MWC 2010

Acer neoTouch P300 & P400, beTouch E110 & E400 rock WinMo & Android

Acer neoTouch P300 & P400, beTouch E110 & E400 rock WinMo & Android

It's not just the Liquid e that Acer are bringing out here at MWC 2010; the company also have a number of other new Windows Mobile and Android devices to choose from.  The Acer neoTouch P300 and neoTouch P400 each run Windows Mobile 6.5.3, with the former having a 3.2-inch WQVGA touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard, while the Acer beTouch E110 and E400 run Android (1.5 Cupcake and 2.1 Eclair respectively) with the E110 having a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen and the E400 having a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen.

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Acer Liquid e Android phone

Acer Liquid e Android phone

The Acer Liquid e features latest Android 2.1 and powered by Qualcomm 8250 768 MHz Snapdragon processor, a 3.5” WVGA capacitive touchsceren, 1350 mAh Li-Po battery, 512 ROM and 256 RAM and 5MP autofocus camera. Check the full spec and feature list below. Pricing and release date is to be determined.

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Toshiba TG02 and QWERTY K01 pack 1GHz Snapdragon

Toshiba TG02 and QWERTY K01 pack 1GHz Snapdragon

Toshiba have outed two new smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2010, and as expected they follow on from their TG01 Snapdragon-based Windows Mobile handset.  The Toshiba TG02 is the most obvious successor, a 9.99mm-thick handset with an expansive 4.1-inch capacitive WVGA touchscreen and a 1GHz processor; the Toshiba K01, meanwhile, has the same 1GHz processor with a 4.1-inch OLED capacitive touchscreen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

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Nokia and Intel launch MeeGo: Moblin and Maemo merge

Nokia and Intel launch MeeGo: Moblin and Maemo merge

Nokia and Intel have announced a partnership to combine their mobile software platforms into one, MeeGo, which will be suitable for smartphones, MIDs, netbooks, smartbooks and other mobile devices.  The platform will be based on the best of the Moblin core OS, together with the best of Maemo, with the Qt app development platform on top, and offer access both to the Nokia Ovi Store and the Intel AppUp Center; applications downloaded will be compatible across mobile devices, whether a MeeGo smartphone or tablet.

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Notion Ink Adam Flash video demo

Notion Ink Adam Flash video demo

Mobile World Congress may have a cellular-focus, but that doesn't mean it's all about phones.  One of the more interesting devices SlashGear have been following this year is Notion Ink's Adam tablet, the Tegra-based Android touchscreen slate that promises to oust all thoughts of the iPad from your imagination, and they're quietly bringing their latest wares to the show.  They're latest prototype is still en-route from manufacturing, but to whet our appetite the company sent over some new video of Adam's rotating webcam and its Flash support.

Video demo after the cut

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Samsung Wave powered-by Bada OS featuring 3.3-inch Super AMOLED & Bluetooth 3.0

Samsung Wave powered-by Bada OS featuring 3.3-inch Super AMOLED & Bluetooth 3.0

Samsung’s very first Bada handset – the Wave (S8500) was announced earlier tonight. The Wave is one of the first handset feature Bluetooth 3.0. The 3.3-inch “Super AMOLED” display with 800x480 resolution doesn’t offer multitouch but instead a brighter, clearer and less reflective thanks to the OnCell technology. Samsung went the extra mile by adding mDNle (mobile Digital Natural Image engine) technology, which originated in Samsung’s LCD TV and LED TV.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini and X10 mini pro shrink Android

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini and X10 mini pro shrink Android

Remember Robyn, the compact version of Sony Ericsson's XPERIA X10 that we saw recently?  Well, the company has made it - the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini - official, along with a QWERTY-toting sibling, the XPERIA X10 mini pro.  Both smartphones run Android 1.6, complete with Sony Ericsson's Timescape and Mediascape apps, together with a 2.55-inch QVGA touchscreen and 3G models with both 900/2100 HSPA and 850/1900/2100 HSPA variants.

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro adds QWERTY, drops a few megapixels

Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro adds QWERTY, drops a few megapixels

Sony Ericsson have announced a QWERTY version of their Vivaz touchscreen S60 smartphone, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro.  Packing a 5.1-megapixel camera, 3.2-inch 360 x 640 touchscreen and a VGA output, the Vivaz pro also has a slide-out keyboard for speedier messaging.  Connectivity includes UMTS/HSPA (with both 900/2100 and 850/1900/2100 models planned), WiFi, Bluetooth, VGA TV output and a USB port, along with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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SlashGear at Mobile World Congress 2010

SlashGear at Mobile World Congress 2010

CES 2010 hardly seems past us, and the SlashGear team are already in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2010. Most of the key players in the cellphone industry are here - with some notable exceptions - and we're expecting big things from Notion Ink with their Adam Android tablet, Microsoft in the shape of Windows Phone 7, and HTC who have been leaking devices left, right and center in the run-up to the show.

We'll be delivering video, hands-on first impressions and editorials all week, and we'd love to hear your feedback.  You can follow all of our Mobile World Congress 2010 content using the MWC 2010 tag.

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