James Rosewell and Mark Bridge report for The Fonecast from Barcelona at the beginning of Mobile World Congress.
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Prelude to Mobile World Congress 2012
James Rosewell and Mark Bridge report from Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona. In today's programme they discuss some of the pre-show news and also look forward to Monday's events.
Huawei has announced the Ascend D quad, described as “the world’s fastest smartphone”.
It’s powered by the company’s own quad-core processor, which apparently reaches 1.5GHz, runs on the Android 4.0 operating system and is equipped with Huawei’s proprietary power management system, providing up to 30% power saving compared to other devices. The 1800mAh battery is claimed to last for up to two days under normal usage.
Sony Mobile Communications - formerly Sony Ericsson but now wholly-owned by Sony - has announced two new smartphones on the eve of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Joining the Xperia S in the company’s Xperia NXT smartphone series are the Xperia P and Xperia U.
Orange UK has revealed an NFC-based loyalty scheme called ‘Quick Tap Treats’ in partnership with the EAT restaurant chain.
Customers with a compatible NFC-equipped Orange phone will be able to to tap their handset against a special poster at any participating EAT outlet. They’ll then be directed to a mobile game, with winners receiving a voucher for a free treat. Options include free food, free drinks and ‘upgrades’ to larger portions.