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Mobile World Congress has officially kicked off in Barcelona, Spain and TechRadar, our sister site from across the pond, is there! Journey with us now as we give a quick rundown on the second day of MWC 2011.
Tuesday has mostly come and gone in Barcelona, Spain, where this year’s Mobile World Congress is well underway on its second day. Worried that you might have missed some cool announcement or gadget hands-on? Fear not, because our friends at TechRadar are there in full force, and here’s a quick rundown on all of today’s happenings so you don’t miss a single thing.
Facebook phones have finally arrived! Or at least these two HTC handsets, each of which sport a dedicated Facebook key to get you into the social quicker than ever before.
One of two Facebook-integrated handsets that HTC is unveiling at this year’s MWC, the ChaCha gets a sneak peek -- at least as much as it can being encased in a glass box, anyway.
The other Facebook phone from HTC may also be encased in glass, but that didn’t stop TechRadar from fondling it gently with the camera lens nonetheless.
Forget about the long-rumored “Facebook Phone” -- founder Mark Zuckerberg announced during the HTC press conference today that there will be dozens of them! “A lot has been made about a single Facebook phone, but you can expect dozens of phones with deeper integration than ever before,” Zuck promised.
HTC dips a very big toe into the tablet pond with the Flyer, a seven-inch Android Gingerbread (with a promised upgrade to 3.0 Honeycomb) slate which includes 3D-enabled widgets and a bundled stylus. Wait, what year is this?
The sequel to the Incredible has arrived, with a large, four-inch Super LCD screen and 8MP camera with dual-LED flash and 720p HD video recording. It’s coming to the U.K. in the second quarter -- no word on pricing or availability on this side of the pond, though.
Just what Android fans need: Yet another cool handset to lust after! HTC is back with a followup to the Desire, although in this case you may want to hang onto that existing Desire, since the “S” upgrade doesn’t appear to offer too much that’s new.
Let’s face it: With the constant onslaught of new handsets, who can afford to keep up with the coolest ones? If you’re looking to jump on board the Android Gingerbread train, HTC’s Wildfire S looks like a compelling (and cost-effective) option.
Didn’t get enough of the Xperia Pro coverage on Monday? Thankfully, TechRadar has a hands-on look at this “serious, slide-out QWERTY member of the latest Sony Ericsson Xperia handsets” that they claim has a lot going for it.
3D technology has finally leapt from the theatre screen to your handset with LG’s Optimus 3D. TechRadar figures that you probably have some big questions on whether or not the handset is for you, and is happy to oblige with answers.
Steve Ballmer is in da house for MWC 2011 and he’s dishing on what to expect from the long-awaited copy and paste update for Windows Phone 7 -- among other things.
Acer’s hottest new handset is undeniably the Liquid E Ferrari special edition, inspired by the Italian automotive legend, naturally.
You’ve got to hand it to Acer -- rather than taking a page from the iPad playbook, their dual-screen tablet owes more to laptops.
Billed as “the powerhouse of Acer’s smartphone series” by TechRadar, come and get a close-up, hands-on look at the “spectacularly well built” Liquid mt.
If you were clamoring for more up-close details on HP’s forthcoming webOS-based TouchPad, the good news is the company is in full force at MWC 2011 and TechRadar got an extensive hands on with this iPad competitor.
Stay tuned on Wednesday for all of the thrilling events on day three!
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(Image courtesy of TechRadar)