MWC 2009

$99 NVIDIA Tegra MIDs in development; Android ported to Tegra

$99 NVIDIA Tegra MIDs in development; Android ported to Tegra

NVIDIA's Tegra platform is no stranger to show floors, but since each iteration gets better - and, they promise, closer to an actual release - we still have a soft-spot for the HD-handling uber-chipset.  This time around, NVIDIA have upgraded it to full 1080p playback on a connected HDTV; on the show floor they had a big-screen Samsung LCD showing full HD footage from a capacitive touchscreen reference device.  It'll eventually find its way into a $99 MID, or at least that's the plan: NVIDIA claim their combination of high performance and low power demands, plus the prebuilt Windows CE interface, means vendors require less time and less money to develop production devices.

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UMID M1 MID hands-on: Video Demo

UMID M1 MID hands-on: Video Demo

We had a chance to spend some brief time with the UMID M1 MID at Mobile World Congress this week, courtesy of Intel's stand, and in the plastic it certainly does little to disappoint if it's a super-small full QWERTY notebook you're looking for.  One thing that was hammered home after some hands-on time: this is very much a niche product.

Photos and Video Demo of the UMID M1 MID after the cut

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LG LG-X120 HSPA netbook detailed

LG LG-X120 HSPA netbook detailed

As lime-green edged netbooks went, LG pretty much had the floor to itself at CES with the LG-X120, but its taken them this long to deliver some details along with the detailing.  We now know the 10-inch WSVGA netbook has the 1.6GHz N270 Intel Atom processor, paired with a 160GB hard-drive and, we assume, 1GB of RAM, together with integrated 3G HSPA.

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Nokia N86 8MP hands-on video demo

Nokia N86 8MP hands-on video demo

If Nokia are to be believed, their new N86 8MP is not just a S60 smartphone but a legitimate alternative to your digital camera.  SlashGear was invited to the official launch this morning at Mobile World Congress; you've already seen the photos and the specs, now we've got the hands-on video.

HTC Magic vs. iPhone 3G: plus HTC Magic live photos & video!

HTC Magic vs. iPhone 3G: plus HTC Magic live photos & video!

It's only hours since the HTC Magic's announcement, but we're sure there are plenty of people asking the obvious question: iPhone 3G or HTC Magic?  The T-Mobile G1 managed to circumnavigate too much comparison thanks to its hardware keyboard, still a sore spot among some Apple-fanciers, but the candybar totally-touchscreen HTC Magic will have no such escape.

Full comparison - plus Vodafone HTC Magic demo video and live photos after the cut

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Acer Tempo DX900, F900, M900 and X960 WM smartphones announced

Acer Tempo DX900, F900, M900 and X960 WM smartphones announced

Acer have announced four new Windows Mobile 6.1 devices here at Mobile World Congress, the Tempo series, which consists of the Temp DX900, Tempo M900, Tempo F900 and Tempo X960.  Each of the devices run Windows Mobile 6.1 (rather than WM6.5) and have touchscreens; the DX900 and X960 have 2.8-inch VGA panels, while the M900 and F900 have 3.8-inch WVGA panels.  All four have 3G HSDPA, while the DX900 throws in a second SIM card slot (GSM triband only).

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Dell smartphone plans confirmed, says AT&T CEO

Dell smartphone plans confirmed, says AT&T CEO

Dell is confirmed to be entering the smartphone market, after AT&T's CEO revealed the fact at a panel at Mobile World Congress this morning.  AT&T CEO Ralph De La Vega told delegates and press that "Dell announced they're entering the smart phone market" during a panel with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

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HTC Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 hands-on

HTC Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 hands-on

We caught up with HTC this morning to check out their new Windows Phones, the HTC Touch Diamond2 and the HTC Touch Pro2, as announced yesterday.  Say what you like about the Microsoft OS, HTC have put together a pair of slick handsets, taking the best of the original Diamond and Pro and packing in extra screen size, more sensible hardware controls and higher-capability media functionality.

Full hands-on gallery with both HTC handsets, the Touch Diamond2 and the Touch Pro2, after the cut

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Nokia N86 8MP announced: hands-on at MWC09

Nokia N86 8MP announced: hands-on at MWC09

Nokia today announced the N86 8MP, which as the name suggests is an 8-megapixel cameraphone.  It couples Carl Zeiss optics with triband 3G HSDPA/HSUPA, a 2.6-inch OLED display running at 240 x 320 QVGA resolution, and 8GB of onboard memory augmented with microSD cards.

Full Nokia N86 8MP gallery after the cut

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