MWC 2011

HTC Sense updated: High-res display support, more

HTC Sense updated: High-res display support, more

HTC has announced a new version of HTC Sense for superphones, with portrait and landscape orientation support, and specially coded for high-resolution displays like the 1024 x 600 panel on the HTC Flyer. It's part of what CEO Peter Chou describes as a transition in the mobile market to expected smartphone features: "nice-to-have has turned into must-have" he suggested at the tablet's launch.

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HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa Facebook Phones debut

HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa Facebook Phones debut

HTC has announced a pair of Facebook phones at MWC 2011, two affordable Android devices with a focus on social networking. The first of the pair is the HTC ChaCha, a physical QWERTY handset paired with a 2.6-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen, followed by the HTC Salsa, an all-touch version with a 3.4-inch touchscreen. Both the ChaCha and Salsa have a dedicated Facebook button, hard-coded to instantly share content like photos, music links or Facebook Places location links.

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HTC Flyer tablet official

HTC Flyer tablet official

We were expecting an HTC tablet at MWC 2011, and boy has the company delivered. The HTC Flyer is a 7-inch Android slate based on a 1.5GHz Qualcomm single-core processor running Android 2.4 Gingerbread, with a new, refreshed version of HTC Sense. Oh, and just to really stir things up, it has a stylus.

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HTC Incredible S official

HTC Incredible S official

HTC's Verizon DROID Incredible has spawned a European version, the HTC Incredible S, now packing a GSM radio into its unusually angular casing. HTC describes the style as "inside out" design, though what's really on the inside is a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 single-core processor. Unusually, despite HTC claiming that the Incredible S will be positioned as an Android enthusiast's device, it will actually launch with 2.2 Froyo.

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HTC Desire S official

HTC Desire S official

HTC has announced the HTC Desire S, the successor to its wildly popular Desire smartphone. Set to go on sale in mid-Q2, the Desire S keeps the 1GHz processor of the original - now Qualcomm's single-core Snapdragon MSM8255 - and 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen, but adopts HTC's unibody styling and gets Android 2.4 Gingerbread.

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HTC Wildfire S official

HTC Wildfire S official

The HTC Wildfire S has made its official debut, the updated version of HTC's entry-level Android smartphone. Now running Android 2.4 Gingerbread, the Wildfire S loses some of its predecessor's bulk - as well as the optical trackpad - but gains a new, HVGA display that should boost compatibility with apps in the Android Market.

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MeeGo Preview At MWC 2011 Disappoints

MeeGo Preview At MWC 2011 Disappoints

Intel previewed MeeGo at MWC 2011 today and to say that industry bloggers were less than impressed would be an understatement. MeeGo is a collaboration between Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo, an announcement the two companies made just one year ago from the stages of MWC 2010 in Barcelona. Almost exactly one year later, Meego has developed very little and the future of Nokia has changed quite a lot.

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Windows Phone 7 Major Update To Include Multitasking And IE9

Windows Phone 7 Major Update To Include Multitasking And IE9

Microsoft just announced at the MWC today what lies ahead for Windows Phone 7. Several new features are scheduled for an update due out in the first two weeks of March while several other major features should be updated by the second half of this year.

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Qualcomm Makes a Slew of Announcements at MWC 2011

Qualcomm Makes a Slew of Announcements at MWC 2011

SlashGear is live at MWC 2011 in Barcelona, where Qualcomm just released a series of announcements about new product releases, including Quad-Core Snapdragon for Next-Gen Tablets, Next-generation Snapdragon Mobile Chipset, Commercial Availability of Gobi3000 Modules, Chipset with Support for Next-generation Release 9 HSPA+, New, Higher Speed LTE Devices, Netflix streaming on Android devices and much more. Continue after the cut to see the whole slew...

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Optimus 3D vs Optimus Tab: Not all HD 3D video is created equal

Optimus 3D vs Optimus Tab: Not all HD 3D video is created equal

When we caught up with LG earlier today, to check out the freshly announced Optimus 3D and Optimus Tab, we couldn't help but wonder about the discrepancy between the smartphone's 1080p Full HD 3D recording capabilities and the tablet's 720p HD 3D recording. Turns out, there's more to a 1GHz, dual-core chipset than just its ARM cores: the Optimus 3D's Texas Instruments OMAP4430 has native support for Full HD recording in 3D, while the NVIDIA Tegra 2 in the Tab doesn't.

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Acer Iconia Tab W500 tablet hands-on

Acer Iconia Tab W500 tablet hands-on

Acer's third tablet departs from the Iconia Tab A100 and A500 by virtue of its OS; rather than running Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the Acer Iconia Tab W500 gets Windows 7 instead. Powered by an AMD C-50 processor and AMD Radeon HD6250 graphics, the 10.1-inch multitouch slate comes with an optional docking keyboard for easier text entry.

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EPOS Ultrasonic Pen turns your table into a tablet [Video]

EPOS Ultrasonic Pen turns your table into a tablet [Video]

Texas Instrument's OMAP4 platform, star of MWC 2010, is now filtering out onto the market in devices like the LG Optimus 3D and BlackBerry PlayBook, but we're yet to see anything quite make the most of its hardware abilities. We caught up with EPOS, who have used the OMAP4's triple microphone array to develop an ultrasonic pen system that can track handwriting in the space a foot around a device.

Video demo after the cut

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