2010 Mobile World Congress roundup

The 2010 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona boasted numerous mobile wares, tons of tapas, a multitude of mobile operating systems and apps aplenty.

Sprint preps enigmatic 4G handset for 2010 launch

Sprint Nextel is reportedly preparing to launch its first 4G handset during the first half of 2010.

AT&T targets Android market with Motorola BackFlip

AT&T has finally taken a small step towards embracing the wider Android market by agreeing to sell Motorola's BackFlip smartphone.

Amazon touts Kindle app for BlackBerry addicts

Amazon has introduced a Kindle application for BlackBerry addicts with itchy thumbs.

Queen Rania preaches true meaning of mobile

Amongst all the talk of “mobile synergies” and “user centric experiences” and CEO superstars, one woman in particular stood out at Mobile World Congress.

Google mobs Mobile World Congress

Google "hearts mobile" was the message delivered by the firm’s CEO at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Skype to arrive on Verizon smartphones in March

Verizon has confirmed that Skype will arrive on a number of its 3G smartphones in March.

Vodafone unveils ugliest, cheapest phones

Most companies displaying their wares at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona are keen to show off the latest in sleek, sexy design, but Vodafone has decided to buck the trend by unveiling what is possibly the ugliest, clunkiest looking phone ever made. 



Report: Apple bars iPhone hackers from App Store

Apple has allegedly taken steps to ban at least two iPhone "hackers" from its iTunes App Store.

Sexting attracts teens to Blackberry Messenger

Sexting is bad according to LG Electronics, but it may be good for RIM, which has seen a record number of teens and young people signing up for a blackberry over the past year, attracted mainly by the magnetic pull of its Blackberry Messenger service.

HTC launches three new smartphones

It isn't officially an update to Google's Nexus One, but HTC's new Desire handset looks awfully like it.

Samsung introduces Bada-powered Wave smartphone

Samsung has unveiled a Bada-powered "super-AMOLED" smartphone at the 2010 Mobile World Congress.

iPhone 3GS outperforms Nexus One in FPS drag race

Apple's iPhone 3GS recently outperformed Google's Nexus One smartphone in a graphic drag race conducted by Distinctive Developments (DD).

Nvidia's Ion 2 GPU spotted in Aspire One netbook

Acer has confirmed that its 10.1-inch Aspire One 532G will be the first netbook to feature Nvidia's next-generation Ion 2 GPU.

Windows Phone Series 7: Attractively Different but can it Win?


Being attractively different may be the first requirement for something to step out from under the iPhone's and Android's shadows.

Microsoft Zunes in on Phone interfaces

While everyone waited with baited breath for Microsoft to announce a "Zune phone" at this year's MWC in Barcelona, Steve Ballmer added a surprise Microsoft twist to the mix, effectively announcing that all Microsoft phones would be Zune phones from now on.

Meego, yougo, we all go

Intel is a chip company, but you wouldn't know it from this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.  

Motorola debuts CLIQ XT smartphone

Motorola has debuted a new Android-powered smartphone at the 2010 Mobile World Congress (MWC).

Adobe touts Flash 10.1 at Mobile World Congress

Adobe has confirmed that a beta version of Flash Player 10.1 has officially been made available to content providers and mobile developers - with general availability of the platform expected during the first half of 2010.

UK journalist claims consumers should pay more for mobile apps

A UK journalist has opined that consumers should be paying more - not less - for mobile applications.