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Mobile Industry Sees Shift in Innovation

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The Mobile World Congress showed how the locus of innovation is shifting in the industry....
Mobile Industry Sees Shift in Innovation

Nokia ditches Windows Phone with its latest device aimed at developing markets

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale While most of our attention in the mobile world is focused on smartphones, there’s a massive opportunity  for any company that can take over so-called developing markets, i.e. places where people are still mostly using relatively simple ”feature phones”. Taking...
Nokia ditches Windows Phone with its latest device aimed at developing markets
How much would you pay for a stylus? Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 reviewed

China expresses concern at Android's domination of its smartphone market

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The greatest truism in the mobile world these days is that Android is growing, however its exponential expansion isn't being welcomed with open arms by all. A new research paper from the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (translated by Reuters) has concluded that the country's "mobile operating...
China expresses concern at Android's domination of its smartphone market

VIDEO: How to feed a pet from your phone

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The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones reports on some of the apps and gadgets using wireless technology that could be enhancing our lives in the near future, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona....
VIDEO: How to feed a pet from your phone
Intel gets aggressive with new smartphone and tablet chips

No Nokia tablet on tap for Mobile World Congress this year

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No Nokia tablet on tap for Mobile World Congress this year

Firefox OS is repeating the mistakes of others and hoping for a different outcome

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I feel bad for Mozilla, I really do. Competitors and the march of time are closing in quicker than it can raise its defenses. Her crown jewel, Firefox, is feeling the squeeze as Chrome encroaches on its hard-won territory and mobile offensives have proven largely fruitless. This leaves Mozilla...
Firefox OS is repeating the mistakes of others and hoping for a different outcome

Ubuntu smartphone preview coming February 21 for Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4

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Developers (and plenty of brave geeks) will soon be able to get a taste of Ubuntu’s smartphone version — assuming they have a Galaxy Nexus or Nexus 4. Ubuntu developer Canonical announced today that it will release a Developer Preview image, along with the necessary tools to install it,...
Ubuntu smartphone preview coming February 21 for Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4
The Nokia 301 Is An $85 Feature Phone With Smartphone-Style Camera Tricks To Nip At Android's Low End

Samsung Galaxy S4 announced: 5″ 441ppi screen, 13mp camera, 4G LTE support, rolls out this April

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Today at its Galaxy S event in New York, Samsung has officially announced the much-teased Galaxy S IV, featuring 4G LTE support, a 5″ 441ppi screen, a 7.9mm-thick body and a 13mp camera. The device weighs in at 130 grams and includes new infrared gesture, temperature and humidity sensors. According to Samsung’s JK Shin, the...
Samsung Galaxy S4 announced: 5″ 441ppi screen, 13mp camera, 4G LTE support, rolls out this April

The ever-expanding smartphone screen: how supersized became everyday

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It used to be that any smartphone screen beyond three inches was considered big -- and it was, for an audience still weaning itself off of flip phones and PDAs. Flash-forward several years, however, and we're to the point where many won't even consider less than a 4-inch screen,...
The ever-expanding smartphone screen: how supersized became everyday
A plea to HP: make your mobile products pop
Intel's creepy face-tracking takes cues from 'Minority Report' ads (hands-on)

LG's Optimus L Series smartphones top 15 million sales, as their successors wait in the wings

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Following the announcement that it would debut its new Optimus L Series II smartphones at Mobile World Congress earlier in the week, Korean smartphone maker LG has provided an update on its the original L Series range, noting that sales have now eclipsed 15 million units. LG says that over...
LG's Optimus L Series smartphones top 15 million sales, as their successors wait in the wings

Google's Low Profile at Show Belies Its Clout

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Google kept a low profile during this year's biggest mobile-industry event here, but the Internet-search giant's long tentacles were visible all across the Mobile World Congress....
Google's Low Profile at Show Belies Its Clout

Hands-on with LG's new Optimus L Series II Android smartphones

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LG announced the second iteration of its Optimus L Series smartphones earlier this month, but it’s held off on actually showing the devices to the public until Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The LG Optimus 7II has the highest specs out of the trio , offering a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm...
Hands-on with LG's new Optimus L Series II Android smartphones

Nokia Lumia 521 launching with T-mobile

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T-Mobile has revealed that it will exclusively offer the Windows 8 powered Nokia 521 device on its 4G network in the U.S.  T-mobile has yet to announce availability and pricing but the 521 is expected to go on the market in late Spring or early summer. Nokia launched four new...
Nokia Lumia 521 launching with T-mobile
Smaller and more focused: the Nvidia GPU Technology Conference in images

Small-cell chip, network rollouts point to a diverse future

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In Star Wars terms, the small cells that mobile carriers and vendors will be talking up this week at Mobile World Congress are more like the odd-couple androids R2-D2 and C-3PO than like their foes, the Empire's phalanxes of identical storm troopers....
Small-cell chip, network rollouts point to a diverse future

Nokia introduces cheaper Lumia 720, 520 Windows Phones

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Nokia didn’t have any new high-end devices to show at Mobile World Congress today, but it unveiled a slew of new low-end and mid-range devices that could help it reclaim international markets. The company introduced the mid-range Lumia 720 Windows Phone (above) and the new low-end Lumia 520 (right),...
Nokia introduces cheaper Lumia 720, 520 Windows Phones

Hands on: ZTE's entry-level Open phone with Firefox OS

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High-end smartphones typically dominate the news at Mobile World Congress, leaving us surprised by the amount of attention garnered by Mozilla's Firefox OS. Earlier this week we checked out Alcatel's One Touch Fire, and today we had a chance to try out ZTE's Open. Both are geared for emerging markets,...
Hands on: ZTE's entry-level Open phone with Firefox OS

Samsung Dishes Up Two New Galaxy Tablets, Including One With Intel Inside

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Continuing its rapid-fire pace of product introductions, Samsung on Monday announced new versions of its 8-inch and 10-inch Galaxy Tab Android tablets. The move brings those two sizes into the Galaxy Tab 3 series, joining the previously announced 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3. Samsung plans to announce more Android-based Galaxy products...
Samsung Dishes Up Two New Galaxy Tablets, Including One With Intel Inside

First Intel-based ëphabletí inbound, from Asus

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The first Intel Atom-powered ëphabletí is set to debut at Mobile World Congress, according to Digitimes. The rumored 7-inch Asus device is set to be dubbed the ëFonepad, í which is a reversal of the PadFone name that Asus has previously used for a different smartphone/tablet hybrid device. This device...
First Intel-based ëphabletí inbound, from Asus

Sony Xperia Tablet Z pre-orders open, ships to US on May 24th

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Sony has opened up pre-orders for its Xperia Tablet Z in the United States via its online store. Shown off at Mobile World Congress in February, the ten-inch tablet measures just 6.9mm thick and weighs in at 495 grams (17.4 ounces), and as well as being dustproof, it is claimed...
Sony Xperia Tablet Z pre-orders open, ships to US on May 24th

Why Nokia Is Calling "Here" Here, The Curious Rebranding Of Their Maps Product

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As Nokia tries to separate out its mapping business and make it a standalone entity earning more than 1 billion euros per year, it has stripped its name entirely out of the unit. This past week, the company said it would take its name out of all navigation products and...
Why Nokia Is Calling "Here" Here, The Curious Rebranding Of Their Maps Product

Huawei CEO Guo Ping on his company's unusual governance structure

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In a rare interview, Guo Ping CEO of China's Huawei discusses how his powerful company is organized. FORTUNE -- Huawei's massive presence at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona couldn't be missed. Conference-goers were greeted with the Chinese telecom giant's electronic ads as soon as they stepped off the...
Huawei CEO Guo Ping on his company's unusual governance structure

The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 10:15AM ET at MWC 2013!

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We would say it's been an absolutely epic and crazy Mobile World Congress, but we'd be lying. Instead, we'll talk to you about what we saw, felt and heard -- some of it good, and some just outright disgusting. There's a span of two weeks to cover, so it...
The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 10:15AM ET at MWC 2013!
Don't hold your breath for that Nokia tablet

Verizon may offer LG Optimus F5 as Lucid 2

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The new mid-range LG smartphone introduced at Mobile World Congress could soon find a home at Verizon Wireless. [Read more]...
Verizon may offer LG Optimus F5 as Lucid 2
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