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Mobile World Congress 2014

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Huawei unveils high-end MediaPad X1 phablet

By - February 27, 2014 6 Pictures
China's Huawei has launched a new 7-inch HD alternative to the still mighty Nexus 7 or Amazon's similarly-sized Kindle Fire HDX at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, but one with the added bonus of full mobile telephony capabilities. The flagship MediaPad X1 phablet packs high resolution cameras front and back, offers a choice of operating environments and promises a long battery life. Read More
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Privacy and security focused Blackphone launches at MWC

By - February 26, 2014 1 Picture
Security and privacy are issues that have been brought more sharply into focus than ever of late, following multiple high-profile data breaches and ongoing revelations about NSA spying activities. SGP Technologies, a joint venture between Silent Circle and Geeksphone, wants to tackle these issues with the launch of a new smartphone. The Blackphone is aimed at providing users with control over their security and privacy. Read More
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Sony introduces thin and light Xperia Z2 waterproof tablet

By - February 26, 2014 7 Pictures
Sony is claiming that the new Xperia Z2 Tablet launched at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, this week is the world's slimmest and lightest waterproof slate around. The new 10-inch flagship tablet also packs Qualcomm's speedy Snapdragon 801 chip, runs Android 4.4 Kitkat, and features image and audio enhancement technologies for, according to Sony, unbeatable viewing and best-ever sound. Read More
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Ibis dual-face smartwatch concept revealed at Mobile World Congress

By - February 25, 2014 4 Pictures
While the big players in the smartwatch market continue to tweak their designs, searching for a device with the right mix of functionality and style, others are banking on the latter being the force to drive mass-market appeal. Finnish company Creoir Ltd certainly fits this description. Its concept Ibis Dual Face Smart Watch on show at this week's Mobile World Congress bears a closer resemblance to a piece of jewelry than other smartwatch designs on offer. Read More
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Yota Devices announces 2nd gen dual-screen YotaPhone

By - February 24, 2014 5 Pictures
When Yota Devices released the YotaPhone last year, it was the first smartphone to feature both a standard LCD touch screen and an always-on electronic paper display (EPD) on the back. The Russian firm has now announced a new version of the device. The YotaPhone 2 features a larger EPD with full touch control, as well as an improved AMOLED color display and the Android OS. Read More
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Samsung's Galaxy S5: 5.1-in display, fingerprint scanner, and heart rate sensor

By - February 24, 2014 3 Pictures
At this week's Mobile World Congress, we're going to see lots of new smartphones, tablets, and wearables on display for all the world to see. But none of them are likely to garner nearly as much attention as the one Samsung just announced. After months of rumors, the Korean company's 2014 flagship smartphone is now official. Meet the Samsung Galaxy S5. Read More

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