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Sony Xperia Tablet Z hands-on: Slim is in

Sony Xperia Tablet Z hands-on: Slim is in

Sony's track record with tablets has been mixed, but the Xperia Tablet Z is undoubtedly the company's best play for the slate market so far. Slotting a bright, colorful 10.1-inch display running at a hefty 1920 x 1200 resolution into a waifishly-appealing 6.9mm thick chassis, the Xperia Tablet Z borrows its smartphone sibling's water resistance, meaning that while you might not be able to take it into the shower, it can at least hold up to random splashes poolside.

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GM confirms in-vehicle 4G LTE as soon as 2014

GM confirms in-vehicle 4G LTE as soon as 2014

This week General Motors Vice Chairman Steve Girsky has let it be known that they're bringing 4G LTE connectivity to their vehicles as early as next year. This connectivity will be fully built-in to the vehicle itself - it's been made clear that it wont be brought in, and it wont be based on your smartphone. This solution will be coming to every brand from GMC to Chevy to Opel, and will bring such fabulous connectivity options as the vehicle itself acting as mobile hotspot for your tablet.

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Nokia Lumia 520 hands-on: the new high end of low

Nokia Lumia 520 hands-on: the new high end of low

In the Nokia Lumia 520 you've got Nokia's newest low-end of great, including their renewed dedication to a pure aesthetic, Windows Phone 8, and a rather inexpensive price point. This device is a bit of a shell in the way it appears in the hand, with the front being more of a flat experience while the back bubbles out, and the edges are sharp. Of course no Nokia would be a real Nokia if the edges were actually sharp as a device could be, so you'll find this device "pillowy" when compared to the rest of the smartphones of the world made by non-Nokia OeMs.

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Nokia Lumia 720 hands-on: high-end on a budget

Nokia Lumia 720 hands-on: high-end on a budget

With the Nokia Lumia 720, the company continues with their unique design solution with high-end specifications on a low-cost Windows Phone 8 solution. Here we're finding this lovely device to be rather like the Nokia Lumia 820, complete with "pillowy" design elements. The glass up front is curved around the edges, software is swift and rather responsive, and the whole experience is, if we didn't know better, appearing very much to be the nicest Windows Phone 8 show of power on the market.

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Nokia Lumia 520 brings lowest-cost Windows Phone 8 entry point

Nokia Lumia 520 brings lowest-cost Windows Phone 8 entry point

This week at Mobile World Congress 2013 the folks at Nokia have revealed the new Lumia 520, a device that's made to bring the Windows Phone 8 experience to the world along with the Nokia Pure design experience at an extremely low price point. This device has what Nokia calls high-end innovation while it does so with 3G connectivity - like the Lumia 720, this is another device made for the non-LTE networks around the world.

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Nokia Lumia 720 official: high-end for non-LTE

Nokia Lumia 720 official: high-end for non-LTE

This week the Nokia lineup was expanded for Windows Phone 8 with the new Nokia Lumia 720. This device is one of two new Lumia devices to be showing up at Mobile World Congress 2013, the other being slightly smaller and coming in quite similar with the name Lumia 520. The Lumia 720 works with a lovely S, otherwise looking quite similar to the already launched Lumia 820 - on the market in both the USA and abroad.

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Nokia 105 creates new entry point at 15 EURO

Nokia 105 creates new entry point at 15 EURO

With the Nokia 105 the company has introduced their new entry point - the least expensive device they're about to offer at just 15 EURO. This device has a lovely color screen - games - very basic games, that is - and a splash and dust-proof keypad. It's got a flashlight, "amazing" battery life, and a Nokia look. This device will take the most basic elements that make a Nokia device and make it inexpensive - extremely inexpensive.

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Nokia 301 revealed with Pure experience

Nokia 301 revealed with Pure experience

The Nokia 301 is a brand new feature phone coming from the company with a brand new design aesthetic center - one design, one Nokia aim. This one unified design approach has been pushed today by Nokia - "Pure" and "Advanced." Nokia's head of design Marko Ahtisaari spoke up about the essential elements of their next lineup. This device will work with email with Exchange, it'll have upgraded web connectivity with Asha-like access. This device will work with single or dual-SIM action across the world, and will be working with apps like WhatsApp as well.

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LG Optimus G Pro hands-on: It’s a big ‘un

LG Optimus G Pro hands-on: It’s a big ‘un

LG has brought the big guns to Mobile World Congress, in the shape of the Optimus G Pro, a whopping 5.5-inch Full HD Android smartphone. One of the largest non-pen-enabled phones around, the Optimus G Pro runs a 1.7GHz quadcore processor from Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro stable, and isn't left out of the megapixel race with a 13MP snapper on the rear.

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Qualcomm AllJoyn blooms with “Internet of Everything” connectivity

Qualcomm AllJoyn blooms with “Internet of Everything” connectivity

This week Qualcomm is stepping up to the plate with their AllJoyn software framework, driving with it connections between devices galore - creating interoperability for what they call the "Internet of Everything." This announcement takes the AllJoyn universe and extends it to devices with different operating systems and from hardware vendors from all directions. With the AllJoyn SDK, developers will now be given all the tools they need to create "dynamic, ad-hoc networks" between devices with advanced connectivity, discoverability, security, and management galore.

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Alcatel One Touch Idol X hands-on

Alcatel One Touch Idol X hands-on

This week the folks at Alcatel have revealed several new devices, the largest of the bunch being the One Touch Idol X, it touting a massive 5-inch display. This device sports a world-record thin amount of border around its edges which you'll hear about in the video, and under the hood you've got a quad-core processor. And it comes in red, too!

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