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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LG Optimus Me and Optimus Chat

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FoneArena was the first place on the whole internet where you might have heard about the LG Optimus Me aka P350 . It’s an affordable entry-level Android phone running Android 2.2.1. It supports 3G networks and packs a QVGA display

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HP TouchPad Live Pics and Hands On Video

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We had the chance to get close to the HP TouchPad Tablet running on webOS during MWC and although the device was a prototype , it was super impressive. It was really interesting to see webOS on a large screen and multitasking rocked on the TouchPad ( watch video below). the 9.7 inch display was utilized pretty well by the card interface of webOS

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LG Optimus Black

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LG announced the Optimus Black at CES 2011 and we had a chance to play with this device at MWC 2011. The most interesting feature of the Optimus Black is the 4 inch NOVA display with a brightness of 700 nits making it one of the brightest mobile displays. The device is also incredibly thin at 9.2 mm and just 6.0 mm at one point. It also features WiFi Direct which means that you can transfer content with other WiFi Direct devices without the need of a wireless access point.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Live Pics and Impressions !

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At MWC 2011  we got up close with the BlackBerry Playbook which is RIM’s Tablet running on the BlackBerry Tablet OS (QNX) . You can take a look at the photos of the Playbook below and boy ! it was pretty small in person compared to the photos you might see on the internet.

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Samsung DROID Charge (SCH-i510) Verizon 4G LTE Phone Photos

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At MWC 2011 , we saw an interesting unbranded phone from Samsung for Verizon (model SCH_i510) . The device was simply called the Samsung 4G LTE Phone , but now there are reports that this is indeed the Samsung Stealth V and DROID CHARGE running on Android 2.2 Froyo. It has a unique design , a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Display , 8 MP Camera with 1080p recording. Other features include HDMI out and a 2 MP front facing camera. While we played with the device , it was running on FroYo and it might launch with Gingerbread.

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BlackBerry PlayBook to support Android Apps ?

RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook has been one of the most anticipated tablets. It boasts of rich multitasking capabilities, with native support for Adobe Flash and Air, which means there are tons of existing apps ready to run on it. Although the Playbook is great piece of hardware ,  most are skeptical about the apps that would be available for the device. Now there is a rumor that the device can run Android apps. Continue reading “BlackBerry PlayBook to support Android Apps ?”

HTC Incredible S Now Available In UK For £499.95

Incredible S is currently available on the airwaves of Vodafone and O2 in the UK. This handset comes with a price tag of £499.95 (approx. $810) SIM-free.

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Earlier this month, HTC announced the Incredible S smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona. This handset is the successor of the popular HTC Incredible smartphone. Recently we posted that, HTC Incredible S is up for pre-order in the UK. And now, within 2 weeks, the powerful Incredible S is available for purchase in the UK. This handset currently runs on the Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS, but it will be later updated to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) in the spring. Continue reading “HTC Incredible S Now Available In UK For £499.95”

Samsung to Announce 8.9″ Tablet Next Month

At the MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Fira, Barcelona last week, Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 10.1. They justified the naming scheme by stating that they are planning to release tablets of different sizes in order to meet the needs of different consumers.

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Motorola XOOM Photo Gallery and Video

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You must have read about the interesting Motorola XOOM Specs and also seen our hands on video . Now we have some great photos to show you how attractive is the Motorola XOOM Android Honeycomb Tablet.You will find most of the important features highlighted in the photo gallery below. You can also find a video overview of the hardware below Continue reading “Motorola XOOM Photo Gallery and Video”

Gesture UI Key on the LG Optimus Black Demo !

The LG Optimus Black has a really cool feature called the Gesture UI key which lets you zoom into photos ,pan around a photo(press and tilt), launch the camera app (press and shake the phone), scroll through homescreens and more. You can even tap on the phone to move to the next photo. Watch the video after the break for the proof

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Video Demos of Xperia Play games

The Playstation phone aka Xperia Play was revealed in MWC. It is the worlds first Playstation certified phone. It comes with major game titles.Here is a review of the major game titles in XPERIA Play Continue reading “Video Demos of Xperia Play games”