MWC 2009

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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Garmin-ASUS nuvifone G60 and M20 hands-on

Garmin-ASUS nuvifone G60 and M20 hands-on

We stopped by to check out the latest fruits of the Garmin-ASUS partnership today at Mobile World Congress, in the shape of the new nuvifone M20 and the latest iteration of the nuvifone G60.  The latter, although we've seen it several times before, still manages to impress: that's primarily thanks to the user-interface, which is GPS-focused enough to truly feel like a real PND/smartphone hybrid.

More hands-on shots of the G60 and M20 - plus hands-on feedback - after the cut

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Samsung UltraTOUCH and BEAT DJ hands on

Samsung UltraTOUCH and BEAT DJ hands on

We grabbed some hands-on time with Samsung's new UltraTOUCH flagship feature phone and the BEAT DJ music phone today, and there's some seriously impressive AMOLED action going on in both devices.  The UltraTOUCH S8300 looks pretty certain to be a hit in Europe, where it will go on sale as the Tocco Ultra Edition.  TouchWiz may be on top of Samsung's generic own-brand OS, but it's reasonably responsive and the whole thing feels sturdy and solid in the hand, despite the slender dimensions.

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Microsoft announce Windows Phone 6.5, My Phone and Marketplace

Microsoft announce Windows Phone 6.5, My Phone and Marketplace

No great surprise, but Microsoft's Steve Ballmer has officially announced the latest version of Windows Mobile, version 6.5, today at Mobile World Congress, complete with a new name: Windows Phones.  The newest version of the platform, as we've already seen in leaked screenshots, introduces a honeycomb launcher GUI which can be organized with often-used applications to the top of the screen, has customizable widgets and improved browsing via Internet Explorer Mobile 6.5 with the same browser engine as IE on the desktop.

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Samsung Press Conference wrap-up

Samsung Press Conference wrap-up

Samsung today announced three new touchscreen devices, the UltraTOUCH S8300, Omnia HD and The Beat Edition, under the strapline "A Mobile to touch every lifestyle".  Samsung expect 2009 to be the year of the full touchscreen device, and as such the three new handsets address very different demographics.  The UltraTOUCH is a slick feature-phone with a slender slider form-factor, the Omnia a powerful Windows Mobile smartphone based on the existing device of the same name, but new HD capabilities, and The Beat Edition, a music-centric handset with DJ-style controls and functionality

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