MWC 2012

HTC increasing Tegra 3 focus as mobile stakes rise

HTC increasing Tegra 3 focus as mobile stakes rise

HTC's increasing reluctance to commit solely to Qualcomm chipsets in its devices and instead look to NVIDIA and others is gaining momentum, with further signs that Tegra 3 is set to feature in HTC devices in the first half of this year. Shipments of the quad-core chip are tipped to explode in early 2012, DigiTimes' sources claim, with "increasing cooperation with NVIDIA" expected to result in a Tegra 3 based HTC Edge and likely more.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 8, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 8, 2012

Zdravstvuj everyone! Especially our Russian friends. Yes, that weird word at the beginning of this post is "hello" in Russian, and is the perfect segue into our first story on today's evening wrap-up: Siri may get Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Russian language support in March. As we all know, Siri won't rest until she's taken over the entire world. That's something to worry about, but luckily the privacy issues people had with the iPhone's Path won't be. A Path update went live today to try to resolve the problem.

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Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview announced for MWC 2012

Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview announced for MWC 2012

The consumer version of Microsoft's newest hero system Windows 8 will be previewed this year in Spain at Mobile World Congress 2012. We've been invited to the event, it taking place on the 29th of February at 3PM local time and will be bringing you all the action we can capture as it happens. This Consumer preview will likely let us know exactly what we'll be looking at in the release for Windows 8 to the broader market early this year, hopefully inside the end of February or soon after.

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Samsung plays MWC low-key: No press conference planned

Samsung plays MWC low-key: No press conference planned

Samsung has confirmed that not only will the company's much-anticipated Galaxy S III not be making its debut at Mobile World Congress this month, but that the Korean firm has no press conference planned at the Barcelona show whatsoever. Despite high-profile and expensive launches in previous years, Samsung is playing the 2012 show low-key it confirmed to PCMag, though new products are expected to be revealed.

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Sony to debut new Xperia phones at Mobile World Congress

Sony to debut new Xperia phones at Mobile World Congress

If you bought a phone at a SonyStyle store last year, it was most likely a Sony Ericsson Xperia phone. The Xperia name is trying to join the ranks of Evo, Droid, and Razr in the world of high-value Android brands. Later this month, we'll see a whole new slate of Sony Xperia devices when they're on display at the Mobile World Congress in Spain. Wait; did you catch the big difference in what we just wrote? It's "Sony Xperia," not "Sony Ericsson Xperia."

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HTC forms Studio for Hero Device makeover

HTC forms Studio for Hero Device makeover

HTC has formed a new Studio division to helm its "Hero Device" strategy for 2012, reporting directly to CEO Peter Chou and comprising design, engineering and software specialists with a relatively blank slate on components. Revealed by chief financial officer Winston Yung during HTC's financial results call yesterday, Unwired View reports, the Studio could well look beyond the company's current chipset relationship with Qualcomm, among other changes. Yung had conceded that HTC's 2011 range fell short, with LTE devices proving oversized and under-performing on battery life.

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Samsung March 22 event smells of Galaxy S III reveal

Samsung March 22 event smells of Galaxy S III reveal

We already know that Samsung won't be showing off its newest Galaxy S-numbered phone at the hyped Mobile World Congress (MWC) later this month. The MWC, which takes place in Spain, will play host to a number of other Samsung announcements, but the company wanted to make the Galaxy S III something that was reserved for a more exclusive event. Now, it looks like that even will also be held in Europe and will happen on March 22.

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Samsung Galaxy ICS smartphone press photo leak faked

Samsung Galaxy ICS smartphone press photo leak faked

Today a photo of a seemingly brand new smartphone from Samsung running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and teasing a Mobile World Congress 2012 release has been leaked. This photos is fake, and here's why: the pixels simply do not line up. As our friend Michael Crider from Android Community makes clear, there's not only Photoshop related breaks in the reality of this image, there's clues in the code we know to be true that cuts down the legitimacy of this beast as well.

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Samsung ‘Galaxy S II Plus’ may be on the way

Samsung ‘Galaxy S II Plus’ may be on the way

Samsung might be taking a page out of the Apple playbook and preparing to launch a smartphone that falls in between the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy S III. What will potentially be called the "Galaxy S II Plus" has appeared in a benchmark database, An3DBenchXL. This could be the reason why the manufacturer revealed it would not be displaying the SIII at this month's Mobile World Congress.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S III pre-June reveal confirmed but MWC no-show

Samsung Galaxy S III pre-June reveal confirmed but MWC no-show

Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S III will not make its debut at Mobile World Congress 2012 later this month, with Galaxy S II follow-up expected to launch at an independent event sometime in the first half of the year. The later reveal will be "closer to commercial availability of the product" Samsung told TechRadar, fitting in with earlier rumors that despite the company's intention to bring the smartphone to MWC, that launch had been delayed.

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