Recent in Month: February 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Officially Announced For Verizon Wireless

Feb 28th - Touted as the world’s thinnest tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 has officially been announced for Verizon Wireless and will be available at store near you, starting March 1st. The Galaxy Tab 7.8 features, you guessed it, a 7.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with 1280×800 resolution, 1.4GHz (unspecified) dual-core processor 3.2MP camera with LED flash, ...

Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.2 [MWC 2012]

Feb 28th - Samsung is continuing their line of WiFi-enabled media players with the introduction of the Galaxy S WiFi 4.2. The Galaxy S sans cellular radio was on the show floor here at MWC and we had the opportunity to check it out. Not much has changed since last years 4.7 and 5-inch models — you get ...

Google’s Mobile World Congress App Provides Android Pin Checklist

Feb 28th - Some of us at Mobile World Congress have been hunting down the massive amount of Android collectible pins. For those of you who need something to keep track of what you’re finding, the Google team has an awesome app for you.   Their Mobile World Congress application not only gives attendees information on developers featured ...

Verizon: 5% of Customers Use 4G LTE; Over 200 Million Americans Covered With It

Feb 28th - Verizon Wireless’s aggressive LTE rollouts are a continued effort, but they decided to take some time today to reflect on their progress so far. They boast that over 200 million Americans are covered with 4G, which is more than two-thirds of the population. They also went on to state that 5% of their consumer base, ...

ASUS Padfone Hands-On: Phone, Tablet, Laptop Collide Awesomely [VIDEO]

Feb 28th - Loving gadgets can be an expensive hobby. While everyone might want a smartphone, a tablet, and a laptop, not everyone can afford all three. And if you’re going to buy all 3, why settle for anything but a seamless experience? The ASUS Padfone is my clear favorite for the best gadget of MWC 2012. It’s a ...

Android Jelly Bean to Arrive This Fall, Says Google Exec

Feb 28th - It was only yesterday that we’d spotted jelly beans being offered to folks behind closed doors. If not for the fact that the next letter for the next version of Android is J, people put two and two together to suggest that Android Jelly Bean would be the codename for the next major version of ...

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity Video Hands-on [MWC 2012]

Feb 28th - The Transformer Prime may have been the most powerful tablet on the market for a bit, but it has a younger, strong brother coming to take over the task of protecting the family. We got our hands on the ASUS Trasnformer Pad Infinity (700 series). The device will be positioned above the Transformer Prime and ...

ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Series Video Hands-on [MWC 2012]

Feb 28th - We made the weird trek over to ASUS’ booth here at Mobile World Congress to bet let in on a world of stunning tablets. One of those tablets was the ASUS Transformer Pad 300. It’s a device positioned for the affordable market but that doesn’t mean it’s crap. In fact, it’s actually still quite good. ...

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The Motorola Defy’s resilience put to the test at Mobile World Congress

Feb 28th - We’ve known for a while now that the Motorola Defy is designed to withstand the rigors of everyday life, but at this year’s Mobile World Congress we got more than the standard water dunk test to prove it. Motorola is letting attendees have a go at wrecking the Defy by dumping sand on top of ...

First Look: HTC One V [MWC 2012]

Feb 28th - The HTC One V might be the lowest specced of the three HTC One devices announced at Mobile World Congress, but it might also be the one that holds a place closest to our hearts. An update on a “retro” design, one HTC rep described the V designation as standing for vintage. So what exactly ...

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Intel Announces New Mobile Chipsets for Budget Consumers

Feb 28th - Intel’s attempt to break into the mobile game seems to be somewhat successful with both Motorola and Lenovo committed to bring at least one phone to the market with their technology, but Intel’s not going to stop with one chipset. First up is the dual-core Intel Atom Z2580. Alongside the added core (a step up ...

Samsung Admits They’re Not Doing So Well in Tablets

Feb 28th - Mobile World Congress is full of suits and big wigs from several companies in the telecom sect. One of those companies, of course, is Samsung. And one suit from Samsung was Hankil Yoon, a product strategy executive for the Korean company. Yoon’s not fond of sugar-coating, apparently, as he flat-out told CNET that Samsung just ...