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postheadericon Adéu, Barcelona: Mobile World Congress 2011 is over

We’ve still got a handful of posts in the pipeline, but with the gates closed and everyone in the air heading back to their respective homes, our adventures at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona have come to a close. The good news is we can return to our regular four of hours of sleep each night (a figure that was cut in half this week). The bad news is the heartache of leaving behind gorgeous scenery and delicious paella. Take a look at some of our highlights below!

Microsoft

Microsoft shows off WP7’s future with multitasking, Twitter integration, and IE9, all coming this year
Windows Phone 7’s multitasking uses zoomed-out cards to check on your apps
Microsoft Rally Ball demo shows Windows Phone 7, Kinect, Xbox Live living in perfect harmony (video)
Windows Phone 7 update with copy and paste, CDMA support coming in ‘early March’
See the new Windows Phone 7 features in motion (video)
Live from Steve Ballmer’s MWC 2011 keynote!

Nokia

The Engadget Interview: Nokia CEO Stephen Elop talks Microsoft, Symbian, MeeGo, and Windows Phone
Debunk: Elop never said Microsoft is paying Nokia billions of dollars to use Windows Phone
The Engadget Interview: Microsoft’s Aaron Woodman talks Windows Phone 7 and Nokia
Nokia: ‘Our first priority is beating Android
Nokia hints we’ll see first Windows Phone 7 device this year
Live from ‘An Evening With Nokia’ at MWC 2011!

HTC

HTC launches 1.5GHz, 7-inch Android 2.4 Flyer into the tablet wars (update: hands-on video!)
HTC Flyer vs. Galaxy Tab vs. iPad… fight!
A closer look at the HTC Flyer’s screen, stylus, and Scribe
HTC refreshes Android lineup with Incredible S, Desire S and Wildfire S (update: hands-on)
HTC Incredible S, Desire S, and Wildfire S video hands-on
HTC Salsa and Chacha bring the dedicated Facebook button to Android (update: eyes-on)

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S II official: dual-core 1GHz CPU, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus, coming this month (hands-on with video)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 official: Tegra 2, Honeycomb, dual cameras (hands-on with video)
T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G hands-on
Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 preview (video)
Samsung Galaxy Ace, Gio, Fit, and mini gather for a mega hands-on
Motorola Xoom vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs. LG G-Slate — battle of the Tegra 2 Honeycomb tablets

Google

Eric Schmidt: ‘We certainly tried’ to get Nokia to use Android
Next version of Android will combine Gingerbread and Honeycomb, arrive on a six-month cycle
Google demos Android Movie Studio for Honeycomb
Live from Eric Schmidt’s MWC 2011 keynote
Google’s MWC 2011 Android booth tour

LG

LG Optimus Pad first hands-on! (video)
LG Optimus 3D hands-on
Android-powered LG Revolution caught streaming Netflix at MWC (video)
Motorola Xoom vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs. LG G-Slate — battle of the Tegra 2 Honeycomb tablets

Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson Xperia family portrait at MWC 2011
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play MWC 2011 hands-on! (updated with video)
Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro first hands-on! (updated with video)
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc preview (video)
Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo first hands-on! (updated with video)
Live from Sony Ericsson’s MWC 2011 press event!

Adéu, Barcelona: Mobile World Congress 2011 is over originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Live from Eric Schmidt’s MWC 2011 keynote

Ballmer and Elop were quite the pair during the Microsoft keynote yesterday, so let’s say the bar’s been set pretty high for Eric Schmidt. But that’s fine, the now-former CEO of Google has a knack for lively (if not downright controversial at times) speeches. This is the first time we’ve seen him talk since he stepped away from Babysitter (his words) to Executive Chairman, and the Android of today is a few flavors improved from the 2.1 Eclair that had launched a little before his MWC 2010 keynote — so needless to say, we’re excited for what he has to say today. We’ll be reporting live from Fira, so stay tuned — the fun should start around 11:45AM ET!

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Live from Eric Schmidt’s MWC 2011 keynote originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Marvell announces 1.2GHz UMTS / TD-SCMA chip ‘world phone’ solution and Kinoma platform for Android (video)

Claiming to be the “world’s first” single chip solution with 3G UMTS and China’s fave TD-SCDMA (with HSPA support), Marvell‘s using its MWC 2011 time to unveil the PXA978 chip with 1.2GHz clockspeeds and a 40nm size. Alongside that, the company’s announced Kinoma Play as a barebones, no-nonsense platform with Android underneath the skin. A developer SDK is in the works, and if you’re so inclined, video and press releases are after the break. Rest assured, we’ll be swinging by Marvell’s booth this week to see it for ourselves.

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Marvell announces 1.2GHz UMTS / TD-SCMA chip ‘world phone’ solution and Kinoma platform for Android (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Qualcomm unveils next-gen Snapdragon family, including quad-core 2.5GHz CPU

Not one to let the name Snapdragon down, Qualcomm‘s gone and announced a much faster generation of the processor family, with speeds up to 2.5GHz per core. The multi-core (one, two, and four) 28nm chipsets, codenamed Krait, will feature WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and FM, support NFC and stereoscopic 3D video / photo (capture and playback), and also boast multi-mode LTE modem integration. Qualcomm claims a performance increase of 150 percent and a power consumption drop of 65 percent over current ARM-based CPU cores. Included is a new Adreno 320 GPU with support of up to four 3D cores. Samples for the dual-core MSM8960 will be avialable in second quarter this year, while single-core MSM8930 and quad-core APQ8063 (for “computing and entertainment devices” — i.e. tablets) versions are coming early 2012. The power-crazed products housing these chipsets? You’ll have to wait even longer to see those.

Qualcomm unveils next-gen Snapdragon family, including quad-core 2.5GHz CPU originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 04:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Qualcomm unveils next-gen Snapdragon family, including quad-core 2.5GHz CPU

Not one to let the name Snapdragon down, Qualcomm‘s gone and announced a much faster generation of the processor family, with speeds up to 2.5GHz per core. The multi-core (one, two, and four) 28nm chipsets, codenamed Krait, will feature WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and FM, support NFC and stereoscopic 3D video / photo (capture and playback), and also boast multi-mode LTE modem integration. Qualcomm claims a performance increase of 150 percent and a power consumption drop of 65 percent over current ARM-based CPU cores. Included is a new Adreno 320 GPU with support of up to four 3D cores. Samples for the dual-core MSM8960 will be avialable in second quarter this year, while single-core MSM8930 and quad-core APQ8063 (for “computing and entertainment devices” — i.e. tablets) versions are coming early 2012. The power-crazed products housing these chipsets? You’ll have to wait even longer to see those.

Qualcomm unveils next-gen Snapdragon family, including quad-core 2.5GHz CPU originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 04:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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