BBC News 24
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Many consider the original handset iconic because of its popularity and sturdiness. The announcement was made at the mobile world congress tech show in Barcelona. And Waterstones, the UK's leading bookshop chain, is on the defensive after going incognito at some of its newer stores. It has opened three shops in Sufffolk, Sussex and Hertfordshire, that do not feature its distinctive branding, prompting accusations of deception. But Waterstones' chief executive, James Daunt, has defended the move, saying he wanted the shops to have a more independent feel. A quick look at markets.
BBC News 24
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We have seen pop stars and actors from the past decade making a comeback when our phone companies trying to do the same. Remember the Nokia 3310, 17 years on it is being relaunched. Many considered the original handset iconic because of its popularity and steadiness. The announcement was made at the Mobile world Congress tech show in Barcelona, you could read more on our website.
Cnet
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Sony has stuffed its new flagship handset with some great tech, but how do its specs stack up against the competition?
Financial Times - India
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The Full Signal
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3Ghz RAM: 2 GB DISPLAY: 5.0IPS LCD (1280 x 720, 16:9) Camera: 8MP AF, 1.12um, f/2, LED flash; (front) 8MP AF, 1.12um, f/2, FOV 84 degrees, display flash Battery: 2650 mAh Storage: 16GB MicroSD: Yep – up to 128GB This is Nokia’s entry level model. It should cost around $150 and is clearly aimed at the budget-end of the smartphone market, a very lucrative segment for players like Samsung, Huawei and, once again, Nokia. The Nokia 3 features pure Android Nougat; no custom skin, no bloatware. That’s a huge plus for users, so hat’s off to Nokia for that one. Inside you have moderate specs as well as support for MicroSD cards. This handset is an affordable option, and that’s reflected in the specs. But given the attention to detail, the nice, overall design and the decent specs we can see a lot of budget-conscious users flocking to this handset. Nokia 5 Specs OS: Android Nougat CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon430 mobile platform RAM: 2GB Display: 5.
Techradar
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The Alcatel A5 LED has just been launched at this years Mobile World Congress , and its standout feature is its interactive LED cover, which Alcatel hopes will capture the imaginations (and money) of young people. Alcatel isnt one of the most exciting mobile brands, usually associated with cheap and cheerful budget handsets, but the LED cover may make it a more appealing purchase. The cover can light up when you receive notifications from incoming calls, messages, alarms and social media activity, and you can customize the way it looks with cover patterns and themes. The cover will also light up and display animated patterns while you listen to music, and if you shake the Alcatel A5 LED handset, the pattern will change. While the cover of the Alcatel A5 LED isnt the first protective case that gives you important information while keeping your smartphone safe (the HTC Dot View case has been around for a while now, and does something similar), this is the most feature-rich and customizable case weve seen so far, and the fact that its included for no extra cost is welcome news.
BBC News 24
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The handset was first launched in 2000, with the classic mobile game Snake. That's a summary of the latest BBC News. More at 10.30. Thank you. And thank you to you for your messages on the state of your children's schools.
Android Police
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I have a Huawei P10 here to check out at MWC, and checking out I have been: the newest flagship phone from the world's 3rd-largest smartphone vendor is here, and it's actually pretty nice. First off, for our American readers: you will never see this phone officially for sale in the US. At least, that's the plan at this point. Huawei's P series is available in a wide variety of locales around the world, but the US of A is not and historically never has been one of them. Read More Huawei P10 first impressions: A competent premium handset that you will never see in America was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
China Daily
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Expert Reviews
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To get playing, just tap the game icon in Messenger. Nokia 3310 review: Hands-on Cast your eyes back to the turn of the century and you’ll spot a familiar handset crammed in most pockets, Nokia’s 3310. Having since achieved near-cult status as the indestructible phone (with memes abound), Nokia’s 3310 was trusty, reliable, and incredibly resilient. 17 years later, the most beloved phone in history is making a comeback. Nokia, which now operates under Finnish company, HMD Global, has decided to launch an updated version of the Nokia 3310 for the modern age. That’s all well and good for those with fond memories of Nokia’s finest, but will the Nokia 3310 still hold a place among the Samsungs and Apples of 2017? Image 5 of 9 Nokia 3310 review: Key specifications and release date 115.6 x 51 x 12.8mm 79.6g 2.4in 240 x 320 display 2 megapixel rear camera 32GB microSD support Dual Micro SIM slot49 Expected March release Nokia 3310 review: Design, key features and first impressions Nokia’s 3310 revival serves as an homage to that coveted handset of old.
BBC News - Technology
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A new type of smartphone sensor that can film at 960 frames per second is featured in a new handset from Sony.
Techradar
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Sony makes dependable handsets, but its been a long time since its made a phone thats not in some way hampered or behind the curve technologically. Usually its the screen that lags behind, with most of its flagships packing just 1080p displays when rivals have moved to QHD, but now, with the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, the company has leapfrogged its competitors and delivered a 4K display. Combined with all-round top tier specs this makes for a truly cutting-edge handset, and one which on first impressions seems less gimmicky than Sonys last stab at 4K on the Xperia Z5 Premium . But is this premium take on the XZ enough to justify the name and the price tag or is the standard Sony Xperia XZ , which is a flagship phone too, and still pretty recent, the better option? To help you decide for yourself weve put the two head to head, across all the categories that matter.
Cnet
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Sony has stuffed its new flagship handset with some great tech, but how do its specs stack up against the competition?
Techradar
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On top of that, the Xperia XZ Premium is capable of shooting at a dizzying 960 frames per second, which offers really slow motion shots. However, this is only possible at 720p resolution, and doesnt have the low light capabilities of the still photo sensor. Battery The battery on the Xperia XZ Premium is a mite small at 3230mAh, as given the size of the handset (which is only 7.9mm thick) wed have expected more. However, theres USB Type-C on board, a headphone jack and an expandable memory card slot to play with as well - so its again ticking the boxes there. Theres another first in the mix for selected territories - using the new LTE Cat 16 speeds means this phone can download files at 1 Gbps - were talking seconds to absorb a whole 4K movie. In real terms, itll probably only be 15% as fast as that - the 1Gbps is in lab conditions - but youre still going to be getting 150Mbps on the go if your network supports it - EE has confirmed to TechRadar that it will be rolling out the technology this year for its customers that take its huge, unlimited speed package.
Techradar - Reviews
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It's easy to hold in the hand and interact with a single thumb for most tasks. Side by side with the 4K display of the XZ Premium, you can't see that much of a difference in terms of screen quality. There's a definite drop in sharpness when compared directly and the color reproduction isn't as stunning, but Sony has still tuned the screen rather nicely. Where the XZ Premium has a mirrored finish, the Xperia XZs is a frosted design, looking far more matte and not absorbing fingerprints like a fiendish identity thief. The headphone jack on the top and USB-C on the bottom tick the right buttons - this is basically another evolved Sony phone.If you've had such a handset from the brand before, you'll be in familiar territory here. The power button on the right-hand side houses the fingerprint scanner (although not in the US, for some reason) and the squarer frame is very much Sony.
Techradar - Reviews
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In terms of design, well, its huge. This is a big phone for people that want a big phone, and the 1080p screen shouldnt look as good as it does for the size of handset on offer. However, the contrast ratio impressed in our early preview, and the octa-core Mediatek processor seemed more than capable of flicking around and opening apps, although it needs a proper stress test to see how far it can be stretched. With 3GB of RAM on board that should be a fair amount though - this is a decent spec phone from Sony that just needs a youth-friendly price to go alongside. The camera is powerful at 23MP, with a large 1/2.3 inch sensor and hybrid autofocus combining to bring good snapping abilities - but it will be interesting to see what Sonys done with the technology on a lower-cost model. Will it be as powerful and tuned, or just take the sharp pictures but remove the smart processing that makes them look so good? Another nod to the youth market is the use of a 16MP snapper on the front as well - this is a phone to take a sharp selfie often, assuming that you can hold this massive phone up for long enough in front of your face.
Techradar - Reviews
19 hours
The fingerprint scanner remains in the power key on the right-hand side of the device (unless youre in the US, where its still inexplicably missing) and you finger falls right on the spot to open the phone. However, when it comes to design youre going to notice one thing with the XZ Premium: its so flipping glossy. The mirrored finish is most noticeable in the chrome variant, although youll still be able to check out your reflection in the black/dark blue version too. As such, this is one of the smudgiest, most fingerprint-sucking phones weve ever used. But thats to be expected given the mirrored finish, and the handset polishes up easily enough. As is the way of phones in 2017, the connector on the bottom of the phone is USB Type-C, and thankfully theres a headphone jack on the top.
Electronics Weekly
19 hours
Nokia's re-entry into the handset business sees the launch of a phone with a battery which lasts a month and has 22 hours of talk time with a 1200mAh battery. It was designed nearly 20 years ago and is the re-launch of the most popular mobile phone of the year 2000 the 3310 ... Read full article: Nokia rides again
Bristol Post
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The Nokia 3310 is back - only this time, it takes pictures, lasts longer and comes in an array of colours. The modern-day version of the classic phone was officially unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona on Sunday 17 years after the original made its debut. Slicker than its predecessor, the new handset has an enlarged 2.4inch colour screen, slimmer frame and extended battery life of up to 22 hours. It also comes in glossy red or yellow, as well as the...
The Economic Times
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The company is taking its time to put out a new handset after it was forced to recall millions of its Galaxy Note 7 phones and discontinue the model in October.
Financial Times - China
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Ex-employees now at HMD revive 3310 classic handset, along with latest smartphones
Daily Mail - India
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MacRumors
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With the phone's bezels taking up minimal space on the front, the power button and fingerprint sensor sit on the back of the phone below the camera, while a virtual home button is located on the main display. LG also made much of the resilience of the G6 compared to previous phones. The front is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, while the back is encased in Gorilla Glass 5. Elsewhere, the rear dual-lens camera boasts Gorilla Glass 4. The device is also IP68-certified waterproof. Other specifications of the LG G6 include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset, 4GB RAM and a 3300 mAh battery. The front camera has a 5-megapixel sensor and a 100-degree field of view, while the dual cameras at the back pack 13 megapixels each. No announcement was made regarding pricing or the release date of the handset. Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic Also at MWC on Sunday, the Chinese mobile maker unveiled the Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic.
TechCrunch
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Mobile World Congress could have been Samsungs big moment to put 2016 behind it once and for all with a brand new flagship handset. Instead, the company is using the worlds biggest smartphone show to debut two distinctly different yet decidedly Samsungy takes on the largely staid tablet space. The company was certainly up front about the fact that the Galaxy S8 Read More