch screen and 1GHz processor.

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HP Slate 7 hands-on: Beats, Android, and a smooth Red casing

HP Slate 7 hands-on: Beats, Android, and a smooth Red casing

With the HP Slate 7 we once again see the computer manufacturing giant take on the tablet universe, this time with Android onboard. This device has a 7-inch display with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, a dual-core 1.6GHz Cortex A9 processor, and 1GB of RAM. You'll also find Beats Audio integrated with a selection of audio optimization options as well as two different iterations - one gray, the other as red as the Beats logo itself.

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Mad Catz F.R.E.Q 7 gaming headset hands-on: connectivity galore

Mad Catz F.R.E.Q 7 gaming headset hands-on: connectivity galore

This week we've gotten our first opportunity to have a hands-on experience with the newest in gaming excellence from Mad Catz: the F.R.E.Q 7 gaming headset! These headphones will blast your eardrums into your brain with Dolby Headphone 7.1 surround sound, extra-larger 59mm speakers, and a fabulous 3.5mm audio cable that allows you to convert your experience to any and all tablets, smartphones, desktop devices, and more.

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EyeVerify eye-vein biometrics hands-on

EyeVerify eye-vein biometrics hands-on

Your eyes may be the window to your soul, but they're also another potential source of biometric security, and that's something EyeVerify wants to see baked into smartphones and laptops. Relying on the fact that the pattern of veins in each person's eyes is unique - no matter if you're a twin or even if you've been somehow cloned - the EyeVerify system creates a digital fingerprint from a snapshot, and then uses that to verify your identity in future.

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Huawei Ascend P2 hands-on

Huawei Ascend P2 hands-on

As night follows day, so Huawei's Ascend P2 follows the original P1, a slimline smartphone launched at Mobile World Congress today. Aesthetically similar to its predecessor, the Ascend P2 does pack some more interesting specifications - such as a 13-megapixel camera on the rear - but there's a catch, since the display isn't the 1080p slab of loveliness we were hoping for.

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Mobile World Congress 2013: SlashGear is here!

Mobile World Congress 2013: SlashGear is here!

It's that time of the year, SlashGear readers, where the team arrives in Barcelona to capture the full Mobile World Congress experience and delivers it to you for a better understanding of what you'll be working with soon! This event takes place at a different location in the city for the first time in several years - - but the aim remains the same. Mobile World Congress 2013 will be for the next week your window into the next year in mobile devices and services, and you'll be able to catch it all right here on SlashGear.com - straight through the [MWC 2013 portal] for your convenience!

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 hands-on: yes, it is a phone too

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 hands-on: yes, it is a phone too

With the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, you've got another dare to guess from the manufacturer - is it a tablet, or is it a smartphone? In this case you'll not be able to tell based simply on the device's ability (or inability) to make phone call as, yes, you can indeed do so with the 3G international release. Inside the United States we're not quite going to be so lucky to have such an oddity on our hands as an 8-inch display-toting smartphone, at least not at first: we'll have to settle for the strict tablet iteration.

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