The Big MWC 2013 wrap up

The Mobile World Congress 2013 has been one hell of a ride! Our team was there at the event in full force and we got to cover a lot of stuff, churning out more than 70 posts and 38 videos right from the show floor. Pretty crazy, right? We really do hope it will be more than this on our next MWC adventure, but as of now, this is it, so lets get to the big wrap up then! Check out our video of the same –


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Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD Hands On

Alongside the lower end Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy, the French company also launcher a higher end variant of the phone. Called the Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD the phone has the same form factor but steps up the game in terms of specifications.

The screen has a resolution of 1280 x 720 and is quite vibrant to look at. That said, the display isn’t really what you’d expect on a top end device with the increasing focus towards full HD screens. The IPS panel is 5 inches in size. Continue reading “Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD Hands On”

LG Optimus F7 Hands On

LG showed off its new F7 handset here at the Mobile World Congress. The handset is a part of their upper middle range strategy and has a large 4.7″ 720p display.

The screen is of the IPS variety and offers pretty good viewing angles. We quite liked the feel of the device with runs on Android 4.1.2 though it would benefit from the use of slightly higher end materials. Continue reading “LG Optimus F7 Hands On”

Nokia 301 hands on impressions

The Nokia 301 is one of the two low end feature phones that Nokia announced at the Mobile World Congress 2013. The 301 is not just a feature phone but a feature rich phone, made for the ever hungry budget user, wanting for more features with as little expenditure possible. According to us, the Nokia 301 fits that bill very well. In an effort to get to know more about the device, we got a video demo of the device from a Nokia representative and here it is, along with the other feature phone, the Nokia 105 –


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Nokia Lumia 520 Hands On

We brought you the Nokia Lumia 520 photo gallery and having spent a bit more time with the handset, here’s our first hands on impressions of the phone. The Lumia 520 packs in 1Ghz Dual Core Qualcomm processor combined with 512MB RAM which delivers decent performance.

We didn’t face much if any lag at all though the limited amount of RAM means that you’ll be locked out of some of the high performance demanding applications on the Windows Phone app store.  Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 520 Hands On”

MWC Day 1 Round Up Video

We’re just about to begin with day 2 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona but decided to do a round up of all that’s gone down so far. On day 1 we saw Nokia launch four new products targeting the budget segment. The Nokia 105 which is a 15 Euro phone with a month of standby time and the Nokia Lumia 720 with a f1.9 camera particularly stood out from the rest of the devices.

Moving on, we had Sony announce its Xperia Tablet Z. A 10″ tablet with a full HD screen. It is powered by a now fairly standard quad core processor. LG showed off the Optimus G Pro, the successor to the Optimus G announced last year. Specifications include a full HD display and a Snapdragon S4 quad core processor. LG L3 II and L7 II were some of the other phones announced.


Asus had a very interesting device to reveal at MWC. The FonePad with a 7″ screen also has an integrated dialer which means that it can also be used as a phone if  you so wish. Also revealed was the Padfone Infinity which brings a full HD display on both the 5″ phone and the 10″ tablet that it slides into. ZTE had the Grand Memo with a massive 5.7″ Full HD display and powered by the Snapdragon 800 processor making it one of the first devices to run on the new chipset. So that was day 1 at the Mobile World Congress. We’ve got three more days to go and lots more to cover!

Nokia Lumia 720 Photo Gallery

At an event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia has just announced the Lumia 720 as part of its Windows Phone range of devices. A spiritual successor to the Lumia 710, the phone packs in a lot of innovation at a budget oriented price point.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Hands On

In a bid to hit each and every size possible out there, Samsung today announced the Galaxy Note 8.0 which fills one of the last remaining size based gaps in their line up. Predictably, the device is a blown up Galaxy Note with a 8 inch display.

The device which is positioned as a tablet does have phone capabilities also built in. A stylus slides in to the back of the tablet and provides the same pen based functions and apps as previously seen on the Note 2. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Hands On”

Making a case for a better PureView experience on Windows Phone

The Nokia 808 PureView, a cameraphone with a 41 Megapixel sensor, was a major disruption in the field of Smartphone cameras. It is a well known fact that smartphones are rapidly replacing the mainstream and traditional “point and shoot” cameras. With the 808 PureView, Nokia set a high benchmark for imaging quality for a smartphone. However, it had shortcomings in software. Running on Symbian, it was not much loved by the time it released. While it had its own advantages, it was still not able to cater to current needs, leading to one of the main reasons why Nokia switched to Windows Phone. However, it is not unnatural to feel that the technology is bound to end up in other Nokia camera phones, recently fortified with the rumoured and upcoming Nokia EOS PureView, purportedly running on Windows Phone 8.

It’s been a long time coming, and it’s a given that Nokia’s sprucing up its efforts in the camera department again, after a controversial, but successful launch of the Nokia Lumia 920, a different PureView device. But is it also a given that the new Nokia PureView will be as good as the old one? Currently, we would say no, unless drastic changes happen. What drastic changes are we talking about? Read on past the break to find out.

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GSMA unveils the Mobile World Centre in Barcelona

GSMA awarded the prestigious “Mobile World Capital” title to the city of Barcelona in July 2011 and then started the idea of a Mobile World Centre which, according to the GSMA “offers a year-round, state-of-the-art exhibition showroom where citizens can learn about and experience first-hand how mobile is enhancing people’s lives.” Barcelona being the city that hosts the Mobile World Congress with much fanfare, kind of deserves the Mobile World Centre too, making the go to place for the Mobile World Centre.

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Huawei Ascend P2 press image leaks ahead of MWC launch

Tired of 5 inch full HD 1080p smartphones? Well, Huawei’s got you covered with the just leaked Huawei Ascend P2, sporting a 4.5 inches full HD 1920×1080 screen with a whopping 489 PPI pixel density. It’s like Huawei announced the Ascend D2 and the Ascend Mate just hours ago. This leak comes from the well known and trusted tipster @evleaks at UnwiredView. So, we are kinda leaning on completely trusting this leak, with its glorious press image and all. Read on to find out more.

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NFC goes mainstream at the GSMA MWC 2013, Barcelona

Get ready Android and Windows Phone 8 users/attendees, the GSM association has sought to bring NFC into the mainstream at the Mobile World Congress 2013, Barcelona. And yes, Apple iPhone users will be left out of this huge initiative. There will be NFC posters, booths, experience centers and even NFC based registration at the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile convention that is slated to happen between February 25 – 28 2013 this year.

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