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Sony outs ‘world’s slimmest’ in the Xperia Z4 Tablet at MWC

One of the highlights of the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona will surely be Sony Mobile’s event where it plans to unveil a number of products. At the forefront will be the new Xperia Z4 Tablet, which will replace the Xperia Z2 Tablet as Sony’s premier flagship tablet device. Boasting of a super-slim design and a vibrant 2K display, this new tablet will surely catch your eye.

Acer announces new members of its Liquid smartphone series

New Mobile World Congress, new smartphones in the market to choose from. Acer announced in time for the tech convention in Barcelona two new affordable smartphones in their Liquid series: the Z220 and the Z520. The former is being touted as an affordable secondary device for those who are not just content with one or may need another one for business or extra activities while the latter is shown off for its multi-media capabilities.

Acer Liquid Jade Z: premium features, “wallet-friendly” price

Aside from the two previously-announced new Acer Liquid smartphones (the Z220 and the Z520), the Taiwanese OEM has also announced another device that has more premium features but they promise to not kill your wallet when it comes to the price. The Liquid Jade Z has high-end specifications, the ability to take better pictures even in low-light conditions, has Hi-res audio and comes in an ultra-thin package but will cost lesser than others of its ilk that are currently in the market.

Acer Liquid Leap+: platform-agnostic, exchangeable straps

If you're in the market for a new wearable device (and after this World Mobile Congress you just might be), Acer is clamoring to have you try out the newest generation of their Smart Activeband line. The Liquid Leap+ is their first foray into the multi-OS wearable market and brings you all the basic features you're looking for in a smartband, with the interchangeable straps adding to your customization.

Galaxy S 6 Edge vs Galaxy Note Edge: which edge is edgier

Now that Samsung has two "edgy" smartphones under its belt, it's probably natural to ask which of the two has the Edge. It might be far too easy to say that the Galaxy S 6 edge is the winner simply because it's newer than the Galaxy Note Edge, but that is hardly ever the case. Although we will definitely need more intimate time spent with the latest, we can probably narrow down the answer for you. That is, in case you're in the market for a smartphone with a curved edge, for one reason or another.

Samsung Galaxy S 6, S 6 edge: a new yet familiar design

It's finally here! The most anticipated smartphone, whether you like it or not, has landed here at MWC 2015. Although the Galaxy S 6 and the Galaxy S 6 edge (note the spaces and the cases) have been almost leaked to death, the whole is definitely greater than the sum of all those bits and pieces. What we have here today is Samsung's attempt at a revival, at giving the world solid proof that it hasn't lost its touch just yet. And guess what? It actually might have just accomplished that.

Lenovo Tab 2 A8, A10 hands-on: cinametic sound on a budget

Here at MWC 2015, Lenovo is continuing its tradition of offering affordable choices for consumers who want or need a mobile device on the go. This year, it is outing two new Android tablets, the 8-inch Tab 2 A8 and the 10.1-inch Tab 2 A10-70. Don't let the lower price tags fool you, however. These budget beasts have been designed and equipped to deliver a more than decent multimedia consumption experience, thanks to their HD or Full HD screens and the addition of Dolby's Atmos technology.

HTC One M9 vs One M8: the endless question of upgrades

It's that time of year again when we ask ourselves whether it's time to upgrade to the latest model. Those on HTC's flagships have it a little harder, as year after year the company puts out almost similar smartphone. To some extent, the HTC One M9 just unveiled at MWC 2015 is no different, present an almost incremental upgrade path. But looks, and specs, can be deceiving and our answer this year might very well be different than our last. Read on to see whether you should grab that shiny new One M9 or not.

HTC One M9 hands-on: refining a tried and tested design

The HTC One M9 is finally here at MWC 2015 and, depending on your particularly focus on smartphones, you may be tickled pink or disappointed. HTC's 2015 flagship bears a very familiar visage that could easily be mistaken for last year's model at first glance. The hardware inside is evolutionary in some places, disappointing in others. The software that runs on top can also be argued to be rather gimmicky. All these, however, aren't all that bad and are quite necessary for the manufacturer to establish a design that is "unmistakably HTC".

HTC Grip hands-on: making a grab at wearables and fitness

As speculated before, HTC is indeed coming out with a wearable together with its new fitness partner, Under Armor. Here at MWC 2015, we saw on HTC's floor, not at a smartwatch, but at a no-nonsense smart fitness device. The HTC Grip, like the HTC One M9, is a curious beast, simple, somewhat ingenious, and probably too plain, all at the same time. So will the Grip grip active mobile users' hearts? We took a dive to find out just what it is all about.