MWC 2011

LG Optimus 3D official

LG Optimus 3D official

LG has officially announced the LG Optimus 3D, the company's 3D-capable smartphone based on a Texas Instruments 1GHz dual-core OMAP4 processor and a 5-megapixel dual-lens camera for 3D video capture. The Optimus 3D has an autostereoscopic 3D glasses-free display measuring in at 4.3-inches and WVGA resolution.

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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop at MWC 2011

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop at MWC 2011

All eyes have been on Nokia over the past few days, and SlashGear has just finished a sit-down session with CEO Stephen Elop to talk about the decision process the company has made over the past few months in switching to Windows Phone, the impact it sees on developers, users and other OEMs, and what the shift has done to the company's relationship with MeeGo. It's obviously an emotive topic; we've seen plenty of feedback from Nokia followers unhappy with the move, as well as Android fans who would have preferred to see Nokia hardware running Google's OS. Check out our interview report after the cut.

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Nokia in talks with Verizon over CDMA possibility; is “considering everything”

Nokia in talks with Verizon over CDMA possibility; is “considering everything”

Nokia has been in talks with Verizon Wireless in the US, CEO Stephen Elop has confirmed to us, and while the Finnish company has no plans to announce today, the possibility of CDMA devices is still on the table. Speaking in an interview with SlashGear at MWC 2011 today, Elop denied the long-standing belief that Nokia's relationships with the North American carriers were poor.

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Motorola debuts Pro smartphone at MWC 2011

Motorola debuts Pro smartphone at MWC 2011

MWC 2011 is underway and Motorola has made its first announcement of the show with the unveiling of the Motorola Pro smartphone. The smartphone will head to Europe to start with and there is no word on US availability at this time. The smartphone runs Android 2.2 and has lots of features for the business user and for the consumer.

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Nokia CEO: Microsoft decision made the night before; Intel knew prior to event

Nokia CEO: Microsoft decision made the night before; Intel knew prior to event

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has revealed that the company's board only settled on adopting Windows Phone and a Microsoft partnership the night before the Friday announcement last week, a last-minute decision that hugely impacts the future of the Finnish company moving forward. Speaking to SlashGear at Mobile World Congress 2011 this week, Elop confirmed that Android - and sticking with the Symbian and MeeGo roadmaps - had remained on the table up until the last minute, with the chief executive having to make a number of calls, including to Intel's Paul Otellini, in the few hours between the board's decision and the London event.

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LG Optimus Pad gets official

LG Optimus Pad gets official

LG has officially announced the LG Optimus Pad, in effect the T-Mobile G-Slate for the non-US audience. Based on the same 8.9-inch 1280 x 768 display and dual-core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, the Optimus Pad has a 3D camera array on the rear for recording 3D video, which can then be played back on 3D HDTVs via HDMI or uploaded to YouTube 3D.

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Samsung Galaxy S II hands-on [Video]

Samsung Galaxy S II hands-on [Video]

The Samsung Galaxy S II has a lot to live up to. Its predecessor, the Galaxy S, took the top spot for Android devices in the US, was picked up by most carriers, and helped push Samsung to all-time record revenues in 2010. Thankfully, Samsung hasn't taken the easy route and given the Galaxy S II a simple polish; instead, the new smartphone is a hugely impressive powerhouse. More hands-on feedback after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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