MWC 2013

Samsung to transfer Bada OS aspects to Tizen

Samsung to transfer Bada OS aspects to Tizen

Samsung is finally going to put the dying Bada OS to rest. It has been officially announced that the development for Bada OS will cease as Samsung puts all of its efforts into making Tizen OS a success. Some features from Bada OS will live on as Samsung plans on merging the best features in the OS into Tizen. Tizen will also have backwards compatibility with Bada OS apps on its platform, giving Tizen a bigger catalog to work with.

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Nokia NFC Wireless Charging Car Holder hands-on with Lumia 720

Nokia NFC Wireless Charging Car Holder hands-on with Lumia 720

This week we're having a look at a set of new Nokia devices, one of the most instantly appealing being the universal NFC Wireless Car Charger. This device is made to work with the Lumia lineup of Nokia devices first and foremost, of course, working with Qi standard wireless charging as well as embedded NFC to tell your device it's docked. When you do dock a device like the wireless charging-shell CC-3068-toting Lumia 720, you've got wireless charging, NFC-activated car mode, and a fully secure clamped-in setup. This lovely beast also has several features that allow you to use it with whatever smartphone you like.

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Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs proclaims Internet of Everything connected future

Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs proclaims Internet of Everything connected future

This week Qualcomm's CEO Dr. Paul E Jacobs let it be known that with AllJoyn technology and the company's dedication to open source development, their newly promised Internet of Everything would become a reality. This chat was had during the Mobile World Congress 2013 set of keynotes entitled Vertical Disruption and had Jacobs letting the world know that it wasn't a disruption he'd be talking about, it was a bit more positive angle on the whole situation. With the mobile universe advancing as it is today, Jacobs let it be known that wireless connectivity was in bloom, and AllJoyn was - and is - at the center of it all.

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ZTE Grand Memo hands-on

ZTE Grand Memo hands-on

ZTE has big screens on the brain, and the ZTE Grand Memo is no different, packing a sizable 5.7-inch panel into an Android hoping to find its way to your pocket. The Grand Memo - which, despite what the name might imply, doesn't have a stylus - certainly shouldn't lack in speed, thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. However, it's another example of an odd 720p trend: no 1080p display, here, with ZTE instead opting for 1280 x 720.

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ZTE applauds Qualcomm-toting Grand Memo greatness

ZTE applauds Qualcomm-toting Grand Memo greatness

This week the folks at ZTE have revealed four pillars for success, each of them pumped up for the ZTE Grand Memo, each of them powered by the first-ever integrated market-ready appearance of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC. These pillars ZTE speaks of this week are Slimness, Safety, Security, and Speed, together forming a brand "4S" . With the strength of these pillars as well as the high-quality specifications in the ZTE Grand Memo, the group's newest - and most massive - device, ZTE heads into the future with a Snapdragon-powered motor under the hood.

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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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