MWC 2012

LG Optimus LTE Tag pushes NFC

LG Optimus LTE Tag pushes NFC

LG has announced another new smartphone ahead of Mobile World Congress, the LG Optimus LTE Tag, to go with the LG Optimus Vu revealed over the weekend. A 4.3-inch Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone with a bright, 650 nits IPS LCD display and 1.2GHz dual-core processor, as the name suggests the Optimus LTE Tag prioritizes both 4G LTE connectivity and Near-Field Communication (NFC) with various sticky NFC labels used to switch the handset between different modes.

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ZTE PF200 and N910 LTE phones revealed

ZTE PF200 and N910 LTE phones revealed

ZTE has jumped the Mobile World Congress gun and unveiled two new Android 4.0 smartphones, the  PF200 and N910, each toting LTE and running at up to 1.5GHz. The ZTE PF200 is the company's new flagship, it seems, with a 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen, an 8-megapixel main camera and a 1080p Full HD capable front-facing camera. It also gets NFC and MHL-HDMI output. Going by ZTE's press shot, it looks like the company has reskinned Ice Cream Sandwich, too.

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LG Optimus Vu official: Galaxy Note gets competition

LG Optimus Vu official: Galaxy Note gets competition

LG has officially revealed its new 5-inch LG Optimus Vu smartphone/tablet hybrid, challenging Samsung's Galaxy Note with a stylus-enabled 1.5GHz dual-core LTE handset. Teased earlier this month - and now revealed a week ahead of MWC 2012 and its official official debut - the Optimus Vu mimics a mini-iPad with its 4:3 aspect 1024 x 768 screen; like the iPad it uses an IPS panel, too, here with 650 nits brightness. At launch, the Optimus Vu will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but LG is promising Ice Cream Sandwich within three months of that.

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SlashGear’s WIMM Spring Developers Project Update!

SlashGear’s WIMM Spring Developers Project Update!

This week and next we're running our Spring Developers Project with none other than WIMM and their WIMM One developer preview kits. This is the same kit we reviewed in full a few weeks ago, now here ready to distribute to you! All need in exchange is your awesome ideas for mini-apps for the future of this watchface-sized Android device! We've chosen several winners already and the project is set to continue through until right before the start of Mobile World Congress 2012 - check below to see our first winners and their awesome contributions!

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LG Miracle reported to have NFC support

LG Miracle reported to have NFC support

Even though Near Field Communication (NFC) is not currently a feature of Windows Phone Mango, there's a new report that suggests LG's upcoming Miracle handset will have NFC connectivity. The Miracle is one of the most anticipated Windows Phone offerings from LG and has previously been reported to have a rubberized case, a 5-megapixl rear camera, a front-facing VGA camera, and a 4-inch WVGA NOVA display. So far nothing official has been announced from LG.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 17, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 17, 2012

We did it, everyone. We made it to the end of yet another work week. And we know exactly what you want to do on a Friday night - catch up on all of today's tech news, right? Besides, there's always time to party later. Like the party Apple is sure to have when it hits 25 billion App Store downloads, a milestone that is very quickly approaching. And speaking of things in the future, Nevada has an eye on the future and has just approved self-driving cars in the state. So far it's basically just a new law for Google to play around.

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Mozilla to name Gecko partners this month

Mozilla to name Gecko partners this month

It seems that this Mobile World Congress is just getting better and better by the moment - this most recent announcement coming from Mozilla that they'll be naming partners for their mobile OS "Boot2Gecko" at the event in a bit over a week in Barcelona! We had out own hands-on with the user interface of B2G or simply "Gecko" yesterday, it appearing to us to be much more of an interesting concept than a final product at the moment. What we've got here is a web-based mobile operating system looking to take a piece of the mobile market with a service that can potentially work from any web browser on any device.

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Google Pod teased for MWC 2012 revival

Google Pod teased for MWC 2012 revival

One of the most awesome displays of power at last year's Mobile World Congress was Google's own Android setup, it being a vast room of gigantic robots, two levels of giant images of devices and Android characters having a wonderful time, and a conveyer belt of every Android device on the planet. This year it appears that they're rolling out the details piece by piece on a special MWC 2012 events page, complete with a countdown meter. Will we see the same massive set of preferred developers, free collectable pins, and Android version flavored smoothies? We certainly hope so!

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MWC 2012 public transport strike addressed by GSMA

MWC 2012 public transport strike addressed by GSMA

If you're one of the thousands of press and public heading to the Mobile World Congress 2012 event at the end of the month here in February, you may have heard of the planned Public Transport strikes that will be taking place. Today the folks at GSMA Mobile World Congress have released a statement assuring soon to be attending ladies and gentlemen that negotiations are currently taking place between government officials from the City of Barcelona, Catalonia Regional Government, Spanish Ministry of Industry, the Fira and the various police authorities as well as the GSMA senior executives themselves. These negotiations will, they hope, be resolved before the dates of the event: February 27th through the 1st of March.

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LG Fantasy or Miracle gets Tango hands-on

LG Fantasy or Miracle gets Tango hands-on

The next generation of Windows Phone devices appears to be soon approaching and with this glimpse of the device that may be called LG Fantasy or LG Miracle we get a look at the incremental software update known as Tango. What we've heard about Tango thus far appears to be true here: that it doesn't look all the different from Windows Phone Mango and that it'll work on devices with slightly lower specs than the highest breeds we've seen thus far. First head back to our newest notes on Tango, then head below to see the newest hands-on video straight out of Romania.

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