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Huawei Ascend P2 hands-on review: possibly the world’s fastest phone

AscendP2-HandsOn-02-900-75 Last year Huawei gave us the world's slimmest and the world's most powerful smartphones in the form of the Ascend P1 S and Ascend D Quad, and now the Huawei Ascend P2 has stolen the "world's fastest smartphone" crown. In short, Huawei loves a good record breaker (which means it willabsolutely love TechRadar), probably due to the fact it generates additional hype around its smartphone launches. The Chinese firm is firmly setting its sights on the mid- and high-end of the mobile market as it ...

MWC, Nokia

The Nokia 105 $20 feature phone is dirt cheap and loving it [MWC]

Nokia-105 Mobile World Congress 2013 has a spectacular slew of smartphones and tablets, but let’s not forget about the little guys, the feature phone. Nokia’s gone and released the 105, a US$20 baby-brother with a colour screen (wow, colour) and a FM Radio. There’s also the US$85 301, but the focus here is this throwaway gem. Here’s what you need to know: The Nokia 105, pocket change redefined  Features include the above-mentioned FM radio, a flashlight, speaking clock, 12.5 hours of talk time, ...

MWC, Nokia, Windows

Nokia Lumia 720 and 520 revealed: from ultra thin to super cheap [MWC]

lumia 720 Mobile World Congress says yes to two new Nokia Lumia’s, the 720 and 520. Read all about these cheap and cheerful Windows Phones below: Lumia 720 Here’s the official skinny on what Nokia is deeming a mid-range device. The Lumia 720 has a 4.3-inch display, 512MB RAM, a 1Ghz CPU and 8GB storage. It’s a mid-range Windows Phone, at a mid-range price, namely US$340. It has some cool features though that will distinguish it from the rabble. Namely that it’s 9mm thin ...

Android, Mobile Phones, News, Samsung

Samsung to unveil Galaxy S IV 14 March [updated]

s4-invite Update: It’s official, this is the invite for the Samsung Unpacked event. It starts at 19:00 EST, which is 02:00pm for everyone in South Africa. Join us live as we blog what will be the launch of yet another excellent Samsung device. Samsung has said it will release the Galaxy S IV in New York 14 March, according to a Reuters report. The launch will take place in New York, at a “Samsung Unpacked” event as Sammy is now dubbing ...

Android, Mobile Phones, Sony

Sony Xperia Z: Has Sony finally got a smartphone right?

XperiaZ-Press-02-900-75 With a cutting-edge camera, a super-slim design and the ability to withstand life's knocks and bumps (and Android Jelly Bean to boot) the Xperia Z is a phone that's got us fired up about Sony Mobile again. Earlier handsets such as the Sony Xperia S and Sony Xperia T were extremely promising from a brand striking out on its own - but it's with the Xperia Z that Sony is really banking on making a cataclysmic dent in the makeup of the smartphone market. If you ...

MWC, Samsung, Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0: sticking to stylus? [MWC]

note 8.0 Outed at Mobile World Congress 2013 (MWC), Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note 8.0, the tiny stylus-toting successor to the Note 10.1. Here's what we know about it so far: The Note 8.0 will run Android 4.1.2, Jellybean to everyone else. It’ll be the TouchWiz version, that messy UI Samsung is still overlaying on its devices. CPU is a 1.6Ghz quad-core puppy with 2GB RAM and the 1200x800 display will use the S-Pen, Samsung’s answer to the stylus. According to The ...

Android, Mobile Phones

Huawei to launch the 4.7-inch Ascend P2 [MWC]

ascend-p2 Mobile World Congress 2013 is turning into a hotbed of geeky phone porn and one of the most lustful devices to emerge so far is Huawei’s Ascend P2, a 4.7-inch phablet (we’re sorry for using that terminology) with legs that stretch beyond the keen of mortals. What do we get with a 4.7-inch screen? Try a 1280x720 display with a screamer of a CPU, 1.5 GHz K3V2 quad-core processor, which Huawei assures us is the “fastest on the market”. There’s also ...

Android, MWC, News, Samsung

Samsung HomeSync is the Apple TV we craved [MWC]

image of the samsung homesync This is perfect: Apple TV can suck on some fear with the introduction of Samsung’s HomeSync, a JellyBean-powered media centre unveiled today, only hours before its “official” launch at Mobile World Congress 2013. As usual, here’s all you need to know about this new media hub. Thanks to Cnet, we know that the HomeSync is a media center, with HDMI out and a neat party trick: it’ll connect with other (Samsung) products via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. This trick also works in ...

Games, PS3, Reviews, Xbox

‘Crysis 3’ review: welcome to the jungle

crysis 3 image 1 Welcome to Crysis 3, a game of visual delights and extravagant excess. It’s an astonishing technical achievement that pushes the Xbox 360’s aging technology to the very boundaries of reason. Yet it’s also a beautiful game artistically. Yes, there might be invisible algorithms working frantically to render Crysis 3 in all its stunning detail, but there’s also a sketchbook with drawings that have dreamed this world onto paper. And it’s these sketches that have helped the programmers to weave their ...

Car Tech, News

McLaren reveals the dangerously powerful P1 engine

mclaren-p1 concept High horsepower outputs are all the rage these days; with hatchbacks boasting 300bhp and saloons 500bhp; hearing about supercars with astronomical power outputs is not new. But when you hear the power figure McLaren says its P1 will have, you can’t help but smile. McLaren isn't messing about with this car, it’s out for blood. Nine-hundred and three. That’s how many. And if you have to ask ‘what’, then you shouldn't know. Sure, there are cars with more power, like the ...

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