MWC 2010

Texas Instruments gesture recognition demo [Video]

Texas Instruments gesture recognition demo [Video]

It wasn't all OMAP4 overload at Texas Instruments' stand here at Mobile World Congress 2010; the company is also showing off its latest attempts at gesture recognition. TI reckons tomorrow's smartphones could better be controlled by single- or multiple- finger gestures performed in front of the handset, rather than multitouch limited to the display, and they've come up with a way to recognize 3D movements with a single, inexpensive webcam.

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Texas Instruments Blaze video demo

Texas Instruments Blaze video demo

Back when we gave you a sneak preview of Texas Instruments' OMAP4 developers device - since named the Blaze - what we really wanted to show you was video demo of its strutting its tri-display Full HD potential.  Unfortunately they weren't quite ready to go public with that, so we've had to wait until MWC 2010 this week.  While the next-gen chipset battle is nowhere near finished yet, it's certainly an exciting time for mobile devices; after the cut, the Blaze gets a video demo - including custom dual-screen Android - and TI tell us why not all ARM Cortex A8 cores are created equal.

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro hands-on

Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro hands-on

Sony Ericsson's Vivaz pro potentially has a tough sell on its hands: its XPERIA siblings, like the X10 and the new X10 mini and X10 mini pro, have an arguably more eye-catching OS in Android, and a more impressive UI in the form of Timescape and Mediascape.  In contrast, the Vivaz and Vivaz pro both get S60, albeit with a little of Sony Ericsson's own tweaking.  Hands-on, both devices feel lighter than they look, though on the downside we weren't entirely convinced by the quality of the plastics.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini & mini pro hands-on

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini & mini pro hands-on

Biggest surprise about the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini and X10 mini pro?  Just how small the new Android smartphones are in the plastic.  We grabbed some hands-on time with both earlier today, and while they don't have the original X10's eye-catching 4-inch display they go some way to making up for it with extreme pocket-friendliness.  Check out the live photos and video demos after the cut.

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HTC HD Mini Hands-on

HTC HD Mini Hands-on

While Android might have ruled the roost at HTC this morning, the Legend and Desire weren't the only new devices. The HTC HD mini is a compact, cheaper version of the HD2, running Windows Mobile 6.5.3; check out our first impressions and some hands-on photos and video after the cut.

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