• Rumor Roundup: What To Expect From HTC At Mobile World Congress

    Rumor Roundup: What To Expect From HTC At Mobile World Congress

    With the end of February nearly in sight, the tech community is all abuzz with talk about Mobile World Congress, the huge mobile conference set to take place in beautiful Barcelona in just over a week. All the big players will be there (though some will be less conspicuous than before), and of course among them will be Taiwan-based phone giant HTC. Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy S 2 Gets Leaked Ahead Of MWC

    Look what just got leaked ahead of the announcement. That’s right, it’s the Samsung Galaxy S 2. The guys over at Moveplayer noticed that Korean news site Paran dropped the ball on the embargo and threw up the info. Read ahead to see the specs. Read More

  • Rumor: Samsung To Announce The Galaxy Tab 2 On Sunday (Update: Website Confirms Tab II Name And Specs)

    The Galaxy Tab entered 2011 as one of the more worthwhile tablets on the market. It’s rumored that Samsung, wanting to stay competitive against growing tablet offerings, will release a 10-inch version of the Tab at the Mobile World Congress on Sunday. The new tablet will run Honeycomb: Android’s OS optimized for tablets. Samsung currently offers the Tab as a 7-inch tablet; a… Read More

  • Pico Projectors Aren't Far Off From Next-gen Smartphones

    We’ve talked about pico projectors quite a bit. Right now, there’s nothing terribly exciting about them; the images are dim and projectors themselves aren’t small enough to be super useful. We know that pico projector integration into smartphones is imminent, but when? Read More

  • Sony's Playstation Phone tipped for possible MWC 2011 reveal, won't be Playstation branded

    The idea of an Android-based Playstation phone doesn’t make a great deal of sense to me, and Sony Ericsson seem to agree with me — at least on the branding. Today, CEO Bert Nordberg told the Wall Street Journal that the device will carry Xperia branding, rather than Playstation. More interestingly, though, he alluded to a reveal at MWC 2011… Read More

  • GSMA to host first ever Macworld Mobile at Mobile World Congress 2011

    GSMA, the organizers of the annual, massive Mobile World Congress, have announced a couple of new developments this morning. For one, the organization is to expand the developer-focused programme at the event to include new elements such as Macworld Mobile and the Brand App Challenge. In addition, the organization has announced new speakers, including Sir Martin Sorrell, chief exec of WPP and… Read More

  • Puma Phone by Sagem given some hands-on treatment

    When I first saw shots of the new Puma phone, I was a little skeptical. It looked decent enough, but the whole solar charging thing made it seem a little gimmicky. After seeing the following video from Mobile World Congress, however, it’s beginning to look more like a smartphone I’d actually use. Read More

  • Reminder: TechCrunch Mobile 2010 – Barcelona 17 Feb, at MWC

    [UPDATE: We are now SOLD OUT] During the 2010 GSM World Mobile Congress, TechCrunch Europe will be returning to Barcelona for yet another interactive and live-video-streamed session featuring some of the most innovative and interesting mobile startups and investors in Europe. You can get your tickets to the event here. And by the way, you don;t actually have to be signed up to Mobile World… Read More

  • Vodafone's $15 phone for the developing world

    The mood in Barcelona must be somber, for the city’s team lost to Atletico Madrid yesterday. Granted, Atletico Madrid is Barcelona’s bogey team, but come on, Atletico Madrid?! Team CrunchGear could beat those guys on the pitch. Still, the Mobile World Congress soldiers on. Here’s something that caught my interest—something aside from the Windows Phone!—is the… Read More

  • Acer is blowing up with neoTouch and beTouch, more Android and Windows on the way

    Acer isn’t showing any signs of slowing down at Mobile World Congress this week. Just this morning, the manufacturer announced the Liquid e and now we have the neoTouch and beTouch. A little strange with the name scheme, but let’s see just what these devices are packing, shall we? Read More

  • Hands-on Video: Windows Phone 7 Series in action

    While we were allowed to play with the just-announced Windows Phone 7 Series operating system behind closed doors a few hours ago, it was a strictly no-photo, no-video deal. We just left a slightly more public showing of Windows Phone, where representatives had handsets at the ready – and this time, video was okay. Read More