MWC 2012 articles

NVIDIA showcases the power of Tegra 3 with several games

With all those Tegra 3 smartphones and tablets out there, people will need quality games to push those 4-PLUS-1 CPU cores and the 12-core GeForce GPU to their limits. NVIDIA has that covered as they’re debuting several new game titles at the MWC that claim to provide a console-level gaming experience.

The games will eventually be available through Tegra Zone, but for now you can check out the highlights for these four games.

Golden Arrow THD is a hack-and-slash...

We go hands-on with an unannounced 7.7″ quad-core Toshiba tablet at MWC

Despite trawling all the way through the Fujitsu/Toshiba booth for anything out of the ordinary, we came up short. That was of course until we caught wind of this innocuous little tablet lurking somewhere in the halls at MWC.

Toshiba had a number of phones and tablets on display at their main stand, but we found this unnamed device sitting amongst a host of similarly powered Tegra 3 devices at the Nvidia booth.

Nvidia told us that as far as they’re aware, the...

Corning Gorilla Glass 2 officially shipping in devices this April-May

According to Corning, its second generation of ultra tough screen glass, dubbed simply Gorilla Glass 2, will start to appear on devices in April or May the latest.

The first shipments have been sent out to the company’s partners, they added. We saw the Gorilla Glass 2 in action back at CES 2011 and we are looking forward to seeing it on actual retail devices.

Compared to the original Gorilla Glass, the second generation is 20% slimmer without sacrificing...

AT&T HTC One X LTE hands-on

With MWC well under way in Barcelona, HTC were kind to also host an event in New York City, where we got to spend time with the LTE sporting One X, bound to hit AT&T Wireless across the Atlantic. As you probably know by now, the smartphone looks identical to the HTC One X, but sports a different CPU and chipset, which bring its LTE mojo to...

The amazing science behind the Nokia 808′s mammoth 41MP camera sensor explained

In terms of mobile imaging, the Nokia 808 is a revolutionary device. Not only is it capable of taking images of up to 38MP, but it can also make use of a technology called oversampling, which means that out of 7 adjacent pixels of information it captures, it outputs to memory a single resulting pixel, which hopefully, is picture perfect.

There are three outright advantages to this oversampling thing: amazing image quality, lossless zoom, and superior low light performance....

Official Samsung Galaxy Beam promo video makes a point

We already met the new Samsung Galaxy Beam in person and shot a quick hands-on video with it, but we thought you might like to hear about the projector phone from this enthusiastic Samsung rep.

The Galaxy Beam is kind of like a Galaxy R but with a secret weapon – an nHD projector that can push out a 50″ image at 15 lumens of brightness.

Here’s the video that talks up the ...

Mozilla partners with Telefonica on a Boot to Gecko running phone

As promised, Mozilla revealed one of its partners for the Boot to Gecko project for Open Web Devices.

The browser vendor only started work on their Boot to Gecko OS for phones less than a year ago and has already found a friendly hand to keep the project on schedule to launch in 2012. The partner in question is Telefonica and, by the looks of it, is a perfect match for Mozilla’s web standards based OS.

Both...

Nokia Lumia 610 hands-on video as produced by Nokia

The Lumia 610 was just made official at the MWC Nokia press event, and a couple of videos have also been released.

The Lumia 610 is meant to push down the price point of Windows Phone and will come in white, black, cyan and magenta, and should be available in Q2 of this year.

More info on the Lumia 610 can be found here. Also, our comprehensive...

Nokia Asha 202, 203 and 302 video ads are out

Nokia has just released three videos for their new Asha phones, recently announced at their press event at MWC.

The new Ashas offer a bevy of extras for feature phones, including dual-SIM options, touchscreen, and full-QWERTY keyboards.

For more info and specs on the new Asha additions, check our news post. For all of our MWC coverage, go ...

Nokia 808 PureView videos emerge, give details about its 41MP camera

Nokia properly made us go WOW with their announcement of the 808 PureView and its 41MP camera sensor.

So, naturally, it’s time for Nokia to promote and to stop people from scratching their heads in wonder. Here are the 808 PureView promo videos.

And now here’s Nokia’s Juha Alakarhu, Head of Imaging Technologies, who gives more information about how the idea for a image sensor the size of Jupiter operates and what’s the story behind...

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