Mobile World Congress 2011 round-up
Here's our look at the phones and tablets that have been unveiled during the first half of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
We're halfway through the 2011 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Here is a round-up of some of the main announcements that have been made during the event so far.
Salsa and ChaCha handsets
HTC has announced a number of handsets at this year's MWC with the HTC Salsa and the HTC ChaCha. Both are being dubbed 'Facebook phones' because they've been designed around Facebook and Facebook's functionality and have a specially designed Facebook button, although they're not officially endorsed by the social network.
The ChaCha has a QWERTY handset and a 2.6-inch screen. The Salsa has a touchscreen 3.4-inch screen. Both will run with the Android 2.2 operating system and both have a 5MP camera.
They are expected to be released in the Spring in Europe and Asia.
HTC Flyer tablet
In addition to the new handsets, HTC has unveiled its first tablet with the HTC Flyer, which has a 7-inch screen, a 5MP camera on the back and a 1.3MP camera on the front. It runs on Android 2.4 and supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
It will be on sale globally in the Spring.
Samsung has launched a number of smartphones at MWC this year, as well as a new tablet.
Its Samsung Galaxy S II has a 4.27-inch display as well as an 8MP camera and is the thinnest smartphone in the world at 8.4mm. It will be released with the 7digital music store embedded.
It also showed off the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 and the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 Smart Players, which will run on Google Android 2.2 Froyo.
Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 has a 4-inch touchscreen with a 3.2MP camera. Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 has a 5-inch touchscreen display and a 3.2MP camera with a flash.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung also announced a larger version of its Galaxy Tab tablet computer, called the Galaxy Tab 10.1. As the name suggests, it has a 10.1-inch display.
It runs the latest Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system. It has 1080p HD video recording, an 8MP back camera and a 2MP front camera. It has Wi-Fi and HSPA+ support.
Best of the rest
The first Nokia handset with Windows 7 phone will be released later this year but specifications and precise dates are yet to be announced.
The LG Optimus 3D features two 5MP cameras on the backfor taking 3D videos and photos and it has an autostereoscopic screen which means you can watch 3D without glasses.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
Dubbed as the PlayStation phone, the Xperia Play is an Android phone with a 5MP camera, Wi-Fi and 4-inch display.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
This was the thinnest smarpthone - 8.7mm - on display until the Samsung Galaxy S II was announced. It has 4.2inch display and 8MP camera with 720p HD video recording.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
The Xperia Neo is similar to the Arc but adds a front-facing camera for video calling.