MWC 2019

F(x)tec Pro 1 gives Android a tempting QWERTY keyboard

F(x)tec Pro 1 gives Android a tempting QWERTY keyboard

Smartphones may get bigger and bigger displays, they may even fold in half, but for some the allure of the physical QWERTY keyboard will never fade. That's where F(x)tec's Pro 1 comes in, a new startup with a new vision of what a professional Android phone should look like. And yes, it has an old-school keyboard to treat your thumbs.

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SlashGear’s Best of MWC 2019!

SlashGear’s Best of MWC 2019!

It's been an unexpectedly packed Mobile World Congress 2019, and this year's big show in Barcelona, Spain hasn't been short on news. Foldable phones, striking notebooks, glossy augmented reality, and great lashings of 5G have all been key themes this year, suggesting there'll be plenty of spending opportunities if you're in the market for an upgrade this year.

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Energizer phone has battery that’s 7x that of an iPhone

Energizer phone has battery that’s 7x that of an iPhone

Energizer is a battery-centric company, so it only made sense to go all-out for a smartphone with enough power capacity to choke a mule. This Energizer Power Max P18K Pop isn't the sort of phone that everyone is going to want. It's also not the sort of phone that most people are going to want. In fact I'm not entirely sure there are enough people that want this phone that Energizer should really go ahead with a full production run, to be entirely honest - but we shall see!

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ZTE Blade V10, Axon 10 Pro 5G show the company is far from done

ZTE Blade V10, Axon 10 Pro 5G show the company is far from done

ZTE nearly collapsed completely after the US imposed a strict ban on its access to critical technologies and products it needs for its business. That ban has long been lifted but its survival has always still been in doubt. At MWC 2019, the Chinese manufacturer is putting up its bravest face as it announces its newest mid-range champion as well as, of course, a 5G phone for later this year.

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Qualcomm just revealed the 5G chip to supercharge 2020

Qualcomm just revealed the 5G chip to supercharge 2020

Qualcomm isn't done with 5G at Mobile World Congress, and so alongside 5G phones and 5G foldables there's also its first Snapdragon Mobile Platform with 5G integrated. The new Snapdragon SoC will combine both an application processor and a 5G multimode modem into a single unit, complete with particular focus on power management.

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At MWC 2019, a reminder that first isn’t always best

At MWC 2019, a reminder that first isn’t always best

The future of mobile is here - or, at least, it's here in prototype form, or behind glass, or as promising roadmap with little to show for it today. Mobile World Congress 2019 isn't immune to trade show hype, and this year there's a double-whammy of 5G and foldable phones to stoke expectations.

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Oral-B put AI in a toothbrush

Oral-B put AI in a toothbrush

If you were in any doubt that artificial intelligence is the buzzword of the moment, then Oral-B adding AI to its latest toothbrush will probably make it patently obvious. Debuting at Mobile World Congress 2019 today, because nothing says the future of mobility like cutting-edge mouth technology, the Oral-B GENIUS X is close to a supercomputer for your overbite.

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1TB SanDisk Extreme is a beastly microSD card with a monster price

1TB SanDisk Extreme is a beastly microSD card with a monster price

Those of you who have been waiting for a high-capacity microSD card with fast transfer speeds might like what Western Digital is showing off at MWC this year. The company has announced a new 1TB microSDXC card that it claims is the fastest UHS-I card in the world. Officially dubbed the 1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC card (which is quite the mouthful), prospective buyers might want to start saving now, because it certainly has the price tag to match its high capacity and potential transfer speeds.

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HoloLens 2: The four big improvements

HoloLens 2: The four big improvements

HoloLens 2 is here, and while we may not be quite the target audience Microsoft has in mind, you'll forgive us if we get excited about the mixed-reality headset all the same. The second-generation AR wearable promises improvements in comfort, functionality, and software, but there are some key areas where the differences will really add up.

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T-Mobile 5G device headache unsettles 2019 rollout [Updated]

T-Mobile 5G device headache unsettles 2019 rollout [Updated]

T-Mobile's full 5G network isn't going to be ready for public consumption quite as soon as expected, with the carrier cautioning that the initial batch of handsets won't have quite the experience you might expect. The "Uncarrier" had initially been promising to launch 5G service in the first half of this year, but now warns that the full experience won't be available until the second half of 2019.

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microSD Express cards just launched: Here’s why that matters

microSD Express cards just launched: Here’s why that matters

Last June, the SD Association rolled out its SD 7.0 specification. Along with increasing the maximum potential capacity for SD cards to 128TB, this also introduced SD Express, which greatly increased data transfer rates. Today, the SD Association announced the roll out of the SD 7.1 specification, bringing those improvements from 7.0 to microSD cards as well.

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HTC 5G Hub is a mobile 5G router and Android smart display

HTC 5G Hub is a mobile 5G router and Android smart display

HTC brought along its vision of 5G devices to Mobile World Congress 2019 this week, but not in the shape of a phone. Instead, the HTC 5G Hub puts high-speed networking into a mobile smart hub, a combination smart display and router that won't be pinned down to one location.

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