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Samsung announced two Gingerbread based smartphones, the Galaxy S Advanced and the Galaxy Ace Plus. Samsung also announced two tablets, a bigger screen 10-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 2 and the Galaxy Note 10.1.

Nokia announced three new phones to their line called Asha, the 202, 203, and 302. Nokia then announced that the Lumia 900 will go on sale globally. Also a new phone was announced to the lineup called the Lumia 610. The Lumia 610 is a lower price and basic smartphone. At the end, Nokia released their final phone during MWC. It was the 808 PureView. It has an amazing 41-megapixel camera. Imagine that camera on a phone.

Asus announced the PadFone. It is a phone and a tablet combined. You can slide the phone into the PadStation and you can use it as a 10 inch screen tablet. Later on you can attach a keyboard to it and make it a laptop. It runs on Ice Cream Sandwich and the phone itself has a dual-core processor and a 4.3 inch AMOLED touch screen.

LG announced the LG Optimus 3D Max. It can record 3D video that you can watch without those 3D glasses. It runs Gingerbread and has a 4.3 inch WVGA touch screen. It also has a 1.3GHz dual-core processor. LG also announced a new lineup of L-Style phones. The lineup includes the Optimus L7 and L5 (running Ice Cream Sandwich), and the L3 (running Gingerbread).

Huawei annouced the quad-core tablet which has a 10.1 inch touch screen.

Stay tuned for more Mobile World Congress news.

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Google goggles?

Posted: February 26, 2012 in fashion, Google, hardware, Rumor Rage
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If you were tuned into some recent technology news, you have probably heard of Google goggles. Rumors say, that Google is working on prototype glasses that would have a heads-up display and are compatible with features like GPS, web, weather, time, content, etc. This means that if you wear the glasses, you will see a small heads-up screen. This screen will probably be transparent and flexible and will replace the lenses or be implemented inside a layer of the lenses. On this screen you would see the web, GPS, and other things like that. This would be amazing if this were to really come out.

What about the ease of use and how to even use it. Rumors have it that you can control the interface with tilts of your head. If this were to happen, the glasses should be easily controlled without that much head movement. This would mean that the sensors would have to be really sensitive and accurate, but this could make control the interface harder too because of the sensitivity.

Also a big thing about the glasses is the GPS feature. Rumors say that the glasses will have geo-location technology and turn-by-turn GPS navigation. Imagine that when you’re walking around NYC.

One of the most important things to keep in mind is, is it stylish and fashionable. Well you don’t want to walk around with big and heavy glasses that look bulky and just not cool.

Google said that it won’t comment on any of the rumors about the glasses. This is really a challenging thing to design and test. How to make the user interface look good and actually work and how to fit all the guts and electronics inside the glasses, while keeping the design sleek and light.

Maybe we will never see these come out or we might as well will, but it’s all to come. What are your thoughts about it? You you actually want to wear these glasses? Will they actually help you? Will they harm your body because of the cellular radiation? Do you even care about this?