MWC 2011

Samsung Dumping Own Processors in Future Super Phones?

Samsung Dumping Own Processors in Future Super Phones?

Yesterday Samsung announced that their latest tablet the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be running NVIDIA's dual core Tegra 2 processor.  However at the bottom of the press release we observed an interesting concluding point. The last line of the joint company press release states:

" The companies are also partnering to bring a new Android-based super phone with a dual-core CPU to consumers, for never-before-seen experiences."

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LG Partners with YouTube 3D

LG Partners with YouTube 3D

LG announced at their press conference this morning here at Mobile World Congress 2011 their new Optimus 3D smart phone.  This device's claim to fame is that it can capture and play back 3D content without the need of 3D glasses.   They also announced a partnership with YouTube's 3D channel for easy upload and sharing of captured 3D content from the Optimus 3D directly to YouTube's dedicated 3D channel.

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LG Optimus 3D hands-on [Video]

LG Optimus 3D hands-on [Video]

LG is the first to admit its 2010 range of devices wasn't exactly the most inspiring; as the company said to us at MWC 2011 today, "we sat there and watched our rivals bring out smartphone after smartphone." For 2011 the Korean company's plans are far more ambitious, hence the LG Optimus 3D and the play for the nascent 3D smartphone market. Hands-on impressions after the cut.

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MWC 2011: SwissQual’s Diversity Ranger is the Backpack of the Future

MWC 2011: SwissQual’s Diversity Ranger is the Backpack of the Future

Looking to do some network benchmarking in the Swiss Alps? Want to test which wireless network gets the best signal in isolated volcano islands? Probably not. But it's nice to know the option exists. After a few hours of playing with tablets and playing with more tablets, I decided to drop by SwissQual's booth to see just how tough their new Diversity Ranger network benchmarking pack was.

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Acer Iconia Smart hands-on [Video]

Acer Iconia Smart hands-on [Video]

When does a phone become a tablet? The Dell Streak 5 blurred the boundaries with its 5-inch WVGA display, and now the Acer Iconia Smart is doing its part to make categorisation complicated with its 4.8-inch, 21:9 aspect smartphone. Powered by Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon and Android Gingerbread, the Iconia Smart seems almost tailor-made for web addicts with long, narrow pockets.

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