Latest mobile gadgets: Hands on at MWC

Latest mobile gadgets: Hands on at MWC

Summary: Photos: From smartphones to smartbooks, designer kit to eye-controlled earphones...

TOPICS: Mobility

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  • Mobile maker Sony Ericsson had a small stand at the show but used its traditional pre-MWC Sunday evening press conference to show off its latest line-up of handset kit - including its first Android smartphone, the Xperia X10 (pictured above, left).

    The touchscreen X10 was one of three Android devices demoed by the company in Barcelona - with two smaller versions also announced: the X10 Mini (pictured above, centre) and the X10 Mini Pro which adds a slide-out keyboard.

    All three handsets are skinned with Sony Ericsson's UX user interface.

    The mobile maker also announced a slide-out keyboard version of its Vivaz smartphone - the Vivaz Pro - which runs the Symbian OS. A Sony Ericsson spokesman said the ability to type on a smartphone was becoming increasing important to consumers, not just business users, because of the rise of mobile social networking (pictured below).

    Sony Ericsson slide-out keyboards

    Sony Ericsson reckons physical keyboards are increasingly important to smartphone users

    Photo credits: Natasha Lomas/

  • Motorola also had a new Android smartphone up its sleeve at MWC - the Motorola Quench (pictured above), a 3.1-inch touchscreen device which runs the company's MotoBlur UI. It was also showing off the Android-powered Backflip, which launched earlier this month.

    There was a lot more than smartphones on show at its MWC stand, including an LTE internet cafe and a 3D TV demo (pictured below).

    Motorola 3D TV

    Motorola demoed a 3D TV system at its MWC stand

    Photo credits: Natasha Lomas/

  • Yet another Android-powered handset popped up at MWC, the U8800 (pictured above) - this one, the first Android handset made by Chinese kit-maker Huawei.

    The company also had an LTE-powered telepresence videoconferencing demo at its booth, pictured below.

    Huawei LTE telepresence

    Huawei demos telepresence videoconferencing via long term evolution (LTE) cellular tech

    Photo credits: Natasha Lomas/

Topic: Mobility

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