MWC 2012

HTC One X full specs and dual-shutter camera details leak

HTC One X full specs and dual-shutter camera details leak

We are merely days away from finding out everything HTC has to offer from Mobile World Congress and the leaks are coming in full steam. Thanks to the online retailer FullGSM we now can basically confirm many of the rumors that have previously been heard. Talks of a special dual-shutter camera, confirmation of the quad-core Tegra 3 and more. Read on for the full rundown.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 24, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 24, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone. We made it to the end of yet another work week, and now it's time to check back on what made news on this day in tech. For starters, Google made a big splash when it announced it will bring "Do Not Track" functionality to Chrome. On a less surprising note, HP has confirmed it will be bringing a Windows 8 tablet to market this year, after the highly bungled webOS platform was officially chopped from the company's tablet portfolio.

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Google prepares for another giant Android showing at MWC

Google prepares for another giant Android showing at MWC

Jumping off from last year's great success at Mobile World Congress 2011, Google is once again preparing the "Google Pod" for Android goodness at the 2012 edition of the Barcelona-based show. What we saw last year amazed and dazed the masses, showing Android to be not just a force to be reckoned with in the greater mobile market, but a completely fun and enjoyable brand to engage with on a larger-than-life level as well. This year's Google Pod will once again be featuring gigantic Android statues, a fully functional elbow slide, and what we've yet to confirm is more Android-treat-flavored smoothies, not to mention a full showing of everything Android has to offer to the world of mobile.

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NVIDIA Icera Modem detailed with voice-over-LTE and gaming

NVIDIA Icera Modem detailed with voice-over-LTE and gaming

The folks at NVIDIA are coming in hot with not only information about the soon to be released quad-core smartphones on the block, the first on earth of course, but with LTE and their own Icera modems as well! Mobile World Congress 2012 is right around the corner, and NVIDIA is showing off how fabulous their showing is going to be at the world's largest mobile-based convention of the year - right here with Icera! In their latest update, they've detailed not only Voice over LTE with Icera, but LTE gaming as well.

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ASUS tease color combinations for tablets at MWC 2012

ASUS tease color combinations for tablets at MWC 2012

There's another brand new teaser video in town this week, coming from ASUS with three colors in mind: Red, White, and Blue, painted right over the tablet landscape. Here's what we're figuring, given the information we have so far: this teaser is for the PadFone. Thus far we've gotten one teaser called "Divided We Stand" complete with some Russian nesting dolls, then we got a "Twice the Pixels, Twice the Fun" teaser which showed how if you put a bunch of rubber balls in a bin, they look better if there's more of them, now we get this. This teaser has three colors on a pallet, a painter smooshing one of them and stamping out a masterpiece on canvas.

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Acer Liquid Glow packs ICS and NFC

Acer Liquid Glow packs ICS and NFC

Acer has outed its latest smartphone, the Acer Liquid Glow, a 3.7-inch Ice Cream Sandwich handset which follows the Galaxy Nexus' example and includes NFC support. Set to make its official debut at Mobile World Congress next week, the Liquid Glow has a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, though full specifications are not yet clear.

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ViewSonic follows Apple’s lead with MWC phones & tablets

ViewSonic follows Apple’s lead with MWC phones & tablets

ViewSonic has outed its Mobile World Congress line-up of smartphones and tablets, and with the Android-powered ViewPhone 4s running a 3.5-inch 960 x 640 display it's clear the iPhone 4S is the company's key target. The ViewPhone 4s matches Apple's smartphone with a 326ppi IPS display, but squeezes in twin SIMs and a copy of Ice Cream Sandwich, along with a 5-megapixel camera and a front-facing VGA webcam. It's not the only new ViewSonic device, though; read on for more.

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Sony may unveil Windows Phone device at MWC

Sony may unveil Windows Phone device at MWC

There's no shortage of things to be on the lookout for at next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but one thing most people haven't been talking about is that an important company might be taking a walk on the Windows Phone side even though it has been a staunch Android supporter so far. The idea of a Windows Phone-powered Sony phone first came to light when a supposed picture was leaked.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 23, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 23, 2012

Happy Thursday everyone. The week's almost over, and we know what that means - Mobile World Congress is almost here. In our growing list of stories about what to expect about next week's big mobile trade show, we add news of Samsung teasing Exynos quadcore mobile chips and even found an entire MWC catalog from LG, showing off everything the company plans to display at the event. As always, stay tuned right here for the latest MWC news as it happens. There was, of course, other stuff that made news today. Read on for more.

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LG teaming with Mozilla’s Boot2Gecko mobile OS for device release

LG teaming with Mozilla’s Boot2Gecko mobile OS for device release

It appears that this year will be no exception to the rule that Mobile World Congress is one of the biggest venues for device releases all year long, and today's announcements are certainly not lacking in the LG department. The manufacturer behind such future products as the LG Optimus Vu and Optimus 3D Cube are being reported today to be amongst Mozilla's launch partners for their own web-based mobile operating system Boot2Gecko. This system is the same one we gave a very alpha hands-on to earlier this month - and the idea that it'd be ready to launch this year is, for lack of a better word, unbelievable.

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