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Samsung Galaxy Book hands-on: S Pen and Win 10 to scare iPad Pro

Samsung Galaxy Book hands-on: S Pen and Win 10 to scare iPad Pro

2-in-1 tablets are selling like wildfire, and the new Samsung Galaxy Book range is the company's attempt to get in on the Windows 10 action. Offered in two sizes - the 10-inch Galaxy Book 10, and the 12-inch Galaxy Book 12 - both tablets, freshly revealed at Mobile World Congress 2017 today, feature high-end construction with lashings of real metal and glass. With a new S Pen, detachable keyboard, and optional integrated LTE, meanwhile, should Apple and Microsoft be worried?

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Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 join Nokia 6 in global Android launch

Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 join Nokia 6 in global Android launch

Nokia isn't counting on nostalgia for the 3310 alone to reboot its brand, with the Nokia 6 now sitting atop a trio of Android smartphones. Announced alongside the new Nokia 3310, the new Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 are aluminum-bodied plays for the Android market just like the existing Nokia 6, but with even more affordable prices. Meanwhile, Nokia - and brand-licensing, phone-manufacturing partner HMD - are promising rapid-fire Android OS upgrades to sweeten the deal.

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The Nokia 3310 is back! [Update: Bad news!]

The Nokia 3310 is back! [Update: Bad news!]

For many, a Nokia was their first ever cellphone, and more specifically the Nokia 3310. Now star of many a meme, not to mention looked back upon with rose-tinted reminiscence glasses, the chunky little cellphone with its monochrome display and tough design hardly holds up to today's smartphones. So, Nokia - and brand licensee HMD - is bringing the Nokia 3310 back from the dead.

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Moto Z gets Alexa Moto Mod and Gamepad add-on

Moto Z gets Alexa Moto Mod and Gamepad add-on

Motorola's main focus at MWC 2017 might be the new Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus, but it's not leaving the Moto Z out. The modular Android smartphone is getting a whole host of new Moto Mods, running the gamut from fairly practical power improvements to more unusual options, like adding Amazon's Alexa to your existing phone. There's also additions for gaming, too.

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Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5 pack more for your budget

Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5 pack more for your budget

Motorola has not one but two new Android smartphones for MWC 2017, the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus. Sticking with Motorola's strategy for cutting out any of the excess in the name of competitive SIM-free, unlocked prices, the two handsets also bring Moto's G line fully into aluminum bodies, along with introducing a new, curvaceous design language. If you're on a budget, there's plenty to grab your attention, albeit a few things that might give you pause.

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Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic unveiled

Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic unveiled

Along with announcing the their new P10 & P10 Plus smartphones, Huawei is using Mobile World Congress 2017 to unveil a pair of new smartwatches. Arriving two years after the company's first wearable are the Huawei Watch 2 and its sibling, the Huawei Watch 2 Classic. Powered by Android Wear 2.0, the smartwatches feature a stunning design, improved battery life, as well as 4G and GPS functionality.

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HP reveals Pro x2 detachable notebook, Elite accessories lineup at MWC 2017

HP reveals Pro x2 detachable notebook, Elite accessories lineup at MWC 2017

HP's big MWC reveal centers around a single device, but it's betting that the new Pro x2 612 G2 detachable 2-in-1 can make a splash in the enterprise space. HP has designed the Pro x2 to cover a number of different applications for professionals, whether that's using it as presentation tool or as a slate for taking notes. The Pro x2's detachable Collaboration Keyboard – a new version of the HP keyboard we've seen before – is a key component of some of these configurations.

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Huawei debuts P10 & P10 Plus smartphones with Leica cameras

Huawei debuts P10 & P10 Plus smartphones with Leica cameras

At Mobile World Congress 2017 today, China's Huawei unveiled its latest pair of flagship smartphones in the form of the new P10 and P10 Plus. Along with a typical assortment of new features and specs, Huawei is once again making use of its partnership with camera maker Leica, as the P10 and P10 Plus feature some very impressive lenses and photography options.

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LG G6 hands-on: It’s all about this amazing screen

LG G6 hands-on: It’s all about this amazing screen

If at first you don’t succeed, go back to basics and squeeze out the best of the best features minus all the gimmicks: that’s just what LG is doing with the highly anticipated G6. It's 2017, and it’s abundantly clear that, since the launch of the G5 and the abject lack of interest in the whole "module" concept, it’s time for the Korean mobile phone manufacturer to make a sharp about-turn and focus on what matters most: making a solid phone. That being said, when I met with LG’s designers for both devices in South Korea earlier this month, it was made abundantly clear that the design of the G6 was already being considered in parallel with the G5. That helps explain why the two phones feel so very different.

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Key 5G players push for 2019 next-gen network launch

Key 5G players push for 2019 next-gen network launch

5G could get here sooner than expected, with an unexpected push from a number of carriers and modem makers to get the super-fast next-gen networks up and running in 2019. The news, announced at Mobile World Congress 2017 this week, would see 5G going live - in large-scale trials and early deployments, at least - a year ahead of the current goal of 2020. However, it's not as easy as just moving a few dates around on the calendar.

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BlackBerry KeyOne pairs physical keyboard with Android Nougat

BlackBerry KeyOne pairs physical keyboard with Android Nougat

BlackBerry isn't dead, and the new BlackBerry KeyOne is aiming to underscore that, not least by giving physical keyboard lovers a new fix for their addiction. Unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 today, the smartphone previously known as the BlackBerry Mercury has a QWERTY keyboard underneath a 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen. Like other recent BlackBerry devices, it runs Android rather than RIM's OS, though with some primarily security and productivity-minded tweaks.

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Qualcomm VR HMD gets Snapdragon 835, Leap Motion hand-tracking

Qualcomm VR HMD gets Snapdragon 835, Leap Motion hand-tracking

GDC and MWC are just around the corner, and Qualcomm is diving head-first into virtual reality with a new dev-kit and hand-tracking technology. The chipmaker may be best known for its smartphone processors, but that same silicon is just as much at home in head-mounted displays. Indeed, the Snapdragon 835 is the centerpiece of Qualcomm's new Virtual Reality Development Kit.

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