MWC 2012 Articles

Nokia at MWC 2012: 808 PureView and Lumia 610

Nokia 808 PureViewProbably the most amazing news was the 41MP camera on the Nokia 808. Amazing, but true! You read correctly, forty-one mega pixels. Like it or not, the Lumia 900 is being released in Europe and Canada. Nokia’s bottom of the barrel phone, the Lumia 610 is ready for release as well at a very low price.

This 808 has the Symbian OS. We all thought Nokia had completely given up and jumped ship to Windows, but we see one straggler. Despite the conflicting OS choice, the hardware is rock solid. The Nokia 808 is powered by a 1.3GHz single-core, but is has a 4” 640×360 AMOLED screen, at 16:9 ratio nHD display. The internal memory is 16G, sufficient for most applications.

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Sony at MWC 2012: Xperia P and Xperia U

Sony Xperia PWe caught of glimpse of Sony’s WhiteMagic display at MWC 2012. It was embedded in their Xperia P, which was a nearly identical but small knockoff of the Xperia S. The WhiteMagic refers to an extra white line of pixels added to the good old RGB. How do this work? Text is sharper and visuals are better in sunlight. Also, the viewing angle was much wider and the contrast sharper.

This phone is stuck on Android 2.3.7 and won’t get hit with Android 4.0 until the second quarter. Also, you are chained to Sony’s extensive customizations, which is a grave disappointment. From Sony’s side it’s a good thing, because you have their hooks in you by being directly plugged into their content services. However, the camera is instantaneous. The shot you take when the camera’s in sleep mode takes only one second.

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HTC at MWC 2012: One Smartphone Suite and Sense 4.0 UI

HTC One SmartphonesHTC realizes that it needs to overhaul its entire line of phones, but is it doing what it needs fast enough and is it being instituted as widely as it needs to please the public? Of course, the company line is to glamorize it as an already achieved success, but reality proves otherwise. This reality can be seen in the so-called “new” HTC phones for 2012: One S, One X and One V which were announced at MWC 2012.

Head of UK marketing for HTC, James Atkins tried to justify the slow and inconsistently applied changes, “We are still a young company and everything in our market is changing so quickly.” Is this a statement or an excuse? After all, HTC made a rather meteoric rise from white label to the top Android phone. But it slipped, yielding to Samsung and would rather forget this entire time period and start afresh.

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Mobile World Congress 2012 getting ready to kick off

MWC 2012Mobile World Congress 2012 is about to start at Barcelona. As you probably know, this is a good opportunity to discover some of the latest innovations. We might see some new quad-core tablets, mobile phones and future technologies. There will be also some live events organized by Sony, HTC, Nokia, ASUS, Google and others.

Here is the official schedule and participants from MWC 2012.

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