New mobile phone handsets galore at MWC 2011
HTC have just announced two new handsets and just for good measure, they’ve also thrown a new Android Tablet in there too. The handsets in question are the Desire S and the Wildfire S; these handsets are two of three new handsets to have been released by HTC sporting the ‘S’ at the end of their name the third being the HTC Incredible S. They have been announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 along with a few other groundbreaking handsets from other companies like Samsung and Sony Ericsson.
Samsung released the update to one of their latest handsets, the Samsung Galaxy S. They announced the Samsung Galaxy S2 will be being released soon and also LG released their innovative, and one of a kind handset the LG Optimus 3D. Arguably this handset stole the show at MWC but there’s been a lot of people who have given it bad reviews some even saying that it’s a ‘gimmick’ as the 3D features aren’t very prominent and that you have to look at the screen straight on in order to be able to see the 3D effects take place.
Some people are asking what the need for a 3D device is and LG have responded by saying that it’s a one of a kind handset and they haven’t focussed solely on the 3D side of the handset because according to Techradar who have had some hands on time with the handset it comes complete with 3 cameras, yes 3 cameras! One on the front of the handset and two on the back of the handset, and this is what enables the handset to record video in 3D so if you want to video your mates doing something stupid and watch it back in 3D then this is your phone.
There was a few new phones from Sony Ericsson who have finally jumped on the Android bandwagon with their three new handsets. One of them you’ll have heard more about than the other handstes, that being the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. The hotly anticipated phone from Sony Ericsson combines the best of both worlds, a games console and a mobile phone in one nifty little device and the plus side is that for any of you PlayStation fans out there, you can download PlayStation games straight onto the handset and then you’re set for a few hours of fun.
The other handsets that have been released are the Sony Ericsson ARC and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo. Both are very similar handsets and some very little differences, but on the whole both are very good handsets.
There are also two other handsets from HTC which are Facebook branded, the HTC ChaCha and the HTC Salsa. We don’t really know what all this Facebook branding is about but all we have to say is that Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg really are trying to muscle in on every possible market that they can.