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Huawei Ascend D Quad and D Quad XL get official with custom quad-core processor

Huawei Ascend D Quad and D Quad XL get official with custom quad-core processor

Chinese manufacturer Huawei intends to stake its high-end claim at Mobile World Congress 2012, and they're off to a good start. The previously indicated Diamond line of devices will begin with the Ascend D Quad, featuring Huawei's very own ARM-based quad-core processor, the K3V2. We had expected them to rely on Nvidia's Tegra 3 architecture, but it looks like they're keeping it in the family. The company claims that this bit of 1.5ghz silicon helps it perform 49% faster than conventional devices (making it the "world's fastest smartphone") while improving battery life. Other major specifications include a 4.5-inch 720p touchscreen and Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Huawei to debut new Ascend D1 Q and 10-inch MediaPad at MWC

Huawei to debut new Ascend D1 Q and 10-inch MediaPad at MWC

Huawei is set to rollout new products a Mobile World Congress when the show kicks off. Some of the new products debuting will be in the company's new Diamond line of devices. All the products are expected to run Android 4.0. The new products will include a 10-inch MediaPad tablet, which is a follow-up to the original 7-inch tablet, and the company will also unveil the Ascend D1 Q.

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CES 2012 Smartphone Round-Up

CES 2012 Smartphone Round-Up

If Ultrabooks have been one of the key themes at CES 2012 this week, then smartphones have to be close behind: Motorola, Samsung, Sony and more have all rolled out new handsets to whet our cellular appetites. AT&T has pushed ahead with its eight-strong LTE range, including Nokia's first 4G Windows Phone, while Intel has also staged its long-awaited push into smartphones. It's enough to give anyone a headache, so read on for the SlashGear CES 2012 smartphone round-up.

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Huawei MediaPad joins ranks of officially licensed ICS machines

Huawei MediaPad joins ranks of officially licensed ICS machines

Though we now know that the first ever officially Google licensed Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet is ASUS' Transformer Prime, there's certainly going to be a list of incoming tablets sooner than later with that same certification - Huawei's MediaPad has just been announced to be another of those devices. This tablet has been previously announced, but now it'll be pre-loaded with the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. This is the latest version of the MediaPad, then there's also the Color Series which come in shadow black, classic brown, and passion pink.

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Huawei Ascend P LTE, hands-on

Huawei Ascend P LTE, hands-on

We were here at the Huawei booth and noticed the latest version of their Ascend line of phones. The Ascend P LTE looks strikingly similar to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and even runs an untouched version of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The OS was still pretty buggy, but it was definitely not a letdown.

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Huawei Ascend P1 S and P1 hands-on

Huawei Ascend P1 S and P1 hands-on

This week the folks at Huawei have dropped a bomb: they've got the new "world's thinnest" in smartphones with the Huawei Ascend P1 S - and we've got a hands-on look at both it and its slightly heavier brother, the P1 (with no S). These devices are, as they've told us at Pepcom, essentially the exact same as one another except for their size and price. The P1 S will cost slightly more than the P1 and is just a tiny bit thinner. Both models also run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a special "3D" home screen launcher working here in the demo units.

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Huawei Ascend P1 S revealed as world’s slimmest Android

Huawei Ascend P1 S revealed as world’s slimmest Android

The folks at Huawei are coming at the world of mobile strong this week with the Huawei Ascend P1 S, a device which they first and foremost tout as the world's slimmest Android smartphone. This device is 6.68 mm thick, has a fabulous 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD 960 x 540 pixel touchscreen, and has a Gorilla Glass panel on the front - the first panel, not the Gorilla Glass 2 revealed this week as well. Inside you'll find a dual-core TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 CPU at 1.5 GHz and outside a lovely pink back.

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