MWC 2012

Nokia Lumia 610 official

Nokia Lumia 610 official

Nokia has announced its cheapest Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 610, complete with the new Nokia Transport app. The smaller phone has public transport information for 500 cities in 46 countries, including step by step directions to the nearest station.

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Nokia Asha 202, 203 and 302 official

Nokia Asha 202, 203 and 302 official

Nokia has expanded its entry-level Asha range, with three S40 new models at MWC 2012. The Nokia Asha 202, 203 and 302 are all targeted at developing markets or basic users, with the Asha 202 having dual-SIMs and the 203 a single SIM; both have a touchscreen. The Asha 302, meanwhile, has a full QWERTY keyboard.

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Stephen Elop: “We have changed the clock speed of Nokia”

Stephen Elop: “We have changed the clock speed of Nokia”

Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop has taken the stage at Mobile World Congress and he's pretty proud of himself and what the Finnish company has evolved into in the space of twelve months. "It's very clear that we have changed the clock speed of Nokia" Elop said, pointing out that at the show last week the company had no new devices but only its new strategy to discuss. Today, there are definitely new phones.

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AT&T’s HTC One X lost the Tegra 3 due to LTE incompatibility

AT&T’s HTC One X lost the Tegra 3 due to LTE incompatibility

Android enthusiasts have been drooling over the HTC One X for months, ever since it was leaked as the HTC Edge. A lot of that had to do with the inclusion of Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 platform; at the time, it was the only smartphone we knew of that would get the screaming silicon. So it's no surprise that AT&T customers were a little miffed to hear that the American version is going with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU instead. But before you start a signature campaign to bring the "real" one X to AT&T, you might want to read this: it was purely a technical limitation.

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HTC Mobile World Congress wrap-up

HTC Mobile World Congress wrap-up

LG and Samsung have been dropping pre-Mobile World Congress hints all of last week, but it would be hard to argue against the fact that HTC has owned the opening night of Mobile World Congress. Their three-pronged HTC One line isn't just a new series of phones, it's a dividing line for the the company, signifying the beginning of a more centralized strategy and (hopefully) a clean break from their rather disappointing second half of 2011. They're hitting the high, middle and low end of the smartphone market with three extremely targeted models, all sharing the same design DNA. Naturally, SlashGear was there to cover it all.

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Has HTC redeemed itself?

Has HTC redeemed itself?

HTC had a lot to prove at Mobile World Congress, and the first signs are promising. The HTC One X, One S and One V are each distinctive and thoughtful designs, with none of the embarrassed "me too" shuffling many of the company's 2011 phones suffered. "It's a new HTC" UK head of marketing James Atkins told us in a pre-MWC briefing with the new One Series handsets last week. "We asked ourselves, what can we do to engage with consumers?"

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