MWC 2009

Acer X960 VGA HSDPA smartphone leaks ahead of MWC

Acer X960 VGA HSDPA smartphone leaks ahead of MWC

As well as the Acer DX650, a second handset that the company intends to launch on February 16th has also leaked.  The Acer X960 lacks its sibling's dual-sided usability, but likely more than makes up for it with a 2.8-inch VGA 640 x 480 touchscreen, 3G HSDPA together with WiFi b/g, and a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash.

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Acer DX650 double-sided GPS smartphone leaks

Acer DX650 double-sided GPS smartphone leaks

The first of Acer's upcoming smartphones, tipped for launch at their MWC announcement next week, has leaked, and it's certainly an interesting looking device.  The Acer DX650 is a dual-sided Windows Mobile smartphone, with a traditional 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen on one side, and a full numeric keypad and 1.27-inch 128 x 96 monochrome OLED display on the reverse. 

More Acer DX650 images after the cut

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Garmin-ASUS reveal nuvifone G60 specs

Garmin-ASUS reveal nuvifone G60 specs

While the two facts we'd really like to know about the freshly-christened Garmin-ASUS nuvifone G60 - price and release date - are still a mystery, the pair of manufacturers are at least spilling a few more specification details before the handset goes on show at MWC next week.  As well as the 3.55-inch touchscreen and 3G HSDPA connectivity, we now hear the G60 will have a 3-megapixel camera with autofocus and geotagging, as with the nuvifone M20, together with internet-connected GPS navigation including turn-by-turn directions, preloaded maps for North America or Eastern and Western Europe, and automatic route recalculation.

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Modu unveil modular cellphone jackets, promise big MWC launch news

Modu unveil modular cellphone jackets, promise big MWC launch news

Modu have unveiled their first production handset range, each jacket using the company's compact modular mobile phone.  The central unit - which has 2GB of storage, a custom OS and GUI, and can be used on its own via a seven-key interface - can be slotted into a number of different housings; Modu's initial production jackets all resemble traditional cellphones, but the company is also promising more unusual designs such as the core device slotting into a car stereo or UMPC-style handheld.

 

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Nokia 5630 XpressMusic HD video demo

Nokia 5630 XpressMusic HD video demo

If the new Nokia 5630 XpressMusic has got you all worked up and eager for its Q2 launch, you'll be pleased to hear that Nokia have released an HD video of the handset in action.  The skinny little S60 candybar gets flipped about to show off its ports and dedicated media keys, then the new animated Contacts Bar gets a run-through.

Video demo after the cut

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More Windows Mobile 6.5 screenshots leak: bigger controls, new notifications

More Windows Mobile 6.5 screenshots leak: bigger controls, new notifications

More leaked Windows Mobile 6.5 screenshots in advance of the OS' expected launch at Mobile World Congress next week, this time courtesy of China.  While there's not a lot of difference between these and the previous batch, aside from this gallery being higher-resolution, it does show off the new, somewhat "glossy" direction Microsoft have taken the GUI.

Full gallery after the cut

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Nokia 5630 XpressMusic: PMP, N-Gage and S60 with HSPA

Nokia 5630 XpressMusic: PMP, N-Gage and S60 with HSPA

Nokia have unveiled their latest XpressMusic cellphone, the Nokia 5630, which will make its official debut at Mobile World Congress next week.  The compact candybar measures just 12mm thick and runs the S60 OS; Nokia include a 4GB microSD card in the box, and the 5630 has dedicated music control keys on the left-hand side, together with a standard 3.5mm headphone socket.

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Explay Colibri pico-projector module: 70-inch SVGA picture possible

Explay Colibri pico-projector module: 70-inch SVGA picture possible

Texas Instruments may have wowed at CES last month with their pico-projector modules, but they certainly won't have the whole market to themselves.   At Mobile World Congress next week, Explay will launch their Colibri mobile-projection module, a compact projector capable of creating a 70-inch image at VGA, WVGA or SVGA resolutions.

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Sony Ericsson Hikaru Walkman phone leaks: 8GB and 8MP camera

Sony Ericsson Hikaru Walkman phone leaks: 8GB and 8MP camera

Sony Ericsson will be announcing a new flagship Walkman cellphone at Mobile World Congress next week, which according to the Unofficial SE Blog will look pretty much like this mockup image.  Although exact cosmetic details aren't known, the new Sony Ericsson Hikaru will have a metal casing, slide-out numeric keypad and 8GB of internal storage

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Samsung Eltz S7220 leaks: 5MP AMOLED cameraphone

Samsung Eltz S7220 leaks: 5MP AMOLED cameraphone

If Samsung thought that confirming the odd handset would staunch the flow of pre-MWC leaks, they're sadly mistaken.  Next up is the Samsung Eltz S7220, a candybar-format mid-range device that continues the company's apparent trend of switching to AMOLED displays.

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Samsung UltraTOUCH S8300 AMOLED touchscreen 8MP slider announced

Samsung UltraTOUCH S8300 AMOLED touchscreen 8MP slider announced

Samsung have announced their latest cellphone, the UltraTOUCH S8300, complete with a 2.8-inch WQVGA AMOLED touchscreen, slide-out numeric keypad, 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and A-GPS, all in a chassis just 12.7mm thick.  In addition, the S8300 has 7.2Mbps HSDPA, a microSD slot happy with cards up to 16GB, and more video playback formats than you can shake a stick at.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 6 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 6 2009

Toshiba helped us kick off the week with the announcement of their new TG01 Windows Mobile smartphone: on paper it sounds perfect, with a high-res touchscreen, super-skinny body and all the wireless connectivity you could feasibly ask for, as well as being the first device to deliver NVIDIA's 1GHz Snapdragon chipset.  Check out our hands-on photos and video demos, as well as Toshiba's own GUI demo, and then try and explain to me why I still can't get as excited about the TG01 as I think I ought to be.

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