Tablets And Phones Of Mobile World Congress 2012

Tablets And Phones Of Mobile World Congress 2012

Worried that you’ve missed the best announcements from MWC 2012? Worry no more, because here is a roundup of the phone and tablet news from this week, including local coverage, that you should know about immediately. Chop chop.

HTC’s One X Aussie Carrier Will Be… Everybody?
MWC is great for revealing phones, but sorting out which phone is going to which carrier is a rather more labyrinthine maze, as HTC’s announcement of the HTC One X proves. Read more. [imgclear]

LG’s MWC Smartphones In Australia: What We Know
LG’s been very busy at MWC, releasing more than a half-dozen handsets to market. When can we expect them in Australia? Here’s what we know so far. Read more. [imgclear]

Telstra’s First 4G Tablet Will Be The Galaxy Tab 8.9
Available from today, the 4G tablet will set you back $720 outright for the 16GB version or $840 for the 32GB variant. Read more. [imgclear]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Declares War On Wacom Art Tablets
More Mobile World Congress news from Samsung, hot on the heels of the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 2. The also 10.1-inch Galaxy Note blends features from Galaxy tablets and the 5-inch Galaxy Note (coming soon to Vodafone and Telstra). Read more. [imgclear]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Now In 10.1-Inch Flavour
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung’s just added a 10.1-inch size Tab 2 alongside the 7-incher, which was announced just the other day. The lager model features Ice Cream Sandwich and a 1GHz dual-core processor, but weirdly, is actually fatter and heavier than the original 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab. Read more. [imgclear]

Samsung Exec Reckons They’re ‘Not Doing Well’ In The Tablet Market
Samsung is apparently resting its hopes on the Galaxy Note lines, because apparently everything else they’ve thrown at the tablet world isn’t working out. Read more. [imgclear]

Hands On With The Nokia 808 PureView: ‘Some People Think We’ve Gone Too Far’
Dreamt up in a hotel bar in Japan by a couple of Nokia execs, the Nokia 808 Pureview phone has completely stolen MWC with its 41MP sensor. I grabbed some time with Nokia’s lead programme manager for imaging, Damian Dinning, to chat about how it’s “almost like [they’ve] just invented time travel, it’s that extreme”. Read more. [imgclear]

The Best Of ZTE’s Many New Phones
ZTE announced last week that it was to launch a slew of new phones this week, and it hasn’t failed on its word. Pick of the crop is this, the Android-running Era. Read more. [imgclear]

Asus Spits Out First HD, LTE Transformer Tablet
Asus is on a roll with its rebranded ‘Transformer Pads’ tablet line, pushing out yet another version. The Infinity series takes the Prime and runs with it, packing either a Tegra 3 or a Snapdragon S4 and a 10.1-inch full-HD screen. Read more. [imgclear]

Asus Padfone Official: 4.3-Inch Android Phone With 10.1-Inch Tablet Dock
We knew it was coming, and yep, Asus has announced the intriguing, form-changing phone-cum-tablet. Say hello to the Padfone, the smartphone that docks inside, and powers, a tablet. Let’s take things in turn. Read more. [imgclear]

Nokia 808 PureView Phone Has A 41MP Camera!
Forgive our capitals explosion, but we’re a little shocked right now. Nokia just announced a cameraphone with a 41P sensor. FORTY-ONE MEGAPIXELS. Naturally Nokia’s sticking with Carl Zeiss lenses, but that 41MP camera can shoot 7728 x 5354 photos in 16:9 format, or if you prefer 4:3, in 7152 x 5368. There’s just one thing: It runs Symbian. Read more. [imgclear]

Nokia Lumia 610: Windows Phone 7 On The Cheap
Thought the Lumia 710 was aimed at the shallower-pocketed amongst us? As leaked, the Lumia 610 goes even further in bringing the price down, with Nokia itself saying it’s for the “younger audience.” Calling it “confident,” with “generous curves,” I was scratching my head waiting for Nokia to introduce Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks to the stage instead. Alas. Read more. [imgclear]

HTC One X Hands-On: The Most Exciting Android Phone To Date
HTC’s new flagship phone is an absolute monster: quad-core 1.5GHz Tegra 3 processor, 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD2, 8MP f2.0 camera with its own image processor. I got to spend a little time with this thing, and it’s the most excited I’ve been about a phone in a long time. Read more. [imgclear]

HTC One S Hands-On: Really Solid, Really Fast
While the One X may be HTC’s beast of a flagship device, the One S is not far behind. It’s packing a new Snapdragon S4 processor into one of the most solidly built phones I’ve ever put my paws on. Read more. [imgclear]

Nokia’s Lumia 610 Is The Latest MWC Leak
If the online reports are right, the Nokia 710 will shortly have an even cheaper, even simpler little Windows Phone brother. Read more. [imgclear]

Sony’s Xperia P And U Are The Budget Little Brothers To The Xperia S
Given Sony already torpedoed its Xperia S back at CES, you can aaaaalmost forgive the now-lacking-in-Ericsson company for its lacklustre MWC showings. New Sony boss Kaz Hirai took to the stage to intro the Xperia P and Xperia U phones, which, as rumoured, are both dual-core phones with 8MP and 5MP cameras between ‘em. Read more. [imgclear]

Will LG Make Google’s Next Nexus?
First it was HTC, and then Samsung. Will LG be the next company to make Google’s own Nexus devices? Read more. [imgclear]

Huawei’s Ascend D Quad Phone Looks Ferocious
Huawei isn’t exactly the first name you think of when it comes to high-end smartphones. In fact, it may be among the last. It’s new 4.5-inch, Ice Cream Sandwich running, quad-core with 16-core graphics processor and LTE may change that. Read more. [imgclear]

Limited Edition Galaxy S II Comes With Free Makeup
Samsung’s certainly not been backwards in making variants of the highly popular Galaxy S II. The latest is a ‘limited edition’ Bobbi Brown (no, not that one) Galaxy S II in rather vibrant pink. Read more. [imgclear]

LG Optimus 4X HD, HTC One X Break MWC Cover
Either there’s something huge planned for MWC and everybody’s rushing to not get swept away from it, or mobile phone companies are really impatient and/or bad at keeping secrets. LG’s announced yet another handset, while a press image of an HTC phone due for MWC release has leaked out. Read more. [imgclear]

Samsung Announces Galaxy Ace 2 And Mini 2
The pre-MWC news keeps on rolling, with Samsung pre-empting any ‘big’ news it might have next week with a couple of successor handsets set to replace last year’s Ace and Mini budget lines. Read more. [imgclear]