MWC 2017: Sony launches slow-mo Xperia XZ Premium phone

Media captionWATCH: Spencer Kelly tests Sony’s new slow-mo phone Sony’s latest smartphone is capable of filming smooth slow-motion footage at four times the rate possible on Apple and Samsung’s top-end models. The Xperia XZ Premium captures video at up to 960 frames per second (fps). The achievement was made possible by a new type of […]

MWC 2017: LG G6 phone is made for split-screen apps

Media captionWATCH: LG’s G6 smartphone is designed to run two apps side by side LG has ditched the modular design of its previous flagship smartphone and unveiled a new top-end model that is designed for split-screen uses. To achieve this, the G6’s display has an 18:9 aspect ratio, rather than the 16:9 used by most […]

Nokia 3310 mobile phone resurrected at MWC 2017

Media captionWATCH: Rory Cellan-Jones tries out the new Nokia 3310 Nokia’s 3310 phone has been relaunched nearly 17 years after its debut. Many consider the original handset iconic because of its popularity and sturdiness. More than 126 million were produced before it was phased out in 2005. The revamped version will be sold under licence […]

MWC 2017: Samsung unveils two new tablets but no phone

MWC 2017: Samsung unveils two new tablets but no phone

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Galaxy Tab S3 was the first of two tablets unveiled by Samsung at a tech trade show in Barcelona Samsung has, for the first time since 2013, opted not to unveil a flagship Galaxy S smartphone at the Mobile World Congress tech show. Instead, it showed off two new […]

MWC 2017: Huawei P10 has smarter selfie and rear cameras

MWC 2017: Huawei P10 has smarter selfie and rear cameras

Image copyright Huawei Image caption Chinese tech giant Huawei unveiled two new phones at a Mobile World Congress press event Huawei’s latest high-end smartphone features a camera on its front that counts how many people are in shot. If the P10 detects there is more than one person being photographed in a “selfie”, it automatically […]

MWC 2017: LG G6 phone is made for split-screen use

Media captionWATCH: LG’s G6 smartphone is designed to run two apps side by side LG has ditched the modular design of its previous flagship smartphone and unveiled a new top-end model that is designed for split-screen uses. To achieve this, the G6’s display has an 18:9 aspect ratio, rather than the 16:9 used by most […]

MWC 2017: Google brings Assistant to more Android phones

MWC 2017: Google brings Assistant to more Android phones

Image caption Google Assistant will soon be available to many more smartphone users Google’s voice-activated digital assistant will soon be available on smartphones running the latest versions of the Android operating system. Until now, Google Assistant had only been available on the firm’s own Pixel phones. The service, like Siri on iPhones, allows users to […]

MWC 2017: Blackberry revives classic keyboard phone

A new Android-powered Blackberry with a physical keyboard has been unveiled by Chinese phone-maker TCL Communication. The company now licenses the brand for its devices, after Blackberry decided to outsource the development and manufacture of its smartphones. The device was unveiled ahead of the start of the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. TCL’s […]

UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge

UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge

Image copyright AFP Image caption Robothespian was built by a British company to interact with the public Funding of £17.3m ($22m) for artificial intelligence and robotics research to be carried out by British universities is to be announced by the government. It is part of the government’s digital strategy, to be published by Culture Secretary […]

Blackberry revives classic keyboard phone

A new Android-powered Blackberry with a physical keyboard has been unveiled by Chinese phone-maker TCL Communication. The company now licenses the brand for its devices, after Blackberry decided to outsource the development and manufacture of its smartphones. TCL’s Nicolas Zibell told the BBC’s Chris Foxx that he hoped to revive the brand with “strong products”. […]

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