Barcelona to host Mobile World Congress till 2018 !

The GSM Association which is the organization behind the annual Mobile World Congress event has just announced that the event will stay in Barcelona till 2018. Mobile World Congress or MWC is our annual mobile pilgrimage where we get to play with the latest mobile phones (add tablets) .Looks like Barcelona also got the most votes in our poll when the GSMA was thinking of moving the event to another city. We would love to see the event move to another city like Milan, Munich and Paris but looks like it’s not moving anywhere atleast for then next 6 years. Visca el Barça !

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Video : HTC HD Mini is a mini HD2

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The HTC HD Mini should have been called the miniHD2  as it’s a downsized HD2. It runs on Windows Mobile 6.5 with HTC Sense UI.

We got a chance to play with this phone at Barcelona and we managed to compare it with the HD2

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ELSE Mobile – Something totally different from the crowd

While we are wrapping up MWC 2010 coverage on FoneArena, we definitely didn’t want you to miss out on the First ELSE phone which is based on the ACCESS Linux platform. The Else Intuition User Interface on this phone is something totally different. It’s definitely something ELSE !  FoneArena’s Aanjhan & Varun got a chance to speak to Eldad Eilam , CTO of Else Mobile based who are based in Israel.

He highlighted the fact that this phone is optimized for one-handed use

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Photo Gallery : ARM at MWC 2010

The brain of your mobile phone is a tiny processor sitting in the mainboard of the device. Majority of mobile phones and mobile devices use ARM processors in some way or the other . The ARM architecture is licensed by several companies such as Apple, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Samsung,Texas Instruments

ARM displayed a wide variety of products utilizing the company’s technology during MWC 2010 ranging from phones , tablets , e-readers , notebooks and other devices including it’s latest Cortex A9 Dual Core offering !

The device you see below is a Android tablet powered by an ARM-based Nvidia Tegra chipset

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro Photo Gallery

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro is a the QWERTY version of the Vivaz and made was officially announced at Mobile World Congress last month. This Symbian powered handset runs on S60 5th edition and packs a 5.1 Megapixel Camera which can do 720p video recording. The screen is a  scratch resistant16:9 TFT nHD touchscreen with 16 million colours and a 360 x 640 pixel resolution.

At the Sony Ericsson event , we met Maiko Ishida , Product Planner of the Vivaz series of devices and she highlighted the the Vivaz Pro features the Human Curvature in it’s design which is going to part of SE devices

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HTC Desire Price Revealed, Arriving on April 1

The HTC Desire was announced at MWC 2010 and we  brought you live pictures of this monster which is powered by a 1GHz CPU and features a 3.7 inch AMOLED Display.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Mini Pro Hands on Photos

Meet the smallest Android phone you might have seen so far – the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Mini Pr0

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Google Nexus One Hands On Photos

At MWC 2010, we got a chance to play with the Google Nexus One  built by HTC . The phone is powered by a 1 Ghz Snapdragon processor which means that the phone is fast and snappy.  It runs on the latest version of the Android (2.1 Eclair) Operating System.

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BlackBerry WebKit Browser coming soon, seems fast !

Blackberry showed off it’s upcoming  WebKit based browser at MWC 2010.  The current default browser on Blackberry phones may not be the best mobile browser in the world. Most Blackberry users prefer to use 3rd party browser apps. But soon you might not need those apps as the default browser is set to get a major boost.

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Exclusive : Eye Controlled Ear Phones @ MWC 2010


Yes you read it right- Eye-Controlled Ear phones – one of the most interesting demos we saw at MWC 2010 last month. Imagine being able to control your tracks , volume and playback with just your eyes – completely hands free !

No fancy concept or research paper in some university but an actual working demo

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Motorola Quench aka CLIQ XT

Motorola QUENCH is the latest Android based handset from Moto and it runs on Android  1.5 and comes with the MOTOBLUR feature that gives you quick access to all personal information in one screen.It syncs contacts,photos, emails, messages, Facebook updates ,  Twitter updates and lots more.


The 3.1 inch display was pretty responsive and the phone comes integrated with SWYPE technology for easy text input.There is also a touch sensitive D-pad which was pretty cool !

The 5 megapixel auto-focus camera comes with a LED Flash.The rich multimedia features such as audio and video playack are also worth a mention.

The Quench does GSM Quad band with additional tri-band 3G support .There’s Bluetooth , WiFi ,aGPS, USB and microSD expansion.It is powered by a 1420 mAh battery .

Here is a hands on video from MWC 2010

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Booth Babes at MWC 2010 : Photo Gallery

At MWC 2010 we spotted not only phones and interesting gadgets but also some beautiful ladies  at the various booths .  And the probability of visitors entering a booth depended on how interesting the models were. When it comes to shows like these ,  brands always love to have the best faces market their products and it does pretty good for their publicity . Here are the Booth Babes of MWC 2010

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Hands On

Here is a treat for all you Sony Ericsson fans – an exclusive Hands On of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 running on the Google Android platform. It’s the first Android phone from SE and it’s a pretty good effort !

We are sure most of you have been eagerly waiting for this phone ever since it was announced last year. After having played with it during MWC 2010 , the 4 inch display is gorgeous and the Timescape feature is interesting. The 1GHZ Snapdragon CPU means that its pretty fast .

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