MWC 2012

MWC 2012 Tablet Pre-Show Rundown

MWC 2012 Tablet Pre-Show Rundown

As we march closer and closer to the biggest all-mobile show of the year all the way over Barcelona, Spain, we've started to see the wave of tips, leaks, and previews roll in - and while our MWC 2012 Smartphone pre-show rundown may have more devices than we know what to do with already, tablets certainly wont be left out in the cold. What we've got for you here is a full rundown of everything we've heard that's worth mentioning on the tablet front - worth mentioning, of course, since there's nothing like a cheapo tablet to ruin your otherwise awesome trip to Spain!

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 22, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 22, 2012

Happy Wednesday everyone. I hope you're all doing well on this hump day. And even if you're not, we've got some interesting tech news to brighten up your day as always. Starting with this - WIMM One Micro app store beta opens today. And speaking of apps, and mobile stuff in general, you know what's right around the corner, right? Yep, it's the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. SlashGear will of course be there with the very latest, and ahead of next week's show, we've put together the MWC 2012 smartphone pre-show rundown.

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How Low Can Nokia Go?

How Low Can Nokia Go?

Nokia is ramping up for a far more interesting Mobile World Congress than in recent years: having opted out of a presence in 2011, rumors have it that the Finns have at least two new Windows Phones to bolster their range. After the original Lumia 800 and 710, and the imminent Lumia 900 headed to AT&T, we're also told to expect a new, higher-end device in the shape of a European 900 variant, along with an entry-level model that should cater to a more affordable price point. Question is, with Symbian's appeal souring ahead of schedule, has Nokia done enough to shave away smartphone pricing.

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MWC 2012 Smartphone Pre-Show Rundown

MWC 2012 Smartphone Pre-Show Rundown

This week we're getting one major influx of tips, previews, and leaks of information on the smartphone wave that's about to be crashing down upon us at Mobile World Congress 2012, and it's time you got a round-up! Everyone from Fujitsu to HTC and back to Nokia will be bringing some powerful combinations to the show, and with more cores, better resolution displays, and perhaps most exciting of all: much higher class cameras as well. This Spain adventure looks to be the best one yet - let's have at it!

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Fujitsu bringing the quad-core heat to Mobile World Congress

Fujitsu bringing the quad-core heat to Mobile World Congress

There's one gigantically powerful and ultra-enticing smartphone headed for Mobile World Congress from Fujitsu, and it comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor inside, right next to a tablet with no less than the same (minus the camera, of course)! These devices does not yet have a name, but according to Unwired View on the smartphone, they wont be anything to be scoffing at. With the onset of quad-core processors and the regular appearance of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich PLUS the coming of the 12+ megapixel camera on smartphones, have we suddenly decimated the relevance of all other smart devices from years past?

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ASUS Padfone release teased in MWC invite UPDATED with video!

ASUS Padfone release teased in MWC invite UPDATED with video!

It's less than a week now before we head to Barcelona to check out the biggest event of the year surrounding nothing but mobile and ASUS is bringing the heat with the Padfone! We've gotten a couple glimpses of this device in different iterations leading up to this event, and indeed across the ocean in the opposite direction they've had an older version of the device out for hands-on experience, but this is the upgrade. What we can expect is nothing less than a whole new set of hardware and perhaps an upgraded processor on the inside as well!

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Fujitsu Tegra 3 13.1MP Android phone incoming

Fujitsu Tegra 3 13.1MP Android phone incoming

Fujitsu promised us European smartphone flagships for Mobile World Congress next week, and according to the latest rumors we may well be wowed: there's reportedly a 4.6-inch Tegra 3 monster in store. The new Fujitsu will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on NVIDIA's quadcore processor, UnwiredView reports, as well as a whopping 13.1-megapixel camera that could potentially overshadow whatever high-resolution cellphone snapper Nokia is expected to unveil.

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NEC shows off three interesting Android devices

NEC shows off three interesting Android devices

We don't hear much from NEC here in the US on the tablet/smartphone front, but in Asia the company has several products that fall under those categories. Most of what we get from NEC in the US are projectors. NEC has unveiled three new Android 4.0 LTE handsets in Japan, and two of them look particularly interesting. Granted they're strapped with names that are odd to my ears. My favorite of the three products is called the Best Cloud Device.

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LG Optimus 3D Cube revealed and detailed

LG Optimus 3D Cube revealed and detailed

The next generation of 3D smartphones has begun to drop here just one year after we first saw similar devices drop at Mobile World Congress 2011. It appears that LG will be the first big manufacturer to come back swinging with a new Optimus 3D, this time called the LG Optimus 3D Cube complete with 3D video editing. At the moment it appears that this device is only set to be released in Korea, but afterwards we can expect this handset to hit at least one carrier here in the United States - bet on it!

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