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Ephone S8, Qualcomm MSM7227A, $130

Posted by – February 29, 2012

The new Qualcomm MSM7227A ARM Cortex-A5 processor is reaching the cheap Shenzhen based Smartphones market. This ARM Cortex-A5 processor might benchmark even above some ARM Cortex-A8 processors yet is targetted for the cheap smartphones market!

ARM TrustZone at Mobile World Congress 2012

Posted by – February 28, 2012

ARM is showing the latest implementations of ARM TrustZone. This can be the secure and easy way to authenticate logins, payments, money transfers on the Internet.

Neonode Optical IR Touch Screen technology at Mobile World Congress 2012

Posted by – February 28, 2012

Neonode does the IR touch screen technology used on the Sony PRS-650 and T-1, they also plan to bring this technology to LCD based tablets. Check here for some info on the next Neonode touch user interface technology.

Metaio Augmented Reality at Mobile World Congress 2012

Posted by – February 28, 2012

Metaio claims to provide the best Augmented Reality performance in hardware optimized software for ARM Processors, here demonstrating what they can do using the ST-Ericsson U8500.

Noalia augments the sensitive of the capacitive screen in 3D

Posted by – February 28, 2012

Add gesture recognition, "multi-touch-less", enables new user interfaces, without touching the screen, it works on electrostatic fields.

News Republic, app for news articles and videos

Posted by – February 28, 2012

This application allows you to personalize where you are getting your news but from a limited number of providers with which News Republic has agreement to aggregate the news content.

Linaro on ST-Ericsson U8500 Snowball development board

Posted by – February 28, 2012

Linaro is optimizing Linux software for the Snowball, includes full Android ICS and Ubuntu Linux.

Google Booth at MWC 2012, Archos, Tablets and Phones on Display

Posted by – February 28, 2012

Here are some of the phones and tablets rotating at the back of the Google Booth at Mobile World Congress 2012, between the free smoothies and the slide.

ZTE Era Tegra3 and ZTE PF112 (codename) with a mysterious Quad-core processor

Posted by – February 28, 2012

ZTE is serious about high-end. Here's their new Tegra3 phone and also a mysterious phone codenamed PF112 with a yet unannounced Quad-core processor. If you know which Quad-core ZTE's PF112 is using, please post it in the comments.

ZTE Mimosa X and ZTE Acqua

Posted by – February 28, 2012

Possibly the cheapest Tegra2 phone in ZTE Mimosa X and a likely affordable MSM7227A ARM Cortex-A5 device in the ZTE Acqua.