mwc 2012

Dolphin Browser’s New Voice Commands Let You Talk Your Way Through The Web

Way back in the days of Android yore, the stock browser got the job done but did so with a minimum of flair. Now there's no shortage of first-rate mobile browsers out there, but mobile browser war mai

Microsoft Releases Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Here’s Where To Get It

Tired of just hearing about<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/windows-8/"> Windows 8 </a>all the time? Well then, you're in luck -- Microsoft has finally released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

The Doro PhoneEasy 740: Finally, An Android Phone For Your Grandparents

Accessibility has become quite the theme here at Mobile World Congress: <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/02/27/nokia-lu/">Nokia</a> and ZTE have announced new low-cost devices to bring push W

Google’s Schmidt: If Google Gets It Right, There Will Be An Android In Every Pocket

The number of people in the world has now reached 7 billion people, but the number that have been online are only at 2 billion, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, said today at a keynote pres

TC@MWC: The Huawei Ascend D Quad Is One Of The Nicest Phones You’ll Never Buy

After hearing that Huawei had revealed "the world's fastest smartphone" in the form of the Ascend D Quad, we knew we had to seek it out. Well, we finally managed to score a little hands-on time with t

TC@MWC: Hands-On With The Surprisingly Solid Asus Padfone

The Padfone is a peculiar beast, to be sure. Given the right accessories (and enough money, I suppose), Asus's newest smartphones can easily transform into a tablet and a faux-notebook in the blink of

Facebook Mobile Operator Billing Opens App Economy To The Credit Card-less

The mobile web, not the smartphone or traditional web, is Facebook's most popular interface. Now those hundreds of millions of users, including prepaid mobile customers in emerging markets who lack cr

Quietly Brilliant, But HTC Sure Made Some Noise At MWC

Wow. We expected a lot of news out of Mobile World Congress but who knew HTC would have <em>so.</em> <em>freaking.</em> <em>much.</em> I was having trouble keeping track of it myself, so for the g

Stay of Execution — Evi May Stay In App Store If It Doesn’t Look Like Siri

Only yesterday we <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/02/26/apple-prepares-to-pull-evi-from-app-store-did-it-slap-down-siri/">reported</a> that <a href="http://www.evi.com/">Evi</a>, a new iPhon

Facebook: Privacy Needs To Be Just As Easy To Control On Mobile As On The Web

Facebook, currently in a quiet period as it prepares for its IPO, is stone-cold silent on whether it really will ever launch a mobile device, and whether it plans to launch mobile advertising to compl

Visa Launches Mobile Payments Provisioning Service; Teams Up With Vodafone

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Visa announced a new over-the-air provisioning service for smartphones for use with Visa's payWave mobile payments system. The service will make it easier for op

Intel Announces New Smartphone Partnerships With Lava, ZTE, And Visa

We've already caught wind of the Lenovo K800 and Orange's newly-announced<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/02/26/meet-intels-newest-smartphone-a-low-cost-device-designed-for-orange-in-europe/"

TC@MWC: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 Finally Nails The Formula

I'm no great fan of Samsung's 5+ inch Galaxy Note -- it's just too darned big for me to use the way I want to. The Galaxy Note 10.1 on the other hand pumps up size to a more familiar level, and the en

Isis Revealed: Carrier-Led Mobile Payments Venture Shows Off Its New App, Announces Banking Partners

<a href="http://www.paywithisis.com/">Isis</a>, the carrier-led joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today new partnerships with Chase

StumbleUpon Gets NFC Sharing & More On Android; Rolls Out New UI Across Platforms

At The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, <a href="http://www.stumbleupon.com/home">StumbleUpon</a>, the veteran content discovery platform, will be announcing "its first major integration with

Asus Officially Unveils The Accessory-Laden Padfone

There you have it folks. The Asus Padfone is about as real as a phone can be, now that Asus has formally unveiled the little beast here at Mobile World Congress. What we're looking at is a 4.3-inc

Nokia Announces The 808 PureView And Its 41MP Camera, We Go Hands-On

I think it's safe to say that the new 808 Pureview handset was a surprise to just about everyone here at Nokia's press conference. Not only did Nokia manage to squeeze a 41-megapixel sensor (no, that'

John Wang, HTC: ‘We Have Not Given Up On Windows Phones’

In Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress, Taiwanese handset maker HTC yesterday gave us a glimpse of its new, lean-and-mean smartphone strategy, HTC One -- a unified set of Android devices complete w

Nokia Unveils Their Newest Windows Phone: The Budget-Conscious Lumia 610

And there we have it! Nokia's Executive Vice President of Mobile Devices has just taken the stage again here at Nokia's MWC press conference to officially unveil their new entry-level Lumia 610 smartp

Live With Nokia At MWC: Nokia’s New Smartphones Are Its Feature Phones

I'm sitting in the packed press room for the Nokia press conference. Stephen Elop has just come out and right off the bat praised his company's performance in the last year, a huge one for the comp
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