MWC 2013

ASUS FonePad hands-on

ASUS FonePad hands-on

We've already seen a 7-inch tablet from ASUS in the past, known as the Nexus 7, but the company is going completely solo with their latest 7-incher called the FonePad. ASUS announced the new tablet today at Mobile World Congress here in Barcelona, and now we've got our own hands on the new slate to see what's new.

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ASUS Padfone Infinity hands-on

ASUS Padfone Infinity hands-on

This week we've gotten the opportunity to have a peek at the ASUS Padfone Infinity, the newest and by far most powerful iteration of this concept the company has yet delivered. This device is about to be a rather large blip on the Android radar around the world as it brings both an ultra-powerful processor to the tablet/phone crossover universe and offers a rather enticing package at a rather low price. Have a peek at this machine - or these machines, rather, in the experience we've prepared for you here.

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ASUS Fonepad revealed – Nexus 7-sized phone functionality onboard

ASUS Fonepad revealed – Nexus 7-sized phone functionality onboard

This week in addition to revealing the Padfone Infinity, ASUS has revealed the fonepad - a 7-inch tablet, that is. This device is not just a tablet though, it works with phone connectivity as well. This device looks extremely similar to the ASUS-made Google Nexus 7, this time a bit thinner, titanium gray and champagne gold, and working with a back-facing camera. This device was introduced with a completely straight face, one that's approximately the same size as the tablet that you'll be speaking into - soon!

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ASUS Padfone Infinity revealed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600

ASUS Padfone Infinity revealed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600

This week the folks at ASUS showed a brand new iteration of the Padfone - this time titled the Padfone Infinity. This next-generation dual-purpose device works as a phone and a tablet, with the phone plugging in to the tablet as a docking station. This version of the device - the phone part, that is, works with a 5-inch Full HD display at 1920 x 1080 resolution, that being 441 PPI - "better than the retina display" as ASUS made clear.

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z hands-on: Slim is in

Sony Xperia Tablet Z hands-on: Slim is in

Sony's track record with tablets has been mixed, but the Xperia Tablet Z is undoubtedly the company's best play for the slate market so far. Slotting a bright, colorful 10.1-inch display running at a hefty 1920 x 1200 resolution into a waifishly-appealing 6.9mm thick chassis, the Xperia Tablet Z borrows its smartphone sibling's water resistance, meaning that while you might not be able to take it into the shower, it can at least hold up to random splashes poolside.

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Intel launches dual-core Atom processor platform formerly known as Clover Trail+

Intel launches dual-core Atom processor platform formerly known as Clover Trail+

Intel has officially launched its new dual-core Atom processor-based platform that was formerly known as Clover Trail+. The new platform has officially launched at Mobile World Congress 2013 and will be featured in a range of new products, ecosystems, and other platforms including Android tablets. The new platform promises significantly improved power consumption among other features.

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GM confirms in-vehicle 4G LTE as soon as 2014

GM confirms in-vehicle 4G LTE as soon as 2014

This week General Motors Vice Chairman Steve Girsky has let it be known that they're bringing 4G LTE connectivity to their vehicles as early as next year. This connectivity will be fully built-in to the vehicle itself - it's been made clear that it wont be brought in, and it wont be based on your smartphone. This solution will be coming to every brand from GMC to Chevy to Opel, and will bring such fabulous connectivity options as the vehicle itself acting as mobile hotspot for your tablet.

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LG acquires WebOS from HP

LG acquires WebOS from HP

It was only a few years ago that a lot of people hoped Palm's WebOS would be the next big thing in the smartphone market. Unfortunately, the operating system proved to be unpopular and HP eventually purchased Palm and the operating system with big plans of building tablets powered by WebOS. The tablets proved unpopular leaving HP with a huge amount of money spent on Palm and very little return on that investment.

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Shazam passes 300 million global users and shows off new apps

Shazam passes 300 million global users and shows off new apps

Shazam calls itself a media engagement company, but it's more like a social network for music and television fans making it easy to identify new content. The service allows fans to see what TV shows and music people are tagging and a lot more. The service is taking the time to brag that it has passed 300 million global users and that it will be unveiling a new version of its software for iPad and Android tablets.

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