Alcatel One Touch Fire and Snap LTE impress at MWC

Alcatel One Touch Fire and Snap LTE impress at MWC
Alcatel showcased new One Touch Fire, One Touch Snap and One Touch Snap LTE smartphones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.The former is the world's first handset to support the new Mozilla Firefox operating system, and the orange border of the casing hints at this exciting addition.Its popular web browser works alongside a 1 GHz processor for speedy and smooth performance, and its…

Samsung Galaxy S3 crowned Best Smartphone at Global Mobile Awards

Samsung Galaxy S3 crowned Best Smartphone at Global Mobile Awards
The Samsung Galaxy S3, which has sold more than 40 million units across the world, was crowned Best Smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013 Global Mobile Awards in Barcelona.Alongside unique innovations, the attractive 'designed by nature' Android handset boasts a range of impressive specifications, such as a 4.8-inch HD touchscreen.The South Korean firm also took home the title of Best Manufacturer, as it…

ZTE Grand Memo phablet showcased at MWC

ZTE Grand Memo phablet showcased at MWC
ZTE has showcased its new premium mobile phone-come-tablet (phablet) device, the Grand Memo, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.Boasting a 5.7-inch FHD touchscreen alongside a Dolby Digital sound system, users are likely to benefit from an impressive multimedia experience.Gadget lovers can fully take advantage thanks to the inclusion of the Android Jelly Bean operating system, which provides access to the extensive app, movie…

Huawei Ascend P2 is ‘world’s fastest 4G smartphone’

Huawei Ascend P2 is ‘world’s fastest 4G smartphone’
Huawei showcased its new Ascend P2 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013, claiming that it is the world's fastest smartphone.An LTE Cat 4 chip means that users can connect to high-speed 4G networks, and benefit from impressive download speeds on-the-go.Inclusion of the Android operating system provides access to Google Play, and getting movies, books, music and apps should be quicker than ever.The handset also…

Mobile phone app download growth “will continue”

Mobile phone app download growth “will continue”
Analysts believe that the demand for mobile phone apps will continue to grow, and forecast that consumers will make 108 billion downloads in 2017.Gadget lovers across the world installed twice as many tools and games to their handset in 2012 as they did the year before, as Berg Insight found that 60.1 billion transactions were made.The App Store, which is available to users with an…

Apple dominates Q4 shipments with iPhone 5 and 4S

Apple dominates Q4 shipments with iPhone 5 and 4S
Apple has overtaken Samsung in order to dominate global smartphone shipments in the final three months of 2012, mainly thanks to the release of its flagship device.The iPhone 5 first hit shelves on September 21st, and this accounts for the huge leap from six million to 27.4 million unit deliveries between the third and fourth quarters.Its predecessor, the iPhone 4S, continues to perform well, as…

Acer introduces Liquid E1 and Z2 mobile phones

Acer introduces Liquid E1 and Z2 mobile phones
Rather than waiting for the Mobile World Congress (MWC), Acer has decided to unveil two new additions to its smartphone line-up early.The Liquid E1 features a 4.5-inch, high-resolution screen, which works alongside dual speakers to provide owners an impressive multimedia experience.Dual-SIM capabilities will attract business users, since they can keep work and personal profiles separate, as will the access to remote data storage via AcerCloud.Consumers…

Nokia to expand Lumia WP8 range at MWC?

Nokia to expand Lumia WP8 range at MWC?
Nokia could be set to unveil additions to its Lumia Windows Phone 8 (WP8) range at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), which takes place in Barcelona between February 25th and 28th.This is according to information which has been shared by Twitter user @ailon, real name Alan Mendelevich, who works with the Microsoft software.He claims to have seen logs from US operator Verizon detailing model numbers…