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Mobile World Congress 2010

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Emporia Elegance and Solid handsets designed for seniors

Austrian mobile phone-manufacturer Emporia has released two new models - the Elegant and the Solid - at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The new handsets add to the company’s range aimed at seniors, mobility impaired users and other groups who primarily just wan to make and receive calls. Both feature a high contrast OLED 1.8-inch screen, a magnifying function that lets you enlarge the characters on screen, large buttons, and an extra loud speaker that is compatible with hearing aids. Read More

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Samsung shows first LTE (4G) Netbook

Samsung began demonstrating the world’s first Long Term Evolution (LTE) netbook PC at Mobile World Congress 2010 here today. Samsung’s own in-house designed LTE modem chipset, Kalmia, enabled the development of a small form factor netbook with LTE capability. Samsung demonstrated live video streaming via the company’s own LTE network equipment on the Samsung netbook N150.The Samsung netbook N150 is currently available in market with HSPA 3G communications and WiFi access and will become commercially available with LTE in appropriate markets. Read More

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Motorola QUENCH with MOTOBLUR and Swype – 50 wpm texting!

Motorola has announced a new touchscreen handset, QUENCH (CLIQ XT in the US) with MOTOBLUR, the company’s Android-powered content delivery service, which organizes messages and syncs contacts. QUENCH features pinch and zoom and a touchpad as well as Adobe Flash Lite to make web browsing easier on the 3.1-inch high-resolution display. It has also incorporated Swype - technology that enables users to input words faster and easier than other data input methods, claimed at more than 50 words per minute. Read More

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Sony Ericsson announces Co-creation platform

Not content with a new range of mobile handsets, Sony Ericsson has announced what it says is its vision for the future of mobile entertainment - ‘Co-creation’ – using the launch of its new online platform Creations. The concept behind Co-creation is to create “a community and a movement where they [consumers, content publishers and developers] come together to personalize, share and continuously evolve and co-create mobile content.Read More

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Two new compact versions of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 - the mini and the mini pro

Sony Ericsson has unveiled two new, compact versions of its Xperia X10 handset at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Both the Xperia X10 mini and X10 mini pro are smaller than a credit card and will combine the Android platform along with a version of the company’s UX platform specifically designed for smaller devices. The X10 mini pro also features a slide out QWERTY keyboard. Read More

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Mobile companies band together to create giant app store

Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, 24 of the world’s largest and most influential wireless carriers – with a combined subscriber base of around 3 billion - have announced they are joining forces to create the Wholesale Applications Community. This venture is designed to make it easier for software developers to write and supply apps for as many phones as possible, regardless of their platform. Obviously, the group hopes this proposed mega-store will emulate the likes of Apple and Nokia in the growing app store marketplaceRead More

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