MWC 2009

Microsoft My Phone, aka SkyBox online backup, launches

Microsoft My Phone, aka SkyBox online backup, launches

It looks as though Microsoft have prematurely launched their mobile backup service, codenamed SkyBox, an announcement of which is expected at Mobile World Congress later this month.  Now named My Phone, though found at getskybox.com, the beta service promises 200MB of storage for contacts, calendar appointments, tasks, photos, videos, text messages, music and documents, via an on-phone sync app.

 

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Samsung MWC details leak: 12MP feature-phone, Android device & 16GB Omnia

Samsung MWC details leak: 12MP feature-phone, Android device & 16GB Omnia

Earlier today, Samsung's upcoming 12-megapixel handset was first tipped for Mobile World Congress.  Now, trusted Dutch source GSM Helpdesk are confirming the rumors, as well as offering more information on the optical zoom model believed to be using Samsung's existing 8-megapixel sensor.  They also claim that Samsung will announce their first Android device in the next two weeks.  Plus, courtesy of Windows Mobile Italy, we have the first batch of images of the new 16GB Samsung Omnia.

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Samsung 12-megapixel cameraphone tipped for MWC

Samsung 12-megapixel cameraphone tipped for MWC

Samsung are set to launch a 12-megapixel cameraphone at Mobile World Congress this month, with mass production kicking off before the end of February in preparation for an initially European launch.  That's according to the latest rumors from Korea, which suggest that Samsung plan to follow up their 8-megapixel INNOV8 (seen here with some topical Photoshopping) with the world's first shipping 12-megapixel handset.

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Acer Smartphone announcement on February 16th

Acer Smartphone announcement on February 16th

Acer have been clucking away about their upcoming smartphone for some time now, so it comes as no surprise that the company is planning the big unveil at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.  Details on the device itself are scant, but we do now know to expect it on February 16th.  SlashGear will be at MWC and you can bet we'll be bringing you all the details from Acer's launch.

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First Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphones expected Q3 2009?

First Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphones expected Q3 2009?

The rumor that Microsoft is planning to announce Windows Mobile 6.5 at Mobile World Congress in February is looking even more likely, with word coming from Taiwanese handset manufacturers that, following the launch, the OS will be released in mid-2009.  The first devices running WM6.5 will be launched in Q3 2009, the sources continue, but the majority of the new range will not be available until Q4, in time for the holiday shopping season.

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Microsoft cloud-backup & download store launch at MWC? GUI leaks claimed authentic

Microsoft cloud-backup & download store launch at MWC? GUI leaks claimed authentic

We expected Mobile World Congress next month to be dominated by the Palm Pre, but Microsoft could be planning a few headline-grabbing announcements of their own.  According to Neowin, three new Microsoft mobile services are slated for launch, together with the official unveil of Windows Mobile 6.5.  They also suggest that the leaked GUI screenshots first spotted last November are authentic concept shots for the new WM6.5 honeycomb web start menu.

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