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Cameraphone with physical shutter spied

MWC Camera firm Jabil has showcased an 8Mp camera module with a physical shutter. The firm hopes it could soon make its way into smartphones. jabil_camera_shutter A working model of Jabil's 8Mp cameraphone module with physical shutter The module measures 10 x 10 x 8mm and has a moving blade-style shutter that prevents light from …
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More Modu jackets seen at MWC

MWC Modu is determined to make its modular phone concept fly, so it’s designed a range of new jackets for the device. modu_speaker_jacket Modu's music jacket's a phone on one side and a sound system on the other Despite only officially announcing the phone – also called Modu - last week, the device will soon have five additional …
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Hyundai motors in with handset trio

MWC Making good on its recent promise to launch phones into the UK, car firm Hyundai has unveiled two mid-range devices and a low-end one. Hyundai_MB_490i_01 Hyundai's 490i: flagship phone - Wi-Fi - 3G = fail? But the firm’s missed a trick with its flagship model – the MB-490i – by failing to include 3G or Wi-Fi. Tri-band GSM, …
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Ballmer demos LG wristphone

MWC LG helped Microsoft launch Windows Mobile 6.5 at Mobile World Congress in Spain yesterday, so in return one of the software giant’s executives helped the Korean firm demonstrate its 3G wristphone. LG_wristphone_Ballmer_01 Steve Ballmer makes an appearance - on LG's wristphone The watch-cum-phone, known as the GD910, was first …
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Samsung gets own models confused

MWC Keeping track with the latest mobile phones is tricky, especially when several new devices launch each day. But Samsung appears to have gotten slightly confused with its own mobile models. Samsung_ultra_touch_S8300_01 Samsung's Ultra Touch: looks identical to the "flasghip" Tocco Ultra Edition Last week, the firm announced …
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Windows goes Mobile 6.5

MWC Phone rivals HTC and LG today joined Microsoft at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to launch the world’s first handsets set to run the latest incarnation of Windows Mobile. Windows_Mobile_65 How Windows Mobile 6.5 will look on your mobile Peter Chou, HTC's Chief Executive, kicked things off by promising buyers of its new …

LG lauds world’s first transparent phone

MWC LG’s recently unveiled Arena was the first handset to introduce the Korean company's new S-Class 3D UI, but the firm’s since unveiled two more sexy touchscreen devices running the cube-based menu system - including one with a transparent touchpad. LG_GD900_02 LG's GD900: has a see-through keypad If you can see through the …
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Samsung's Omnia touchphone goes HD

Samsung has updated its Omnia mobile phone to create what it has claimed is the world’s first handset capable of HD video capture. Omnia_HD_01 Samsung's Omnia HD: captures 720p video The unimaginatively named Omnia HD is, admittedly, at the lower end of HD – 720p, to be specific. But users can nonetheless shoot 24f/s HD video …
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HTC launches updated Touch Diamond and Pro

MWC HTC today announced updates to two of its flagship touchscreen mobile phones, unveiling the Touch Diamond 2 and the Touch Pro 2. HTC_Touch_diamond_2 HTC's Touch Diamond 2: Distinguishing between the two is actuallu pretty difficult, since both handsets mirror one another on features at almost every turn. Only looks truly …