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February 2011 Roundup

28th February 2011

February is by far the busiest month in the mobile phone releases calendar. Most major manufacturers were showing off high-end smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, typically running Android.

Nokia / Microsoft tie-up

Probably the biggest news of the month was the controversial announcement that Nokia will switch to Windows Phone as its primary smartphone operating system, which is positive in many ways but may lead to gaps in their product range.

 Nokia Windows Phone 7 concept
Nokia Windows Phone 7 concept

HTC

All of HTC's releases this month were running Android. HTC's first tablet device, the 7" HTC Flyer is one of the best looking tablets we have seen, but promises to command a premium price tag. A pair of phones for Facebook fans, the HTC ChaCha and Salsa come with a dedicated button to keep you in touch with your friends. A trio of "S" phones indicate upgrades from last year's models - the HTC Desire S is a very slight upgrade to the original best-selling Desire and is likely to be a very popular smartphone. At the bottom of the range, the original Wildfire gets a significant boost with the HTC Wildfire S. A worldwide version of a Verizon phone, the HTC Incredible S fits in near to the top of HTC's Android smartphone range.

 HTC Flyer
HTC Flyer

 HTC ChaCha
HTC ChaCha

 HTC Salsa
HTC Salsa

 HTC Desire S
HTC Desire S

 HTC Wildfire S
HTC Wildfire S

 HTC Incredible S
HTC Incredible S 

Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson showed off three powerful Android smartphones this month. The headlining device was the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, a normal looking handset until you slide it open to find some clever PlayStation style gaming controls. Two very closely related smartphones are the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo and Xperia Pro, relatively high end devices that are similar in most ways except that the Pro has a QWERTY keyboard.

 Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

 Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro

 Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo

Samsung

The Bada-powered Samsung Wave 578 is one of only a very small number of non-Android handsets announced this month. One of last year's best Android phones get a significant update with the powerful Samsung Galaxy S II. Also filling out the Galaxy line, the compact Samsung Galaxy S WiFi Android tablets come in 4 inch or 5 inch versions with all the features of an Android smartphone.. just without the phone. And right at the other end of the tablet market, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is much bigger, faster and easier to use that last year's original Tab device.

 Samsung Galaxy Wave 578
Samsung Galaxy Wave 578

 Samsung Galaxy S II
Samsung Galaxy S II

 Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.0
Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.0

 Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0
Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

HP

HP showed off a new version of its WebOS platform, bought from Palm. Out of these the HP Pre 3 is an interesting smartphone and a huge improvement over the original Palm Pre models. Doing pretty much the same thing as the Pre 3, but in a much more compact package is the HP Veer. HP also showed that they are keen for WebOS to compete with the iPad with the HP TouchPad tablet.

 HP Pre 3
HP Pre 3

 

 HP Touchpad
HP Touchpad

 HP Veer
HP Veer

LG

Featuring both a 3D screen and 3D video capture, the LG Optimus 3D goes into a dimension that no other phone does.. but is there actually any consumer demand? LG also get into the game with their own tablet (also with 3D video capture), the LG Optimus Pad.

 LG Optimus 3D
LG Optimus 3D

 LG Optimus Pad
LG Optimus Pad

Other Manufacturers

The INQ Cloud Touch is an inexpensive Android phone aimed at Facebook users, at the other end of the Android spectrum is the Motorola PRO with a built in QWERTY keyboard aimed at business and professional customers.

 INQ Cloud Touch
INQ Cloud Touch

 Motorola PRO
Motorola PRO

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