Mobile World Congress 2012 rolling news

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Mobile World Congress 2012 rolling news

We'll be updating all the MWC news daily: get the latest phone and tablet announcements here.

The fourth annual Mobile World Congress is currently kicking off in Barcelona where all major smartphone manufacturers are showing off their latest wares. Each day, we'll be adding the latest MWC smartphone news and announcements to this rundown page. Click on each headline to read the full story...

DAY THREE (29/02/12)

News announcements:

Top 5 quad-core gadgets from MWC: The introduction of quad-core devices at MWC has marked the dawn of a fierce battle among powerful beasts – here's our pick of the bunch.

Quad-core arms race is "ridiculous", says MicrosoftWindows Phone director keeps a level head among the rain of quad-core announcements here in Barcelona

Countdown begins for Windows 8 Consumer Preview free download: The consumer preview of Microsoft's latest OS will be unveiled at 1am at MWC.

Samsung and Toyota team up for Car Mode smartphonesSamsung's smartphones will soon be able to talk to your Toyota using a custom app.

Fujitsu reveals details on its quad-core smartphoneHere's all you need to know on Fujitsu's upcoming quad-core smartphone from the land of the rising sun.


41MP Nokia 808 PureView hands-onNokia’s upped the stakes – and the megapixels – in the war for camphone superiority. Does the 808 PureView’s extraordinary camera have a shot?

Samsung Galaxy Beam hands on reviewWe flip the lightswitch to shed some light on Samsung’s projector phone, the Galaxy Beam. Allow us to illuminate you.

Fujitsu's Tegra 3 quad-core phone hands-onWe gave Fujitsu's quad-core prototype the coveted Stuff hands on treatment. Click on to see how it fared...


DAY TWO (28/02/12)

News announcements:

Nokia 808 PureView launches with 41MP cameraNokia has unveiled a photography smartphone with a f/2.4 Carl Zeiss lens and 41-megapixel sensor.

First Intel phone unveiled'Santa Clara' makes its debut at MWC 2012.

Nokia Lumia 610 gives you Windows Phone on a budgetNokia unveils no-frills addition to the Lumia family for the budget set.

Panasonic reveals Eluga Power smartphonePanasonic's come up with a deluxe handset boasting a 5in HD (1280x720) LCD screen.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity and 300 series announcedA new name and some new additions to the family. Meet the Asus Transformer Pads.

Mozilla shows off Boot to Gecko OS Mozilla debuts its HTML 5-based OS on dedicated hardware.

Huawei announces the MediaPad 10 FHDNot only is it the first ever 10in quad-core tablet, but it also has the highest ever screen resolution.

Vodafone and Visa cuddle up to NFCSay goodbye to loose change rattling in your pocket and start paying with Vodafone's mobile wallet.

Invoxia announces AudiOffice dock for iOS devicesSmall businesses and audiophiles Invoxia has you covered with a top quality iPhone ad iPad dock

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet goes officialSamsung’s Galaxy Note has just got itself some 10in company at Mobile World Congress.

Samsung drops the Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 bombNew media player from Samsung heading our way.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 hands-on: Sammy’s stylus-infused tablet gets run under our artful eye as we go pen-on with Adobe’s new tablet-based Photoshop Touch.

Asus Padfone hands-onCan the Asus Padfone come up to the bar set by the Transformer tablets?

Lumigon T2 hands-onThe crown jewel of Android smartphones is on display at MWC. Find out how it handles. 

Huawei Ascend D quad hands-on: Hands on with Huawei's quad-core smartphone.


DAY ONE (27/02/12)

News announcements:

Sony Xperia P and Xperia U join the Sony Mobile foldTwo new smartphones – the Xperia P and Xperia U – arrive to keep the Sony Xperia S from getting lonely.

HTC One X is officially revealedThe Taiwanese phone giant's quad-core flagship powerhouse is revealed at long last.

HTC reveals the One S, its thinnest phone yetHTC's skinny new 4.3in blower is ready to officially make your acquaintance.

HTC One V is unveiledThe HTC Legend's spirit lives on in 2012 thanks to one of the Taiwanese mobile giant's newest blowers

Olufsen T2 Android smartphoneLumigon unveils high-end luxury Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone.

Huawei reveals the Ascend D Quad, the world's fastest smartphoneMeet the first official quad-core phone to be introduced in Barcelona.

Samsung Galaxy Beam projector phone comes to lightIt may not work in the Barcelona sunshine, but Sammy’s new projector phone has found the MWC spotlight.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 shows its rectangular faceSamsung’s portfolio of next-gen tablets gets a second page as the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is revealed.

ViewSonic unveils the first dual-SIM Android 4.0 phonesThese three Ice Cream Sandwich offerings come packing two SIM slots and names borrowed from Apple's reject pile.

Acer unveils the Liquid Glow: Acer's budget Android 4.0 model is for fashion-conscious phone users – but is it pretty in pink?


LG Optimus 3D Max hands-on: Hands-on with the 'sequel' to LG's glasses-free 3D smartphone.

LG Optimus L7 hands-on: Hands-on with LG’s new mid-range Android 4.0 smartphone.

MWC 2012 - HTC One X hands-onWe get up close and personal with HTCs flagship quad-core powerhouse.

MWC 2012 – HTC One S hands-onWe wrap our mitts around HTC's thinnest phone yet.

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