MWC 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 hands-on: yes, it is a phone too

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 hands-on: yes, it is a phone too

With the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, you've got another dare to guess from the manufacturer - is it a tablet, or is it a smartphone? In this case you'll not be able to tell based simply on the device's ability (or inability) to make phone call as, yes, you can indeed do so with the 3G international release. Inside the United States we're not quite going to be so lucky to have such an oddity on our hands as an 8-inch display-toting smartphone, at least not at first: we'll have to settle for the strict tablet iteration.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 leaked at MWC

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 leaked at MWC

It would appear that Samsung will indeed be showing off their fabled Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet this coming week at Mobile World Congress 2013. We've been sent a sort of spy-shot of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 being blasted on a large screen inside the new MWC convention location - the show still being set up in a very large way. True to what we've seen in several leaked bits and pieces over the past couple of weeks, this device is everything you might expect it to be - with an 8-inch screen!

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LG unveils Optimus F5 and F7 4G LTE smartphones ahead of MWC

LG unveils Optimus F5 and F7 4G LTE smartphones ahead of MWC

Ahead of the upcoming Mobile World Congress, LG has unveiled two new handsets in the F-series, the Optimus F5 and the Optimus F7. These 4G LTE smartphones both feature mid-to-high range specs, and feature both the convenience of QSlide and the functionality of Live Zooming, which was previously only available for Optimus G. Both smartphones will be available worldwide, launching first in Europe.

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ZTE and NVIDIA announce world’s first Tegra 4 Super Phone

ZTE and NVIDIA announce world’s first Tegra 4 Super Phone

The world is about to get its first Super Phone working with NVIDIA's new Tegra 4 quad-core processor, and the manufacturer of this masterpiece has been announced as ZTE. This will be the first time the Tegra 4 will be available on a smartphone in the world according to ZTE and NVIDIA, with a release time set for somewhere before the half-way point through 2013. This announcement does not include a name for the device, nor many specifications or a price, but it does let loose that one important bit - first ever!

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AMD Turbo Dock promises perfect balance for your Win8 hybrid

AMD Turbo Dock promises perfect balance for your Win8 hybrid

AMD has revealed Turbo Dock, its latest attempt to broach the tablet and ultraportable markets, with a Jekyll & Hyde APU processor that prioritizes performance when docked and battery life when in slate mode. Set to debut on AMD's Temash SoC this year, Turbo Dock is in effect a dynamic throttling system that boosts CPU and GPU performance by up to 40-percent when a hybrid PC is docked, on the assumption that the user is likely to be doing more system-intensive content creation.

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ASUS teases “metallic miracle” for MWC 2013

ASUS teases “metallic miracle” for MWC 2013

Mobile World Congress is coming up soon, folks, and companies are getting ready by teasing some of their products to eager onlookers before the event. ASUS released a quick teaser today that doesn't give us a lot of details -- if any -- about what to expect from them at MWC, but it seems that the company may be planning an extraterrestrial takeover sometime soon.

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Acer Liquid E1 and Z2 aim for entry-level Android

Acer Liquid E1 and Z2 aim for entry-level Android

Acer has outed a pair of new Android smartphones, the Acer Liquid E1 and Liquid Z2, ahead of Mobile World Congress, each running 1GHz processors and targeting the entry-level point of the market. The Liquid E1 is fronted by a 4.5-inch qHD display and will have a dual-SIM option, with a 1GHz dualcore processor, stereo speakers and a 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash. Up front is a VGA-resolution camera, while inside there's WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0+EDR.

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LG Optimus L7 II, L5 II, and L3 II tackle Android mainstream

LG Optimus L7 II, L5 II, and L3 II tackle Android mainstream

Mobile World Congress is still a couple of weeks off, but LG hasn't been able to resist announcing some of its new smartphone line-up ahead of schedule, in the shape of the new Optimus L Series II. The three-strong updated lineup - consisting of the Optimus L7 II, the L5 II, and the L3 II - tidy up their design for 2013, with crisper cuts to the chassis, tighter join-lines, and "smart" lighting on the home button.

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HTC M7 final name: “HTC One”

HTC M7 final name: “HTC One”

Today it's been tipped that the HTC marketing team have decided to strip away all the extra nonsense from the name of their next hero device, calling it simply "HTC One." This naming scheme would have the device take on a brand new level of "hero" mode with a similar strategy to that of Apple when they decided to call the iPad 3 "the New iPad", with each subsequent iPad simply retaining that one top name. This tip surrounds the device known as the HTC M7, a smartphone that's been leaked several times before today by several sources including the CEO of HTC himself.

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LG mobile teases fabulous “new series” for MWC 2013

LG mobile teases fabulous “new series” for MWC 2013

This week the folks at LG have made it clear that their mobile sector will be bringing on a whole new series of smartphones (or tablets!) to Mobile World Congress 2013. This massive set of events with global reach begin in the week of the 24th of February and SlashGear will be there all week, so you can bet that whatever LG brings to the stage, we'll be right on top of! Last year's reveal at around this time brought on more phones - and more important phones - than at any time the whole rest of the year!

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