It is now clear that BlackBerry, the company that is synonymous with physical keyboard phones, has not completely trashed the idea of a full touchscreen phones. The new 5-inch BlackBerry Leap smartphone was announced at the Mobile World Congress on Tuesday. The Leap is BlackBerry’s first full touchscreen smartphone to be released this year. The…Read more
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Nokia astonished the mobile world (well, more or less since news of this had already been leaked) with its Nokia X1, an Android phone that makes Nokia probably the first mobile manufacturer to have 3 operating systems under control. X1 is a relatively heavy UI change on Android, but as a phone it felt relatively vulgar, indistinguishable from any other Android phone. Below you'll see a few pictures.Read more
We've had the pleasure of checking out the fresh-from-the-oven Sailfish OS 1.0, living inside the new Jolla handset. Sailfish is a new mobile operating system, cross-compatible with Android (so you'll be getting Angry Birds, don't worry.) Sailfish feels snappy and fast, and its swipe around menu system is surprisingly smooth. You can see a few pictures and a video below.Read more
Word is out on price of the the eagerly awaited Nokia low-cost smart phone whose alias is Normandy. The phone was scheduled to launch in late February at Mobile World Congress 2014 but a retail website in Vietnam already seems to have its price listed on its website.Read more
The annual meeting Mobile World Congress, ongoing this week in Barcelona, seems to mark more than any other event the end of Apple dominance in the global market for smartphones and tablets and the rise of some rivals with more open operating systems.Read more
Intivation today launched the world’s first low-cost solar-powered mobile phone.
The Dutch company uses an innovative converter that takes 0.5v from a solar cell and steps it up to the 3.7v needed for any lithium ion mobile phone battery.
Smartphone.biz-news is covering the Mobile World Congress 2009 from Barcelona. We will be publishing photos, interviews and company profiles. Follow the event via Twitter, FriendFeed, Flickr, RSS and here on the web.
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