MWC 2008

Our first Android phone hands-on

Here, in all its madcap glory, is the GPhone: Android running on test hardware that looks compelling but not quite ready for prime time. The interface was quite snappy — it was almost exactly as

LG KF510, KF600, KF700 debut at MWC: KF700 has three input methods for your enjoyment

[photopress:kf700.jpg,full,right] Amazing bit of news here, but LG used this year’s MWC to debut some cellphones. Three cellphones, to be exact. From the low-end to the high-end (or nearest I ca

Several Android cellphones to be shown at MWC today

[photopress:androidatmwccc.jpg,full,right] Android-based cellphones are somewhere on the Mobile World Conference show floor in Barcelona. There were rumors last week of an ARM-branded Android phone be

SkyNet is online in Barcelona, doing well

[photopress:scaled.IMG_1196.JPG,full,pp_image] An actual company in Barceona SkyNet was brought online on August 4, 1997 and immediately crashed. Disheartened, it settled in the outskirts of Barcelona

Modu: Cool but flawed

[photopress:scaled.IMG_1205.JPG,full,pp_image] I was pretty down on Modu, which is essentially a module-based GSM system that consists of a tiny handset — no bigger than a business card and abou

Interview with Dov Moran, founder of Modu

HTC: Updated Advantage, Origami Shift, HTC P3470 w/ TomTom

The HTC Advantage, enhanced for your pleasure Not much new out of HTC this show. They updated the Shift to run Vista with the Origami Experience 2.0 (I saw these guys live at Red Rocks back in 1983 &#

Motorola's MWC sexy-time… not!

Motorola just launched three phones, the W181, the W161, and the Z6w (the press page is missing so I added a placeholder). Do they excite you? Do you like them? With the introduction of the Wi-Fi enab

Nokia 6210: Navigator phone

Huh… the 6210 has an accelerometer and a built-in compass along with GPS. Now that’s something interesting. Perhaps this could be their next work-out phone? The 6210 supports Maps 2.0 and

Nokia 6220: GPS photo phone

The 6220 has a 5-megapixel camera with flash and geotagging. It will cost about 325 euros ($375) and supports HSDPA along with Nokia’s new Maps 2.0 application. It has a music player, FM radio,

New Nokia N-Series: N96 and N78

Here comes Nokia out of the gate with a set of two N-Series devices, the N96 and the N78. Both of these should be available in the U.S., so that’s the first plus, and they’re priced at a p

Sony Ericsson's two girls I'd go home with: the G700 and G900

[photopress:G900_Dark_Brown_PP01.jpg,thumb,pp_image][photopress:G700_PP01_Silk_Bronze.jpg,thumb,pp_image] I’ve liked UIQ for years and, as we all know, I’m not a WinMo man. Therefore, I wa

SEX1 (get it?) hands-on It’s a little dark but you generally see how these little “workspaces” work. You click one and it pops up. Clearly the X1s t

SE unveils Xperia brand with X1

Launched at MWC is the Xperia line and with it comes the X1. A Windows Mobile device that isn’t fully WinMo with a 3-inch display, QWERTY keyboard, 3.2-megapixel camera with AF, optical joystick

SE Z770: wicked fast clamshell

The Z770 clamshell features a 2-megapixel camera with 2.5x digital zoom, video viewing, stereo Bluetooth, UMTS/HSDPA/GSM/GPRS connectivity, FM radio and the ability to tether to your laptop. It boasts

Sony Ericsson officially announces W980 aka Alona

Today at MWC Sony Ericsson officially announced the Alona, which will be sold under the W980 moniker. The latest Walkman phone brings 8GB of internal storage, superior sound quality, which is supposed

Liveblogging the Sony Ericsson announcement

Going to try to Cover the Sony Ericsson press conference Live today for all you Sunday morning S-E lovers. Stay tuned. CoverItLive died. Click the jump for text liveblogging.

MAXRoam: It's what's for dinner

Just a quick note to mention that is a really great service. Essentially it’s a reduced rate pre-paid SIM card that lets you add multiple numbers to the same SIM. For example, I now

Hands-on with the Samsung Soul

[photopress:IMG_1116.JPG,full,pp_image] Got a moment to play with the Samsung Soul and I’m really please with the initial screens — everything works very well through the haptic directiona

Palm's advertising plan in Europe: Kinda mean

I’m all for a little snark in advertising. Heck, if it weren’t for snark I’d be out of a job. But I saw this on a sign here at MWC last night and I kind of think it’s really me
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