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MWC 2011: HTC overview

MWC 2011: HTC overview

GSMArena team, 15 February, 2011

The HTC MWC press conference saw the announcements of six Android-running devices. We’ve got five new smartphones and the Flyer tablet that should help strengthen the HTC positions within the Android family. The show really got going when...

Tags: HTC, Android, MWC 2011


MWC 2011: Motorola overview

MWC 2011: Motorola overview

GSMArena team, 14 February, 2011

Motorola had the Atrix and the Pro at their booth and we were eager to try them both. We even managed to get our hands on the multimedia dock for the Atrix and take it for a spin. The dock connects a monitor, a keyboard and a mouse - this could...


MWC 2011: HP overview

MWC 2011: HP overview

GSMArena team, 14 February, 2011

HP had their announcements out of the way a few days before the actual start of the MWC so we can now skip straight to the hands-on experience. The powerful Pre 3 and the cute little Veer were both at hand and were happy to pose for our camera...

Tags: HP, webOS, MWC 2011


MWC 2011: LG overview

MWC 2011: LG overview

GSMArena team, 14 February, 2011

The LG press conference at the start of MWC 2011 saw the official announcement of the Optimus 3D and Optimus Black smartphones and the 8.9” tablet Optimus Tab. The Optimus 3D and Tab are both boasting dual-core CPUs (though different in nature)...


MWC 2011: Various brands overview

MWC 2011: Various brands overview

GSMArena team, 14 February, 2011

The MWC is a meeting place for all sorts of tech companies, big and small. The majors usually get most of the attention but smaller companies have very interesting gadgets to present, as well, and shouldn't be...


MWC 2011: Samsung overview

MWC 2011: Samsung overview

GSMArena team, 13 February, 2011

The MWC kicked off a day early for Samsung. The company held a press event at Palau Sant Jordi hall in Barcelona, introducing the I9100 Galaxy S II smartphone and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.Understandably, given the popularity of the Galaxy S lineup...


MWC 2011: Sony Ericsson overview

MWC 2011: Sony Ericsson overview

GSMArena team, 13 February, 2011

Sony Ericsson announced two new phones – the XPERIA Neo and XPERIA Pro – and released specifications for the XPERIA Play. An important partnership with Playstation to bring a gaming experience...


Samsung Google Nexus S review: Royal droid

Samsung Google Nexus S review: Royal droid

GSMArena team, 11 February, 2011

Another year, another heir to the Droid throne – and Google are trying to be democratic about it. Which is a roundabout way of saying they’re not monogamous. For the Nexus One, Google teamed up with HTC. This time around, they...


LG Optimus 2X review: Double the potential

LG Optimus 2X review: Double the potential

GSMArena team, 7 February 2011

Begun the dual-core revolution has. And there’s no scouting time – the offensive starts with the big guns. The LG Optimus 2X is not just counting on the fancy Tegra 2 name to generate the sales – it is a powerful smartphone through and through...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Nokia X2-01 review: Loads of attitude

Nokia X2-01 review: Loads of attitude

GSMArena team, 2 February 2011

Good build, QWERTY keyboard and one-touch access to music: the Nokia X2-01 has the right ingredients to serve and entertain. And if you’re looking to buy cheap, it’s an offer that’s hard to beat. Nokia has long made the low-end their fortress and X2-01...

Tags: Nokia, S40


Samsung I9003 Galaxy SL review: Through different eyes

Samsung I9003 Galaxy SL review: Through different eyes

GSMArena team, 2 February 2011

Success breeds imitation and we have the next Galaxy SL remake to bear witness. But make no mistake about it – the Samsung I9003 is not just another clone, with changes running skin deep. We are talking a new screen, CPU and a different battery here...


LG Optimus 2X first encounter: How fast is Tegra 2?

LG Optimus 2X first encounter: How fast is Tegra 2?

GSMArena team, 1 February 2011

Surely 2011 will be remembered as the year that dual-core CPUs made their smartphone breakthrough. Here we have the LG Optimus 2X pioneer and we are rushing to give you a preview of what dual-core CPU has to offer to you today.


Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 Preview: First Look

Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 Preview: First Look

GSMArena team, 28 January 2011

Mini phones are a hot commodity. They are desirable and fill a market gap of small, easy-to-carry devices, which can lift mountains despite their size. Now Samsung wants to have a go at that market with the Galaxy Mini S5570...


Motorola MILESTONE 2 review: Landmark droid

Motorola MILESTONE 2 review: Landmark droid

GSMArena team, 27 January 2011

The MILESTONE 2 has a single mission – to reclaim the top spot in Android messengers for Motorola. It has the pedigree and the personality, and with the right upgrades, it seems a lock to become the next all-in-one messenger...


Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 26 January 2011

Well, you’ve met the family, now here is one of the new kids on the block. Midrange Froyo deserts for all it is, and the Samsung Galaxy Ace leads the gang. In an attempt to bring smartphone sales even higher, Samsung is ...


Samsung Galaxy 551 review: Value line

Samsung Galaxy 551 review: Value line

GSMArena team, 24 January 2011

The Samsung Galaxy 551 is something that should have happened a long time ago. This is not to say that the form factor was out of favor with Samsung. But it took a slew of CDMA messengers to finally see a QWERTY ...


BlackBerry Bold 9780 review: Business as usual

BlackBerry Bold 9780 review: Business as usual

GSMArena team, 21 January 2011

It’s no surprise that the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is the next logical evolutionary step, rather than a complete makeover that will propel it into the same league as the iPhone and Android. RIM has a loyal core of customers...

Tags: BlackBerry


Samsung S5260 Star II preview: First look

Samsung S5260 Star II preview: First look

GSMArena team, 18 January 2011

A sequel to a bestseller, the Samsung S5260 Star II has good genes and a lot to live up to. Building on a successful recipe is a shortcut to success and that’s exactly what Samsung have done with the Star follow-up. The latest TouchWiz...


Samsung I9010 Galaxy S Giorgio Armani review: Fashionware

Samsung I9010 Galaxy S Giorgio Armani review: Fashionware

GSMArena team, 14 January 2011

It’s not the suit that makes a man and it’s certainly not a big fat logo that makes a phone. To be honest, the last thing Android needs to boost its credit with users is a big designer name. But for a change, this is one of the rare examples when a smartphone is not being eclipsed by a fashion phone...


Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc preview: First look

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc preview: First look

GSMArena team, 10 January 2011

Sony Ericsson is back at it and they are pushing pedal to the metal with their latest unusually curved and unusually streamlined sports car – the XPERIA Arc. Once one of the top three phone manufacturers, Sony Ericsson has been through some hard times, but the company underwent a painful restructuring and it found a way to make its handsets desirable again...


HTC Gratia review: Body double

HTC Gratia review: Body double

GSMArena team, 7 January 2011

Compact but capable, subdued but edgy, old but new. That’s the HTC Gratia. With Froyo greasing the cogs, the European version of the HTC Aria is more than a name change – this petite droid is getting ready to storm the Old Continent...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Bluetooth 3.0 and Wireless N speed test: Something in the air

Bluetooth 3.0 and Wireless N speed test: Something in the air

GSMArena team, 29 December 2010

You see Wireless N and Bluetooth 3.0 slowly creeping on the cellphone specs pages and it was about time we do a dedicated test of how good they are in reality. Every geek loves to get the latest and greatest in mobile tech...

Tags: Apple, Nokia, Samsung


Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type review: The missing link

Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type review: The missing link

GSMArena team, 22 December 2010

Nokia seem to have the missing link in the evolution of mobile phones. The Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type is an attempt to bring the best of both worlds. A touch phone in a form factor that’s as classic as it gets. Like it or not...

Tags: Nokia, Touch UI


Sony Ericsson Yendo review: A touch of Walkman

Sony Ericsson Yendo review: A touch of Walkman

GSMArena team, 21 December 2010

It looks like the XPERIA X10 mini but acts like what it is – a full-touch feature phone. This is obviously nothing really to shout about as there are hundreds of them around now. It’s a first for Sony Ericsson but that’s not what makes it special...


Nokia C5-03 review: Green cadet

Nokia C5-03 review: Green cadet

GSMArena team, 17 December 2010

When touchscreen became affordable its popularity skyrocketed – affordable smartphones are all the rage now. The Nokia C5-03 is the result of both these trends and while it borrows a lot from the C6-01 in terms of design, its pricing is a good deal lower...


LG Cookie Lite T300 and LG Cookie 3G T320 preview: From the cookie jar

LG Cookie Lite T300 and LG Cookie 3G T320 preview: From the cookie jar

GSMArena team, 14 December 2010

What’s better than a tasty Cookie? We’ll tell you what – two of those. The guest duet Cookie Lite T300 and Cookie 3G T320 have completely different designs but almost identical specifications. Both...

Tags: LG, Touch UI


Motorola DEFY review: Drag and drop

Motorola DEFY review: Drag and drop

GSMArena team, 10 December 2010

This is no protocol droid, no phone made for walks in the park. It’s the Motorola DEFY and it isn’t afraid of what comes next. Good. Coming up is one of our reviews. And we’re having the pleasure of the first and only ruggedized Android GSM phone. It’s finally...


HTC 7 Mozart review: Eine kleine Nachtmusik

HTC 7 Mozart review: Eine kleine Nachtmusik

GSMArena team, 08 December 2010

The HTC 7 Mozart is not the kind we are used to meeting - and no, before you ask, it’s not a music-centric gadget as the name suggests. Something quite different in fact, it’s all about the camera that goes beyond Microsoft’s demanding specs. Once again...


LG Optimus One P500 review: One and a half

LG Optimus One P500 review: One and a half

GSMArena team, 06 December 2010

The LG Optimus One may not be your average killer gadget, but it sports a tempting pricetag, solid build, a nice looking set of features and Android 2.2 Froyo. And with the Optimus One in your hand, you are free to mock and tease those...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Our 2010 holiday gift guide: Texting Santa

Our 2010 holiday gift guide: Texting Santa

GSMArena team, 3 December 2010

If you are reading this, chances are mobile phones are something between a mild addiction and a passion for you. It’s that time of year again and you might already be eyeing a phone to gift your loved one or – there we go – yourself...