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Nokia 220 hands-on

Nokia 220 hands-on

What does €29 get you in a phone? If it's the Nokia 220 you're looking at, it gets you Nokia's cheapest ever data-capable handset, though don't get too excited: this dual-SIM candybar is 2G-only. Still, with the promise of social networking preloaded, Nokia's Xpress Browser, and even a camera, could this be the ideal handset for the festival-goer or the perpetually clumsy?

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Nokia Asha 230 hands-on

Nokia Asha 230 hands-on

We've always had a soft-spot for Nokia's Asha range here at SlashGear, and the Asha 230 is no different, an even smaller, more affordable point of entry to the Finnish company's well-designed touchscreen handsets. Paring back the pricing even more, thanks to skipping 3G and WiFi, the Asha 230 (and its dual-SIM variant) is the smallest Asha touch model yet, fronted by a compact 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen.

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Nokia X hands-on

Nokia X hands-on

In many ways, the Nokia X is the Finnish smartphone we've been waiting for. Eye-catching design, a ridiculously competitive price, and running Android, it's hard not to see it as a reaction in the opposite direction to Windows Phone, for all that Nokia's team responsible argues that the two are well-paired bedfellows. Freshly unveiled at MWC 2014, we've grabbed some hands-on time with the Nokia X to find out whether Android in a Lumia suit makes sense, and why - for all our hopes about the concept - this may not be the Nokia for you.

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Microsoft, Nokia & Android: The Oddest of Bedfellows

Microsoft, Nokia & Android: The Oddest of Bedfellows

There's no small amount of irony in Microsoft, locked in a fierce battle to claw smartphone market share from Google, buying Nokia and getting a brand new Android handset in the bargain. The Nokia X - in fact the first of a family of Android-based devices - is slipping out to market just ahead of Microsoft's acquisition closing, but you could be forgiven for assuming axing the X would be the first task on Satya Nadella's to-do list. The truth may be slightly more unusual, however, and SlashGear sat down with Jussi Nevanlinna, VP of product marketing for Nokia's Mobile Phones division, to find out why Nokia X might not just survive, but flourish under Microsoft's care.

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Lenovo S660 smartphone hands-on: mid-range hero

Lenovo S660 smartphone hands-on: mid-range hero

Lenovo is bringing on some significant smartphone heat to the global market this week at Mobile World Congress 2014. Today we’re getting our hands on the Lenovo S660 smartphone, it bringing on a 4.7-inch display with a 960 x 540 resolution IPS touchscreen display while 1GB of RAM and a MediaTek 1.3Ghz quad-core processor appear besides. Wondering how this device is going to compete with the top-tier smartphones in the market? It’s not - it’s built to battle the mid-tier.

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Lenovo S860 hands-on: with battery to spare

Lenovo S860 hands-on: with battery to spare

With the Lenovo S860 we’re seeing a smartphone that’s extremely similar to the S850 save a few key points. First, you’re working with a metal back here instead of a glass back. Here with the S860 we’ve got a battery that’s twice the size of the S850 at 4000mAh, and this device rolls with a couple of cameras that aren’t quite as snazzy as the other device - but carry the same next-generation software nonetheless.

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SlashGear is at MWC 2014!

SlashGear is at MWC 2014!

SlashGear is in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2014, and while we're primarily here for new devices like Samsung's Galaxy S5 and Nokia's X, it's also a great chance to road-test some new gear in intensive conditions. This year, as well as our usual complement of laptops, cameras, external battery packs, and more, the team is trying out SCOTTEVEST's latest gadget-friendly clothing, including the new Q.U.E.S.T. Vest, which has a total of 42 different pockets.

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HP ElitePad 1000 G2 hands-on: one massive tablet and accessory system

HP ElitePad 1000 G2 hands-on: one massive tablet and accessory system

This week the folks at HP’s tablet department have unveiled the HP ElitePad 1000 G2, a 10.1-inch tablet made for the business world - with a bunch of accessories to show for it. Here we’re seeing a slate that rolls with a 10.1-inch display with 1920 x 1200 resolution and an Intel Atom Bay Trail-T Z3795 quad-core 1.6GHz processor and integrated Intel HD Graphics inside. It’s also coming with Windows 8.1 Pro, ready for connectivity the likes of which we’ve never seen in a tablet before.

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Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit demands to be considered a wearable

Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit demands to be considered a wearable

Alcatel certainly knows what a proper wearable device is - the company's BOOMBand fitness tracker proves that - but it's also hoping you'll believe its justifications why strapping a small smartphone to your arm can be considered "wearable tech" too. Launched at MWC 2014 today, the Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit is a 2.8-inch budget Android phone; where once that would just mean a play for the cheap end of the market, Alcatel is now trying to spin it as part of the fashionable wearable trend.

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