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Mobile World Congress 2012

Mobile World Congress 2012 is set to be a busy few days with (almost) all the world’s major smartphone manufacturers heading to Barcelona to show off their wares.

With the exception of Apple, we are set to see all the top phone manufacturers unveil their latest and greatest smartphones for the year ahead. This year is all about quad-core, with Tegra 3-powered smartphones due from the likes of HTC, LG and ZTE.

The other big feature is Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with most flagship devices announced expected to feature the latest version of Android. Of course Windows Phone 7 will also be a major player with new devices from Nokia, ZTE and Sony expected.

We’re on the ground in Barcelona to bring you all the latest news as well as hands-on previews of the latest and greatest phones on show. So make sure you check back regularly to find out what smartphones will be coming your way in 2012.

Huawei Ascend D1

Huawei Ascend D1

Originally reviewed by Edward Chester 28 February 2012

First Look: We get hands on with the cheaper, dual-core sibling to the Ascend D Quad.

Read full Huawei Ascend D1 preview
Huawei Ascend D Quad

Huawei Ascend D Quad

Originally reviewed by Edward Chester 28 February 2012

First Look: We get hands on with Huawei's impressive new quad core handset.

Read full Huawei Ascend D Quad preview
HTC One X

HTC One X

Originally reviewed by Edward Chester 02 April 2012

HTC's new flagship packs in plenty of goodies but is it the one... to buy?

Our Score:

9/10
Read full HTC One X review
Sony Xperia P

Sony Xperia P

Originally reviewed by Edward Chester 02 August 2012

Attractive, well built, and with a few neat features, this is a solid mid-range handset.

Our Score:

9/10
Read full Sony Xperia P review
Asus Padphone

Asus Padfone

Originally reviewed by Cliff Jones 10 January 2012

First Look: We go hands-on with the elusive hybrid phonelet. Moblet. Tabular PC. Padfone.

Read full Asus Padfone preview
HTC One V

HTC One V

Originally reviewed by Edward Chester 19 April 2012

A surprise hit from HTC that looks set to ace the mid-range smartphone sector.

Our Score:

9/10
Read full HTC One V review
Nokia 808 PureView 7

Nokia 808 PureView

Originally reviewed by Edward Chester 25 June 2012

Hands on: A stunning camera but a stupefying phone.

Read full Nokia 808 PureView preview
Sony Xperia U

Sony Xperia U

Originally reviewed by Edward Chester 23 August 2012

Small, cute and available in funky colours. What's not to like?

Our Score:

9/10
Read full Sony Xperia U review
HTC One S

HTC One S

Originally reviewed by Edward Chester 16 April 2012

Fast and stylish, the One S should be a winner. But a few slipups dent its appeal.

Our Score:

8/10
Read full HTC One S review
Samsung Galaxy Beam

Samsung Galaxy Beam

Originally reviewed by Edward Chester 29 February 2012

First Look: Projector, meet phone. Phone, meet projector. I'll leave you to it...

Read full Samsung Galaxy Beam preview
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with S Pen

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Originally reviewed by Ardjuna Seghers 15 February 2013

Updated: A powerful and versatile Android tablet with a Wacom S Pen and unique Jelly Bean skin.

Our Score:

8/10
Read full Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review
Windows 8 16

Microsoft Windows 8

Originally reviewed by Ardjuna Seghers 17 October 2012

The X86 version of Microsoft's new OS for your PC, laptop/netbook and non-ARM tablet.

Our Score:

8/10
Read full Microsoft Windows 8 review
LG Optimus Vu

LG Optimus Vu

Originally reviewed by Edward Chester 01 March 2012

Hands On: LG takes on the Samsung Galaxy Note with its 5in, stylus-packing monster phone.

Read full LG Optimus Vu preview
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 8

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Originally reviewed by Edward Chester 29 February 2012

Pictures and Video: Hands on pictures and video of Samsung's new affordable 10.1in Android tablet.

Read full Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 preview
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Originally reviewed by Andrew Williams 21 June 2012

An Android tablet available for under £200.

Our Score:

8/10
Read full Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 review
Firefox for Android 11

Firefox for Android 11

Originally reviewed by Edward Chester 01 March 2012

Pictures and Video: We get hands on with the latest version of Firefox for Android.

Read full Firefox for Android 11 preview
Boot to Gecko

Boot to Gecko

Originally reviewed by Edward Chester 01 March 2012

Photos and Video: We take a look at Mozilla's upcoming mobile platform that's set to take on Android, iOS and the rest.

Read full Boot to Gecko preview

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Huawei MediaPad 10 Features Full HD Screen

Huawei MediaPad 10 Features Full HD Screen

26 April 2012

Huawei has unveiled a 10in tablet with a 1920 x 1200 screen powered by its own K3 quad-core processor.

Intel Outlines Smartphone Plan As Ivy Bridge Delayed

Intel Outlines Smartphone Plan As Ivy Bridge Delayed

28 February 2012

Intel has outlined its plans for smartphones including low cost Android devices which could cost less than £100

Orange Santa Clara Features Intel’s Medfield Chip

Orange Santa Clara Features Intel’s Medfield Chip

27 February 2012

Orange has announced the launch of the mid-range Santa Clara Android smartphone featuring Intel’s Medfield chip.

Four New Tablets Unveiled By ViewSonic

Four New Tablets Unveiled By ViewSonic

27 February 2012

New 7in and 10in tablets to be available in Ice Cream Sandwich and Windows 7 flavours.

Asus Transformer Pad Line-Up Refreshed

Asus Transformer Pad Line-Up Refreshed

27 February 2012

Asus has renamed its premium tablets as Transformer Pads adding the Infinity and 300 versions.

Mobile World Congress - Every New Smartphone Detailed

Mobile World Congress - Every New Smartphone Detailed

27 February 2012

Specs, details, release dates and photos of almost every important phone of 2012. Samsung, HTC, LG, the lot...

ZTE Era Is High-End Tegra 3 Smartphone

ZTE Era Is High-End Tegra 3 Smartphone

27 February 2012

ZTE has unveiled its most premium phone to date, the quad-core ZTE Era with a 4.3in screen and Android 4.0.

ZTE Orbit Is Budget Windows Phone

ZTE Orbit Is Budget Windows Phone

27 February 2012

The updated Windows Phone 7.5 is allowing more budget-friendly phones and the ZTE Orbit is one.

Panasonic Eluga power Joins The 5in Bridgade

Panasonic Eluga power Joins The 5in Bridgade

27 February 2012

Panasonic’s latest smartphone will go head-to-head with the Samsung Galaxy Note and LG Optimus Vu.

Nokia Extends Its Asha Range Of Feature Phones

Nokia Extends Its Asha Range Of Feature Phones

27 February 2012

The Nokia Asha 202, Asha 203 and Asha 302 will help Nokia “connect the next billion.”

Nokia Lumia 610 Arrives Costing Just €189

Nokia Lumia 610 Arrives Costing Just €189

27 February 2012

Nokia’s latest Windows Phone smartphone, the Lumia 610, could finally challenge budget Android smartphones.

Nokia 808 PureView packs 41MP camera

Nokia 808 PureView packs 41MP camera

27 February 2012

Yes you read that right, 41 megapixels in a phone camera

 Nokia Lumia 900 worldwide edition announced

Nokia Lumia 900 worldwide edition announced

27 February 2012

The Nokia Lumia 900 is set to grace much of the world with its big-screened Windows Phone goodness.

Sony unveils Xperia P and U phones

Sony unveils Xperia P and U phones

26 February 2012

Sony broadens its Android smartphone lineup with two intriguing mid-range phones.

Huawei Ascend D quad Is Worlds Fastest Smartphone

Huawei Ascend D quad Is Worlds Fastest Smartphone

26 February 2012

The quad-core Huawei Ascend D quad smartphone is claiming to outperform all others in almost all respects.

HTC One X: Full Details Leaked

HTC One X: Full Details Leaked

26 February 2012

The full specs of the quad-core HTC One X have leaked ahead of its expected launch.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Announced

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Announced

26 February 2012

Second generation device swells Samsung's tablet ranks.

Samsung Galaxy Beam Features In-Built Projector

Samsung Galaxy Beam Features In-Built Projector

26 February 2012

Samsung has unveiled its latest Android smartphone, the Galaxy Beam, which features a built-in HD projector.

Acer Liquid Glow Announced With Ice Cream Sandwich

Acer Liquid Glow Announced With Ice Cream Sandwich

24 February 2012

Acer has joined the group of manufacturers launching smartphones ahead of Mobile World Congress, with the Liquid Glow.

LG Optimus 4X HD Quad-Core Phone Announced

LG Optimus 4X HD Quad-Core Phone Announced

23 February 2012

LG’s latest smartphone will have a Tegra 3 processor, an HD IPS screen and Android 4.0.

Nokia Teases PureView Ahead Of Launch

Nokia Teases PureView Ahead Of Launch

22 February 2012

Nokia has released a video which teases its new phone’s videoing capabilities.

Canonical Announces Ubuntu for Android

Canonical Announces Ubuntu for Android

22 February 2012

New software could turn your smartphone into a desktop PC.

 LG Optimus 3D Max Keeping 3D Alive

LG Optimus 3D Max Keeping 3D Alive

22 February 2012

LG will launch its second 3D smartphone at Mobile World Congress next week.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 & Galaxy mini 2 Announced

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 & Galaxy mini 2 Announced

21 February 2012

Samsung has unveiled a couple of budget smartphones ahead of Mobile World Congress next week.

Dual-core ZTE Mimosa X Announced

Dual-core ZTE Mimosa X Announced

21 February 2012

ZTE has announced a dual-core smartphone which will run Android 4.0.

Three LG L-Style Android Phones Launched

Three LG L-Style Android Phones Launched

21 February 2012

LG’s new phones all feature a thin, square, metallic design and the company's Floating Mass display technology.

Panasonic Eluga Launching In Europe This Spring

Panasonic Eluga Launching In Europe This Spring

20 February 2012

Panasonic will formally unveil its first smartphone for the European market in Germany tomorrow.

ZTE PF200 and N910 Phones Coming To MWC

ZTE PF200 and N910 Phones Coming To MWC

20 February 2012

Chinese company ZTE has announced the names of the two phones it will launch next week – but no pictures.

5in LG Optimus Vu Officially Revealed

5in LG Optimus Vu Officially Revealed

20 February 2012

Ready to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note in the phablet market is LG’s 5in Optimus Vu.

HTC One X To Be Unveiled At Mobile World Congress

HTC One X To Be Unveiled At Mobile World Congress

16 February 2012

The HTC One X, along with the HTC One S and HTC One V Android smartphones are set to be launched in Barcelona later this month.

HTC To Launch Beats Streaming Service

HTC To Launch Beats Streaming Service

15 February 2012

According to reports, HTC will pre-load new phones with access to a cloud music streaming service by Beats.

Nokia Smartphone Line-Up Revealed

Nokia Smartphone Line-Up Revealed

15 February 2012

Nokia is set to launch the budget Lumia 610 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month.

Motorola Medfield Phone Surfaces

Motorola Medfield Phone Surfaces

14 February 2012

An image of a phone running Android Ice Cream Sandwich and powered by Intel’s low-power mobile chip has surfaced.

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