Mobile World Conference 2012: A Week in Review

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎03-05-2012 12:25 PM (15,932 Views)

As we try to summarize everything we’ve seen at the Mobile World Congress, we are sure there are even more devices in the pipeline, so make sure to leave comments to help us.

 

  • Nokia PureView 808: a device with 41MP camera and runs on an updated version of Nokia Belle. Available in 3 colors (Black, Red and White) and, not due to arrive until later in  Q2, Priced at around €450 before taxes (that’s around $600 American). The Belle OS moves very fluidly, and responds to all the actions that we request instantly. Nokia also submitted 3 applications for the Lumia series: Nokia Transport, Nokia Reading and updated Nokia Drive 2.0.
  • Sony Xperia NXT:  Sony released with the S, P and U. (For the Ion still have to wait a while.) These are three smartphones (very well finished) with the unique feature of the transparent bar for notifications. They also feature the Bravia Engine technology which improves image quality. Smart Tags technology looked promising,  with the use of NFC allowing users to set up many aspects of the terminal automatically by passing over them.
  • Motorola XOOM 2 or XOOM 2 Media Edition, MOTOACTV: Motorola released new products tablet XOOM 2 or XOOM 2 Media Edition, a variation on the 7-inch with the same hardware. Of particular interest is MOTOACTV, developed for most athletes. Worn on the wrist while running, It features Android, with a very personalized layer by Motorola. Moving smoothly through menus and with great touch control, it has GPS to track hiking trails and keep our data, and Bluetooth, allowing users to synchronize with their Android smartphones to forward calls and text messages to the MOTOACTV. Best of all, when we get home from our outdoor sports, we can connect our MOTOACTV to PC and download all the data to your computer, keeping track of your progress.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7: a 7.7-inch tablet with a 1.4GHz dual core processor and SuperAMOLED Plus screen. Of interest here is the size: .75 lbs. and 7.8mm thick. A powerful device, with great screen quality and quite portable. It also includes the ability to make calls (3G version) through its’ earpiece and microphone.
  • HTC One: HTC has nailed it this time with this series. They brought three smartphones that meet (and exceed) the needs of users: One X (the handset for those that always want the latest), the One S (for those that don’t want a big display, but still want it fast and well finished), and the One V (for those on a budget, but still with good finishes). Very thin, very lightweight, yet strong and with the latest technology.
  • LG Optimus 4XHD: LG has presented of their winning selection, the Optimus 4XHD, which has the  new Nvidia Tegra 3 processor , (1.5GHz), a 4.6-inch display with IPS technology and loaded with Ice Cream Sandwich by default. We also saw their bet against the Galaxy Note — the Optimus Vu – and their renewed 3D-capable smartphone — the Optimus 3D Max — with enhanced 3D video and playback. It looks like LG is aiming for all the targets to see if they hit a bull’s-eye across the board. Hopefully all their ongoing efforts will succeed

That should finish our coverage of 2012 MWC Barcelona. Keep an eye out for us at future events!

 

-Agent A. Gutierrez
Deputy Field Marshall, Geek Squad Spain

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