MWC 2012

MWC 2012: Windows 8 Consumer Preview now available for download

Microsoft today announced that a preview edition of its upcoming Windows 8 operating system is now available as a free download to anyone interested. Designed to work on tablets as well as traditional PCs, its most eye-catching change is the introduction of the tile-based Metro interface. “With Windows 8, we reimagined the different ways people interact with their PC and […]

MWC 2012: Samsung named “Device Manufacturer of the Year” and GALAXY S II “Best Smartphone”

Samsung picked up two awards today as the GSMA announced the winners of its Annual Global Mobile awards at Mobile World Congress. “The 2012 Global Mobile Awards continue to showcase the greatest, most creative and innovative products and services driving the mobile ecosystem today and into the future. With a record number of high calibre entries this year, it is […]

MWC 2012: Nokia announces Nokia 808 PureView with 41MP camera sensor

Nokia’s PureView teaser did not do justice to yesterday’s MWC announcement. The manufacturer announced the Nokia Belle OS-powered Nokia 808, the first device to feature its PureView imaging technologies. The Nokia 808 PureView will come with a 41MP camera sensor. No, that’s not a typo! “Nokia PureView imaging technology sets a new industry standard by whatever measure you use,” said […]

MWC 2012: Details on Windows Phone Tango

Without officially confirming the Tango update, Microsoft announced that its Windows Phone operating system has been optimized for lower-specification devices. The update supports the cheaper Qualcomm 7x27a SoC and requires only 256MB to deliver “the buttery-smooth Windows Phone experience.” It also promises to run “nearly all of the applications available in the Windows Phone Marketplace.” With Windows Phone, we’ve done […]

MWC 2012: Corning Gorilla Glass 2 devices coming this quarter

Corning Glass yesterday announced that shipments to manufacturers of its new Gorilla Glass 2 have now begun. Introduced at CES 2012, Gorilla Glass 2 promises to be as tough and resistant to scratches as the original Gorilla Glass despite being up to 20 percent thinner. “Corning’s new glass composition, Gorilla Glass 2, enables slimmer and sleeker devices, brighter images, and […]

MWC 2012: ASUS introduces Transformer Pad 300 and Transformer Pad Infinity

ASUS today announced two new tablets as it rebrands its Transformer tablet family. With netbooks fading in relevance, ASUS has decided to drop the Eee from its tablet names and future tablets will be known as Transformer Pads. The latest ASUS Transformers are the Transformer Pad 300, the first quad-core LTE tablet, and the Transformer Pad Infinity. As rumours suggested, […]

MWC 2012: ASUS relaunches PadFone

First announced last May, ASUS today reintroduced the ASUS PadFone at Mobile World Congress. The concept behind the device has not changed: The 4.3-inch smartphone can be docked and transformed into the PadFone Station, a 10.1-inch tablet. ASUS Padfone specifications: Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 8260A Operating system: Google Android 4.0 Cellular connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band HSPA+ (21Mbps […]