Best of Mobile World Congress 2013

Mar 1st - Mobile World Congress has come and gone, and though it wasn’t as exciting as years past, there was plenty of cool new kit to check out. From dual-screen concepts to 7-inch smartphones, manufacturers got creative this year as advancements in hardware specs have stalled. If you missed any of our coverage from the past week, […]

Inpofi takes wireless charging on the go [VIDEO]

Feb 28th - We’ve seen wireless charging, but portable wireless charging? Inpofi is using a new technology to provide cable-free power, at home or the go. Instead of using magnetic induction, a process that generates heat pollution, Inpofi uses hardware installed in a case (and maybe soon, your phone) and the separate charging station, a computer chip the […]

Soti’s display mirroring technology offers plenty of possibilities [VIDEO]

Feb 28th - Having an issue with your phone? Soon you could be able to receive remote diagnostics and service thanks to Soti. The company provides display mirroring technology for Android handsets that serves a myriad of purposes. Aside from allowing a remote service tech access to your phone for quick tune-up, Soti also gives you a desktop […]

Hands-on: €120 Acer Iconia B1 [VIDEO]

Feb 27th - While drowning in tech here at Mobile World Congress 2013, we got our grubby little hands on the recently announced Acer Iconia B1. In case you were wondering, the B1 stands for you have to Be One cheapass buyer to pick up something this low priced. Priced at a rock bottom low $120 for 8GB […]

Hands-on: NEC Medias W – the latest foldable, dual-screened Android

Feb 27th - At the tail-end of January, Japanese carrier NTT Docomo announced their new lineup of Android devices (11 in all), one of which included the dual-screened foldable NEC Medias W. We’ve seen handset designs like this before with the failed launch of the Kyocera Echo and Sony Tablet P. That being said, we weren’t expecting too […]

Hands-on: Alcatel One Touch Star and One Touch Idol

Feb 27th - New for Mobile World Congress, the Alcatel One Touch Star is an entry level device that packs a bit of style to boot. Think of it as something along the lines of LG’s L Series. It features a 4-inch display, dual-core 1GHz processor, and 5MP camera. The One Touch Star runs Jelly Bean (4.1) with […]

Hands-on: Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra [VIDEO]

Feb 27th - Alcatel One Touch has plenty of device’s to show off at Mobile World Congress, but if any sticks out above the rest it’s the Idol Ultra. While the specs don’t necessarily “wow” us at every turn, it’s the beautifully simple (and sleek) build that makes the handset so attractive. Perhaps that’s because the materials and […]

Hands-on: Sony Xperia Tablet Z [VIDEO]

Feb 26th - It was barely announced, officially, just yesterday, and today we spent a little time in Sony’s booth, taking a look at their all new Sony Xperia Tablet Z. Sony touts the tab as the world’s thinnest 10.1-inch tablet, featuring a thickness of just 6.99mm (that’s thinner than many smartphones). Upon seeing the device in person, […]

Hands-on: Huawei Ascend P2 [VIDEO]

Feb 26th - Huawei has issued their followup to the Ascend P1, the phone the kicked off the Chinese manufacturer’s transition to the high-end smartphone market. The phone features the most refined design of the company’s top tier handsets — it’s not quite as large as the the Ascend Mate or Ascend D2, making it Huawei’s most approachable […]

Hands-on: HP Slate 7 [VIDEO]

Feb 26th - HP has announced its own sub-$200 Android slate and named it accordingly. The HP Slate 7 was on the floor at MWC and we gave it the inaugural hands-on treatment, getting a feel for what the company that bought webOS is bringing to Android. The short answer is not much more than what others making […]

First look: Gaming on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 mobile processor [VIDEO]

Feb 26th - Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 mobile processing platform is due to drop later this year, but the company was showing off the new system-on-a-chip at Mobile World Congress. We got to check out a lot of cool features the new CPU will offer, including media and audio, but we also had some time to have a go […]

Hands-on: YotaPhone and its dual-screen LCD/E Ink displays [VIDEO]

Feb 26th - We’ve heard plenty about the YotaPhone since the handset was unveiled late last year. While it’s not the first Android smartphone to gamble on the functionality of dual displays, the YotaPhone is the first to run with that idea, changing up the game by opting for a battery friendly LCD/E Ink combo. We were given […]

Hands-on: ZTE Grand Memo [VIDEO]

Feb 26th - 2013 looks to be the year of the phablet here at Mobile World Congress, and ZTE wasn’t going to leave the show without putting forth their contender. Following on the heels of the surprisingly impressive Grand S, the ZTE Grand Memo is a 5.7-inch behemoth pushing a 720p resolution display, 13MP camera, and a quad-core […]

Hands-on: ASUS Fonepad [VIDEO]

Feb 25th - ASUS has yet another twist on the phone/tablet hybrid here at Mobile World Congress. The ASUS Fonepad is, as the name suggests, a combination of the two devices. It is not, however, another Padfone. Instead, it’s a 7-inch tablet with full calling capabilities. Appearance-wise, the Fonepad shares a lot in common with the ASUS-made Nexus […]

Hands-on: ASUS Padfone Infinity [VIDEO]

Feb 25th - ASUS just introduced us to the latest member of the Padfone family, the Padfone Infinity and we had a chance to go hands-on with the phone/tablet hybrid. Unlike the equally new Fonepad, which is more or less a tablet with full phone functionality, the Padfone is all phone until you slide the 5-inch handset into […]