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Lenovo S850 smartphone hands-on

Lenovo unveiled the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ yesterday, and it seems they also had a trio of smartphones to show off. These models are all in the S-Series of devices, and for the purpose of this hands-on post -- we are taking a look at the Lenovo S850. An overall solid looking device, and this happens to be one aimed towards the "fashion savvy consumers."

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ hands-on

As you may have seen from our earlier post, Lenovo announced the next-generation of the Yoga Tablet line here at Mobile World Congress. This latest is dubbed the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ and as the 'HD+' in the name would suggest, one of the key items was an updated display. There is a 10-inch Full HD IPS display at 1920 x 1200. In comparison, the previous generation Yoga Tablet 10 sat at 1280 x 800.

Lenovo DOit app suite hands-on

Along with the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+, Lenovo also introduced a suite of apps. This is the DOit suite of apps, and there will be five in total. While the apps were unveiled along with the tablet, they will also be appearing on other Lenovo devices, including those currently available. Furthermore, they will also work with other devices. To that last point, our hands-on time with the apps included a Moto X.

LG G2 mini hands-on

Revealed just days ahead of Mobile World Congress, LG is showing the G2 mini. The handset sits with a 4.7-inch display, which does have us questioning the use of the word 'mini' a bit. But regardless of the name, the LG G2 mini seems to be a slightly smaller and less powerful version of the G2.

LG G Pro 2 hands-on

The LG G Pro 2 was unveiled earlier in the month. That initial unveil was only for one market, Korea, however LG is showing the handset here at Mobile World Congress. As a refresher, LG has this one loaded with a 5.9-inch IPS LCD display. And for those wondering, the display appears to be bright and clear. LG also brought over those rear-facing buttons.

SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive review

The SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive has been announced this morning. Essentially, this is a flash drive with a microUSB port on one end, and a regular sized USB port on the other. The drive works in connection with the SanDisk Memory Zone app, and is touted as being "the easiest way to free up space on your phone or tablet." With that in mind, the folks at SanDisk sent a unit over in advance, which means we have already had a bit of hands-on time.

LG G Flex: going one-handed with the 6-inch display

We've spent a fair bit of time with the LG G Flex during the initial hands-on. We also shared our full review shortly after. But with that being said, the LG G Flex is a unique phone, and to be honest, it has been sort of hard to put down since the review has wrapped. To that point, there are some solid features, one of which is how LG is trying to make things a bit easier for one-handed use. Because, as many will realize, a phone with a 6-inch display cannot be described as small.

Pebble: one-year in and still a daily wear

To be honest here, technically speaking, I've been wearing the Pebble for closer to 10 months now. But still, given the recent news coming from Pebble, it seemed a fitting time for a quick look back (as I battle the temptation to get a Pebble Steel). As I mentioned, my Pebble has remained a daily wear. Perhaps more interesting though, it has altered the way I use my smartphone.

Boost MAX hands-on and first impressions

ZTE announced the Iconic Phablet during CES, and more recently, the handset has been announced for Boost Mobile. The name has been changed to the Boost MAX, however the specs are the same as we saw back in early-January. Basically, we are looking at a device with a 5.7-inch HD IPS display and powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. Anyway, ZTE has been kind enough to send over a review unit, and what follows is our initial hands-on and first impressions.

LG G Flex review

The LG G Flex is officially stateside. Via AT&T, you can now pick one up, and enjoy the 6-inch curved OLED screen for yourself. If you’re curious about the curved device, you’re reading this review as a means to decide if it’s the right one for you. Certainly polarizing, the G Flex stands out in a crowd, but does it do so in the right way? We find out.