MWC 2017 Stories March 4

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In this week’s top stories: Google Pixel 2 is coming later this year, our best look yet at Galaxy S8, hands-on with LG G6, YouTube TV launches, and much, much more.  expand full story

MWC 2017 Stories March 3

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Earlier this week, I spent a few days walking about Barcelona and Mobile World Congress‘ venue, the Fira Gran Via. I headed back to the hotel after the first day of the actual show with strongly mixed feelings. For one, this being my first international fair meant that I could just not let go of the excitement, and the energy and passion so many people bring among those booths is tangible.

On the other, I had to do my job and check out all the new smartphones announced in these past few days, and this is where things got a little uglier. The P10 I first previewed proved to be a big red warning sign of things to come, and although I am not entirely dissatisfied, I definitely can’t say that the products matched the enthusiasm and vibe of the place itself…

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

MWC 2017 Stories February 27

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So here’s the thing with the P10: it is a good phone. Maybe even a great one by some standards. But I know that after having played just a few hours with it, which — to me — immediately signaled something. Remember when I talked about the OnePlus 4, how the “smartphone 1.0” era was over and that manufacturers really had to step up their game to bring something genuinely exciting to the table?

Well that, my friends, is not the case here. The P10 is definitely a 1.0 era smartphone. But whether that’s good or bad, of course, will depend on you…

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Sony announces the mid-to-high end Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra [Video]

In addition to its just-announced XZ Premium flagship, Sony took on Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress to introduce three new devices that (hopefully) cover just about any performance and quality point on the road between the mid and high end.

They are the Xperia XZs, the XA1 and the XA1 Ultra. Let’s check them out…

MWC 2017 Stories February 26

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Alongside the Moto G5 and G5 Plus announcements, Lenovo unveiled some new Moto Mods at its MWC event today. The company stressed during its presentation that Mods have become hugely important to the Moto brand since their launch with the Moto Z, and it’s introduced new partners to bring even more features to its flagship-tier devices.

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MWC 2017 Stories February 22

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New LG G6 press render shows off the glossy black model

The LG G6 leaks have started to pour in the run-up to the phone’s launch at Mobile World Congress next week, and just this morning we caught our first glimpse of the phone compared to last year’s LG G5. Now, we’re getting a look at the first official-looking press renders of the phone with views from all sides…

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