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Panasonic Eluga smartphone for Europe official

Panasonic Eluga smartphone for Europe official

Panasonic has officially named its first smartphone for Europe, the Panasonic Eluga, a 4.3-inch Android handset expected to go on sale this spring. The Eluga - then unnamed - was first revealed back in December 2011, a waterproof, dustproof and generally resilient smartphone fronted by a qHD 960 x 540 OLED display and toting NFC. The device tips the scales at a scant 103g and will supposedly also operate as a remote control for Panasonic HDTVs.

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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 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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HTC One X detailed

HTC One X detailed

HTC's One X/Edge/Endeavor flagship continues to spill its secrets ahead of its expected MWC 2012 debut, with the Android smartphone tipped to do the impossible and deliver a super-slim handset that's still has premium construction. While HTC's rivals have flirted with thin designs, such as the Galaxy S II and the DROID RAZR, the HTC One X is going to show them how to do it properly, according to Modaco's sources, being both slimline and delivering HTC's traditional quality. Plenty more details after the cut.

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Nokia reveals NFC-powered “Hello” communication platform

Nokia reveals NFC-powered “Hello” communication platform

You can say a lot of things about Nokia, but you can't really say that it ever runs out of ceative ideas. Enter Nokia Hello, which strives to make it easier if you're trying to talk to someone who speaks a different language than you. Powered by Near Field Communication (NFC), Nokia Hello lets one user type a message in one language, and then swipe it next to another phone to get an instant translation on the recipient's end.

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Apple iPhone 5 will have strong NFC support: report

Apple iPhone 5 will have strong NFC support: report

There's new life emerging for one of the big Apple rumors that came out last year but never gained much steam. We're talking about Near Field Communication (NFC) support for the next generation of the iPhone. NFC, of course, is the standard used in contactless credit cards today and is looking to be a standard feature of smartphones tomorrow.