Kyocera Torque pictures and hands-on

If it’s tough enough for Bear Grylls, it has got to be tough enough for us, right? We caught up with the Kyocera Torque at Mobile World Congress to see if the Torque really is as tough as it claims to be. The Torque is an “ultra-rugged” 4G LTE Android smartphone that is IP67 certified and comes with a tough exterior to…

AllJoyn adds DoubleTwist support, video streaming promised

Qualcomm further demonstrated its AllJoyn system to Pocket-lint at Mobile World Congress, but with a new twist. DoubleTwist, in fact. Rather than just promote the ability for your fridge to talk to your TV and send you a notification that you’ve left the fridge door open, the new addition means that Qualcomm now allows music streaming over the system. And…

Caterpillar Cat B15 pictures and hands-on

Clumsy people take note: there is a new tough phone about to go on sale that should save you from the bane of the cracked screen and we’ve had a quick fumble with the tough phone at Mobile World Congress. Designed to be tough, the Caterpillar Cat B15 comes with an IP67 rating and surprisingly compact design that ultimately replicates…

Nokia CEO: Tablets are important, wants beautifully integrated experience across everything

Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO, has told Pocket-lint in an interview at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that the company isn’t done yet when it comes to bringing new products to market in the coming year. “What we’ve said all along, is that Nokia and some of its key attitudes and behaviours are changing. Urgency and moving faster is very important. Relative…

Docomo Translator phone helps you order sushi whatever the language

You’re in a foreign country, you can’t speak the language, and you are desperate for sushi. What’s the plan? Well if you are a Docomo customer, it’s simple. You start the network’s Android voice translator app and start talking to your phone. The app – which launched in November and demoed in Europe for the first time – comes with…

Fujitsu Gesture Keyboard for tablets and smartphones works from existing camera

Fujitsu used the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona to show off a tablet keyboard concept that makes do without the keyboard itself. A couple of years ago, Pocket-lint told you about the Light Touch projector that turned any desktop into a virtual keyboard, but the Fujitsu Gesture Keyboard goes one better – you don’t need any extra hardware…

Nokia Lumia 720 now available at O2 for £300 off-contract

Nokia’s mid-range Lumia 720 is now available in the UK for customers looking for a solid smartphone on the cheap. The Lumia 720 has locked O2 in the UK as its exclusive carrier. If you’re interested in signing a contract and just want to buy the phone pre-paid, the 720 is available for a measly £299.99, shipping from 8 April. Better…

Acer Liquid E1 pictures and hands-on

In the sea of phones that is Mobile World Congress, Pocket-lint picked out Acer’s latest mid-ranger, the Liquid E1, to have a play around with. The Android 4.1-touting Liquid E1 handset is from a company that, by and large, isn’t seen as one of the front-runners of the top-tier smartphone space.The E1 has partnered up with the likes of DTS…

Samsung Wallet will handle coupons, tickets, boarding passes, coming to a device near you

Samsung Wallet will be coming to a Samsung device near you, looking to take care of “coupons, membership cards, tickets and boarding passes” and give you a one-stop shop for all your ticketing needs. Sound familiar? The forthcoming feature, which sounds a lot like Apple’s Passbook, was confirmed by Samsung after it hosted a developer session on the Samsung Wallet open…

Hottest phones of MWC 2013

Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is once again upon us with a new venue – Fira Gran Via – and the ever-increasing rise of the tablet aside, it’s the phones that everybody gets most excited about. And it’s the phones that we’ll be looking at in depth while we’re out here. HTC may have launched the HTC One early, and BlackBerry…