MWC09

  • Nokia unveils the E55 at MWC09

    Nokia unveils the E55 at MWC09

    Today at Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona, Nokia's "Dean of Devices" Kai Öistämö announced the Nokia E55, their slimmest QWERTY (SureType) device yet. It will be available in Europe this summer for roughly $340 USD. Amongst the details currently announced is an incredibly impressive one month stand-by time. Update: We got the deets. Read More

  • Hands on with the Garmin M20: Meh.

    Hands on with the Garmin M20: Meh.

    This may give you an idea of how crazy Mobile World Congress can get: the first hands on demo of our trip went down when we were still at the airport. Well, in a car right outside of it – but still. Garmin/Asus offered us a ride to our hotel along with a hands-on of their newly announced nuvifone M20; a free ride and a product demo? We couldn’t resist. While we appreciate them sparing… Read More

  • MC is Barcelona bound

    MC is Barcelona bound

    Mobile World Congress in Barcelona kicks off in just 3 days, and we’re headed out the door for the first leg of our trip. We’re still a car, train, and plane ride away – but Barcelona, here we come! So what can we expect? Too much to list. Samsung is bringing all kinds of stuff (but no Android, and no 12MP camera phone, according to SamsungCentral). All sorts of Android goodness… Read More

  • T-Mobile dates, prices the Samsung Memoir

    T-Mobile dates, prices the Samsung Memoir

    Today at MWC, T-Mobile unveiled the Memoir (again) and announced that it will be available February 25th for $249.99. You can find all the details you want on the Memoir here. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson sort of announces the 12.1 megapixel "Idou"

    Sony Ericsson sort of announces the 12.1 megapixel "Idou"

    Want to know something I learned today? If you forget the power adapter required for making US style plugs play friendly with the outlets in Spain and happen to have arrived on a Sunday, you are screwed. All the stores are closed and, if your hotel is like mine, the “concierge” dude sitting at the front desk watching spanish Futurama doesn’t give a crap. Oh, and I also learned… Read More

  • We're off to Barcelona

    We're off to Barcelona

    Mobile World Congress in Barcelona kicks off in just 3 days, and we’re headed out the door for the first leg of our trip. We’re still a car, train, and plane ride away – but Barcelona, here we come! So what can we expect? Too much to list. Samsung is bringing all kinds of stuff (but no Android, and no 12MP camera phone, according to SamsungCentral). All sorts of Android goodness… Read More

  • Acer parties like it's 2003 with new DX650, X960 smartphones

    Acer parties like it's 2003 with new DX650, X960 smartphones

    Somewhere in the heart of Mount Fuji, Acer’s crack team of designers are listening to Hail to the Thief and pounding back Zima because they have finally gotten the world’s attention. You see, Acer’s smartphone division has been completely forgotten within the company – someone tasked them with creating a touchscreen phone back in 2003 or so and then forgot to let them out… Read More

  • Garmin-Asus outs the latest and greatest nuvifone – the impressive G60 & cute M20

    Garmin-Asus outs the latest and greatest nuvifone – the impressive G60 & cute M20

    In light of MWC next week, Garmin-Asus has made a full announcement about the upcoming nuvifone product line. Which, btw, isn't nearly as fun as spy shots and rumors, but we'll take it. The original G60 that we have been hearing about for nearly a year seems like it will finally be released and might be a solid contender judging by the specs. Garmin-Asus is announcing a new player however, in the… Read More

  • Facebook begins mobile blitz

    Facebook begins mobile blitz

    Facebook strategists clearly see the potential for growth in the mobile sector, seeing as 13% of their users log in from their phones. To some that number would have the appearance of success, but Facebook sees nowhere to go but up. They've begun talks with pretty much everyone in the business, and are hoping to bring more Facebook to more handsets, including Palm's much-anticipated Pre and… Read More

  • Samsung delaying Android offering until late 2009

    Samsung delaying Android offering until late 2009

    If you were holding your breath until MWC to see if Samsung would drop its promised Android-based phone, you can exhale. It seems that the Samdroid will have to wait, as they’re still in negotiations with carriers and no hardware has been put forth. Shucks! It’s bad news for Samsung lovers, but there’s still a chance that HTC will give us a glimpse of the G2 (not this thing… Read More

 
  • Sony Ericsson announces the W395 to get it out of the way

    Sony Ericsson announces the W395 to get it out of the way

    Joining Samsung in the mentality of “Lets announce small stuff before MWC so that people don’t notice our gigantic leaks” is Sony Ericsson, who has gone ahead and announced the W395 Walkman phone. It’s not quite the beastly beaut we’re expecting to see next week at Mobile World Congress, but it might be just enough to tide over the desire for more leaks in the… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson releases C903 Cyber-shot in a pre-MWC explosion of phones

    Sony Ericsson releases C903 Cyber-shot in a pre-MWC explosion of phones

    It's stirring. Even in this harsh economy, SE is still launching two phones for MWC, a move that shows SE's dedication to the status quo and an understanding that consumers want more of the same. In a way, Sony Ericsson is telling the world "Yes, we're still alive and kicking. Yes, we still have phones. And yes, one is is a mid-level cameraphone for Europe." The SE C903 Cyber-shot is a "creative… Read More

  • Archos unveils plans for an Android-based Internet Media Tablet mobile "phone"

    Archos unveils plans for an Android-based Internet Media Tablet mobile "phone"

    Archos, best known for its line of hard drive-based portable media players, has announced plans to “extend its product line with a new ultra-thin Internet Media Tablet combined with a mobile phone, by merging Google’s Android telephony stack and the ARCHOS’ multimedia framework,” according to IT News Online. This new hybrid device (something of a joint effort between Archos… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson to announce 8-megapixel "Hikaru" Walkman phone at MWC09?

    Sony Ericsson to announce 8-megapixel "Hikaru" Walkman phone at MWC09?

    Take the 8-megapixel shooter and slider form factor from the Sony Ericsson C905, up the screen from 2.4″ to 2.6″, throw in stereo speakers, dedicated music keys and an oh-so-necessary 3.5mm headphone jack, and stamp on the Walkman logo. What do you get? The Hikaru. According to the SEMCBlog, we’ll see this high-end camera phone/music phone hybrid get announced at Sony… Read More

  • Two more Samsungs sneak out of the oven

    Two more Samsungs sneak out of the oven

    Okay, seriously. Its gotta be intentional at this point. Samsung is a more than a dozen pre-MWC leaks deep, with everything from the lowest of lows to their higher-end stuff out on the table. Two more Samsung phones purported to be getting their announcements next week have now leaked. Neither are anything groundbreaking, but we’ll cover’em for the sake of completion. From left to… Read More

  • Samsung to revamp TouchWiz for MWC09

    Samsung to revamp TouchWiz for MWC09

    With good ol Sammie Samsung’s pipes being all kinds of leaky this year, it’s not too surprising that Samsung is going ahead and announcing somethings right before Mobile World Congress. Might as well make sure word gets out properly, right? This morning, Samsung announced that they have revamped the TouchWiz UI that graces a number of its handsets, and will be demoing it in Barcelona… Read More

  • Samsung S8300 TouchWiz slider AKA Ultratouch coming tomorrow

    Samsung S8300 TouchWiz slider AKA Ultratouch coming tomorrow

    Hey, you. Get off the couch. Samsung’s S8300 TouchWiz slider with 8-megapixel camera is coming out tomorrow. Pricing and carrier are unknown at this time, but if you’re into sexy sliders with big touchscreens and Samsung’s pretty nice Croix interface, you, friend, are in luck. This thing comes packed tight with a 2.8″ WQVGA AMOLED touchscreen, 8 megapixel camera with… Read More

  • Confirmed: LG will debut the LG Arena KM900 at Mobile World Congress

    Confirmed: LG will debut the LG Arena KM900 at Mobile World Congress

    When word first got out of the LG Arena, we figured it was safe to say we could expect an official debut at Mobile World Congress – and it definitely was. LG has just pushed a previously unpublished shot of the KM900 (and its interface, which looks a whole lot less iPhone-y here than it did in previous shots) to their blog, saying nothing but “All will be revealed at Mobile World… Read More

  • Microsoft's SkyBox redubbed "My Phone", info page briefly goes live

    Microsoft's SkyBox redubbed "My Phone", info page briefly goes live

    Looks like the rumors from a few weeks back about Microsoft launching a MobileMe-esque product for Windows Mobile were spot on – except for the name. Earlier this morning a beta signup page briefly went live at GetSkybox.com, but wherever we expected to see “Skybox”, it said “My Phone” instead. Perhaps Microsoft got a bit tired of the Skynet references? The page has… Read More

  • Yet another Samsung phone leaks: the C6625

    Yet another Samsung phone leaks: the C6625

    Jeez – at this point, saying something like “when it rains, it pours” would almost seem rude. The number of Samsung phones leaked prior to MWC has now leapt out of “countable on two hands” territory, with details of an 11th previously unheard of Samsung phone, the C6625, making their way onto the tubes. Unlike all of the past leaks, this latest pre-announcement… Read More