Archive for February 17th, 2010

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HTC Legend vs HTC Hero

Legend_per Well it certainly was a hectic few days at MWC and I wasn’t even there! James is on the late flight home from Barcelona and has all the good stuff on his laptop so we should have plenty of photos, video and write-ups for you over the next few days and that’s before we start looking at some of the review devices that James brought back with him and the ones that should be arriving over the next few days!

Just to whet your appetite a little and because it’s a question that we’ve heard asked a lot over the past few days we have a few photos of the new HTC Legend, announced a few days ago, next to the HTC Hero which has been around for a little while. The Legend is widely regarded as the ‘replacement’ for the HTC Hero although it is our understanding that the Hero will remain as part of the HTC product catalogue.

So have a quick look at the images after the break which should give you some idea of the size differences between the two devices. We’ll have plenty more content like this for you tomorrow and over the next few days.

 

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Windows Mobile 6.5.3 running on Acer

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Acer had a number of demo units out that incorporated Windows Mobile 6.5.3. Well, two. The Neotouch P300 and the Neotouch P400. The P300 has a 3.2” touchscreen, slide out Qwerty keyboard and a paltry 500mhz processor. The P400 has 3.2 HVGA touchscreen, but no mention of processor. Windows Mobile 6.5.3 seemed to run quite well on them however there was no way to see if it got bogged down.P400 picture after the break:

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Acer BeTouch E110

DSCN0799 Another little Android device from Acer is the BeTouch E110. This one features a 2.8” touchscreen and a music streaming app called Spinlets that is free to use. There was no mention of what version of Android this runs but it looks like 1.6. The Liquid which was on display also didn’t have 2.1 running but it’s in the post, hopefully the same is in store this this wee fella also.

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Samsung Galaxy

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The Samsung Galaxy was a much anticipated Android device and they have gone an revised it with v2.1. It’s got a handsome 800mhz processor and a a longer lasting 1500mha battery. From the display there were two different colours available. The hard buttons have also been given a facelift, a multiplied if memory serves, I think this is one of the first phone revisions I have seen that increases the amount of buttons on the device.

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Samsung Chat Wi-fi

DSCN0746 Here is another one for the kids. A simple little messaging device that combines a generously proportioned Qwerty keyboard with a small form factor. This is a low end messaging device and with a 2mp camera integrated, widgets, Wi-fi, FM Radio and Activesync.

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Motorola Backflip

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I haven’t quite made my mind up on this one. On the one hand it’s quite different and has a lovely keyboard, on the other it seems a little silly to have the keyboard flip round instead of slideout. The flip is solid and feels oddly natural but it just doesn’t look right when in the more compact position. Motoblur runs quite nicely on this and I’m looking forward to getting one in to spend a little alone time with.

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Garmin’s offerings

DSCN0782There were a couple of devices from Garmin at Mobile World Congress this year. I paid particular attention to two of them, the M10 and A50. With the focus primarily on Satellite Navigation they run both Windows Mobile and Android as the title of each phone might suggest. I played with the A50 for a long enough to ascertain that the Operating System runs very well and the facelift looks well, the GPS navigation client isn’t the fastest when scrolling around, I have shot a short video showing this and will upload it once I return. 

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Samsung targeting girls

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Samsung have unleash girl power at Mobile World Congress. Two little devices caught my attention for the girlies out there. The first was the Diva, combining a pearly, feminine look with illegible writing it’s a phone for little girls. The Widgets remain and there seems to have been some developments on these as they are pinker and contain things like a wish list for shopping

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The second girlie phone is the Diva Folder. A very basic phone but it has a neat display on the quilted over. Personally, I hated it. The D-pad was useless whilst they exterior of the phone was quite attractive the innards looked like someone had torn off a prettier interface.

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Alcatel’s budget smartphone

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Okay, it’s not quite a smartphone but it will probably be the cheapest alternative on the market. The specs are short and snappy, 2mp camera, Edge (no 3G), Email, Facebook, Twitter and media playback. Comes in two flavours, One Touch Chrome and One touch Carbon, after the break:

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Samsung Shark phones

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There were two dumb phones amidst the Samsung’s collective. The Shark and Shark Slider. The Shark Slider reminded me a lot of the older D500’s from some years back. A lot of the manufactures are pushing Smart phones so it is nice to see a more traditional dumb phone amongst the biggies. Sitting with a 3mp camera and FM radio the Shark and Shark slider are handy enough. Some pics after the break:

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