- Mobile Phones
Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012
At Mobile World Congress 2012, Microsoft chose to keep things simple by announcing the release of the Skype App for Windows Phone, alongside new hardware requirements for devices targeted at entry level markets.
Months after its short appearance at Computex Taipei last year, the ASUS PadFone becomes official at its launch in MWC 2012. ASUS offers the PadFone with the optional PadFone Station and Station Dock.
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New products aside, Nokia also announced new apps such as Nokia Reader and Nokia Transport for its Lumia smartphones. Its existing Nokia Drive app will get an update that adds speed limit alert.
At Mobile World Congress, Nokia officially announces the global availability of the Lumia 900. At the same time, the Nokia Lumia 610 was also announced, joining the Windows Phone family as its fourth member, with new Nokia services coming along in March and April 2012.
Nokia's press conference is finally over, with exactly six devices announced as expected. The real twist in the press conference, is the Nokia 808 PureView with its 41-megapixel sensor. Yes, you've read it right. 41-megapixels.
Right after HTC's announcement of its One smartphones, the three Android 4.0 devices are spotted as a pre-order on Clove, a UK online retailer. The One X, One S and One V are priced at 410 pounds, 375 pounds and 220 pounds respectively.
A day before Mobile World Congress kicks off, and we have more official news coming straight from Barcelona. Joining the list of announcements is HTC's One series, comprising of the HTC One X, HTC One S and HTC One V.
Both the Sony Xperia P and U are now official, joining its earlier announced sibling, the Sony Xperia S as part of the Xperia NXT series of smartphones. Both devices are armed with dual-core processors and will be available in Q2 2012.
Nothing can stop Samsung from introducing surprise products as MWC 2012 approaches. One of these is the Galaxy Beam which allows users to share content thanks to its built-in projector.
The full details of the Huawei Ascend D Quad are out. Rumors of it being powered by the company's own quad-core processor have proven to be right, on top of a 4.5-inch display with a 720p resolution and Google Android 4.0 loaded within.