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Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 Snapshots

It’s been a busy week in Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress. From gadgets being unveiled to product announcements that are shaping the future of mobile, Team Dolphin have been here on-site to keep up with the developments in the mobile world.

Based on what we have seen and heard, we wanted to share with you a snapshot of the latest announcements from the mobile industry that’s been getting all the buzz here at MWC 2012.

  • Android v7.4 launches with Dolphin Sonar. A voice-control feature to search the web.
  • Huawei unveils “world’s fastest smartphone” — the quad-core, 1.5GHz processor Huawei Ascend D Quad phone that is supposed to be 49% faster.
  • Nokia unveils a 41 megapixel camera — the Nokia 808 PureView.
  • Apple announces 25 billion apps have been downloaded from the Apple apps store with 550,000 apps available in the iOS store currently.
  • Samsung, unveiled the Galaxy Beam. A phone with a built-in projector that can display up to 50 inches of projected images and videos.
  • Google announces 850,000 Android devices are being activated daily and confirmed there are 300 million Android devices globally with 450,000 apps available in the Android market currently.
  • Sony unveiled its SmartDock that can turn your Xperia P smartphone into a media center by connecting to a HDTV and a computer by attaching an external keyboard.
  • PayPal announced a new mobile payments system to Home Depots nationwide. Every branch will be able to handle payments using a card or cellphone and PIN combination.
  • Invoxia announced its AudiOffice — a dock equipped with speakers and handset for turning your iPhone or iPad into a desktop phone for your business.
  • Liquipel and Hz0 unveiled waterproof coating that will protect electronics from full immersion into water.

As Mobile World Congress comes to a close today, we will keep you updated on future development and enhancements to Dolphin browser.


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