MWC11

  • TCTV: Mobile World Congress 2011, Capsule Edition

    There’s still a full day left at the conference here in Barcelona, but we’ve seen most of what there is to see, and summarized it all up in this video for ease of consumption. Of course, all our coverage can be found at the MWC11 tag, or just by going to MobileCrunch. Watch the short video inside, and head to the links below for all our MWC love, plus a gallery of shots from around… Read More

  • Nvidia's Processor Roadmap Is A Gift To Geeks

    Kal-El, the quad-core megachip that Nvidia plans to come after Tegra 2, is exciting enough news, but what about the rest of the roadmap? Usually these charts reflect some internal logic and naming system, but stuff like Nehalem, Bulldozer, and Skulltrail are hard for the average geek to really relate to. Nvidia’s putting an end to that, in style. Read More

  • Gallery: HTC Flyer


    We’ve already got a little real-life video with HTC’s Flyer tablet, but the throng was too great yesterday to take any decent pictures. So the first thing I did this morning was drop by the HTC booth and get a few clean shots. I wasn’t watching my aperture so they turned out a little artsy. And that five-bokeh is a bit rough, isn’t it? I need a new lens. That’s… Read More

  • NEC's Dual-Screen Android Device Gets A Medical App

    The dual-screen Android device NEC showed off at CES wasn’t exactly a crowd-pleaser. Without the latest version of Android, and sporting a rather low five hours of battery life, there wasn’t much to get excited about. But I like the idea of two discrete screens a la the Entourage Edge and the ill-fated Courier. NEC decided it’s an interesting form factor for medical software… Read More

  • Hands-Off Video Demo: The HTC Flyer Android Tablet

    There she is, folks: HTC’s brand new, all-aluminum Android 2.4 tablet, the Flyer. Alas, as is somewhat standard protocol with ultra-early hardware, HTC wouldn’t let us actually touch the thing. They were more then willing to give us a quick tour around the device, though! High fives to the lady at the end who decides the perfect place for her camera (holder of the… Read More

  • Hands-On Gallery: The HTC Desire S, Wildfire S, and Incredible S

    Phew! Though the cat got let out of the bag a bit early (seriously guys, stop putting cats in bags. It’s a terrible way to keep a cat contained, and kind of cruel), HTC just announced a trio of new smartphones: the Desire S, the Wildfire S, and the Incredible S. We’re not going to pretend we got enough time with these devices to really weigh in on them with our first… Read More

  • Synaptics' New Touchscreens Can Detect The Head Of A Pin


    Synaptics is the company whose products you probably interact with every day without knowing. They’re always advancing the science of haptics and touch-detection, and their latest work is the most impressive yet. What they’ve done is integrate the touch controller (basically, the tiny chip that detects and reports touch activity) with the display driver. This means they can rule out… Read More

  • Longphone Is Long: The Acer Iconia Smart


    I’d like to have seen the meeting where this device was approved for development: “Well, the other guys are putting big screens on their phones, in 16:9. Let’s one-up them by making our phone 21:9, since that 21:9 TV sold so well!” Read More

  • HTC Announces The Desire S, Wildfire S, and Incredible S

    We’re camped outside of HTC’s event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where a handful of broken embargoes have just spoiled the mood a bit. Fortunately, the leaked news is probably good enough to make up for it. HTC’s taken just about each one of their greatest phones — the Desire, the Wildfire, the Incredible — and given’em a refresh. The new names? Read More

  • Meet HTC's Facebook Phones: The ChaCha, and the Salsa

    Are you addicted to Facebook? (Or, as they say on the streets: are you hooked on the ‘book?) Has your inner urge to look at drunk pictures of your friends grown to the point that you need a phone with a one-touch, dedicated Facebook button? You might want to get help — or you could just get one of HTC’s two just-announced “social phones”: the ChaCha and the Salsa Read More

  • HTC Announces Their First Android Tablet (And It's Not On Honeycomb): The HTC Flyer

    Tablets, tablets, tablets, tablets. iPads! Touchpads! Playbooks! G-Slates! These days, it seems like you’re not one of the cool kids unless you’ve got your own tablet. As of this morning, HTC’s able to sit themselves at the cool table. In other words, HTC’s got themselves a tablet now: the HTC Flyer. Read More

  • Soon Your Cheerios Box May Glow Like This One

    eCoupled is a company that works on wireless power stuff — you know, power mats, desktop chargers, that sort of thing, interesting but not quite ready for deployment. But at their booth here, they were also showing off this glowing Honey Nut Cheerios package. I love that cereal, so I had to investigate. Read More

  • TI's Prototype USB Pico Projector Is Tiny And Potentially Awesome

    I’ve reviewed a few pico projectors, and one of their main limitations seems to be input type. That is to say, there are too many input types, since they’re meant to accommodate a variety of devices. This little guy, seen at an event here at MWC, goes the opposite direction: it’s strictly USB. It uses a USB display driver and sends both image and power over the cable… Read More

  • Coming Soon: Kinect-Windows Phone 7 Mashups

    This is pretty cool, though I’m not sure it’ll get that much love. Microsoft just played a video here at MWC showing what they stressed was real code that allows for interaction between Windows Phone 7 and Kinect. Well, it wasn’t really Kinect-specific, except that the guy was playing a Kinect game. Read More

  • Samsung Releases Handsome PMP, The Galaxy S WiFi

    This little device is basically a Galaxy S without the phone, something similar in spirit to the iPot Touch. It has a LCD screen and comes in two versions, the 4-inch and 5-inch. It has a MicroSD slot and Wi-Fi, that’s sure, but there’s little else to report right now as the press site is still closed. We’ll get the lads at MWC11 on this. Read More

  • Quick Hands-On With The Optimus Pad/T-Mobile G-Slate

    In case you were wondering, yes, they’re the same thing. Originally revealed as the T-Mobile G-Slate, it was soon made clear that it was an LG-made tablet, and that they would be putting out their own self-branded version. They’re pretty much identical, with the G-Slate having some unannounced partnerships for mobile media and such. I got a quick hands-on at the LG booth, and… Read More

  • Windows Phone 7's Copy & Paste Update Coming In First Two Weeks Of March

    Just a quick one for those keeping track (read: Windows Phone 7 handset owners): According to the mighty word of Ballmer himself, WP7’s first big update (the one containing copy-and-paste functionality) will be hitting sometime in “the first two weeks of March”. This is a separate update from the other one that Microsoft detailed today, which will bring third-party… Read More

  • Windows Phone 7 To Get Internet Explorer 9 and Third Party Multi-Tasking Later This Year

    Boom! Though it’s day 2 or 3 or so (we’ve sort of lost track) of Mobile World Congress events for us, it’s technically Day 1 of the conference — and Microsoft just kicked things off with a lil’ announcement at Steve Ballmer’s keynote. Thus far, they’ve mentioned two big changes: Internet Explorer 9, and improved multi-tasking. Read More

  • World's Smallest GPS Unit Really Is Small

    Want to see how far we are into the future? That little dot there is a fully-functioning GPS unit, complete with ARM CPU and firmware. Its power draw is 58 milliwatts. Read More

  • The Umeox Apollo Is Powered By Android… And The Sun

    Surrounded by outlets no further than an arm’s length away, it’s easy to forget just how nice it is having power everywhere. Then the power goes out. Or you go camping. Or you’re living in a remote area of Africa, and you’ve got to walk a few miles to juice up your gear. How’s a smartphone junkie supposed to survive? Fortunately, there’s one power source… Read More