This week's key reviews include the second variant of the iPad 2 - the iPad 2 3G. We've paid special attention to the mobile data capabilities of the new tablet - you can also check out our other iPad 2 review of course!
Elsewhere, we've looked at Acer's new Aspire One 522 netbook as well as two brand new Sony Ericsson handsets; the long awaited Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (dubbed the PlayStation phone) and the Xperia Arc - one of the finest handsets we've yet clapped our eyes on.
This week's reviews include one of the hottest phones from this year's Mobile World Congress, the HTC Desire S. It's the follow-up to the best-selling HTC Desire, but can it top the highs of the handset it replaces?
We've also fully reviewed Android 3.0, the tablet OS that hopes to conquer the supremacy of iOS as well as the incredibly quick six-core Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition.
While most eyes are on the iPad 2 at the moment one analyst at least reckons that Android tablets are set to take the market lead.
And in the OMG PANIC department, news came out that over-reliance on sat navs could cause death. Hopefully some of us will be left alive, though, as the UK government is pressing on with a £50m broadband plan to bring high-speed internet to rural areas.
So if you live in the country, get rid of your sat nav or your dreams of finally getting to watch cats playing the piano on YouTube without the constant buffering may never be realised.
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Steve Ballmer gave a date for the long-awaited copy and paste update for Windows Phone 7 in his Mobile World Congress keynote; the ‘NoDo’ update (it may be a reference to ‘not Donut’ – the Android 2.0 release) which also makes it faster to switch back to the previous app will be available for all Windows Phones in the first two weeks of March.
(The same update will add support for CDMA networks in the US and Verizon and Sprint will have Windows Phone handsets in the first half of 2011.)
And in the second half of 2011 there will be a more significant update, which Windows Phone VP Joe Belfiore confirmed will also run on existing devices; “all these features will be in the free update for all Windows Phone users later this year”.
There will be more feature announcements (perhaps at the MIX conference in April), but the features that are confirmed so far are more than the expected third-party multitasking.
The dust had barely settled after a chaotic stampede of tablets at CES. Now, a month on, there’s more tablet action to come.
At this year’s Mobile World Congress, Samsung, HTC, Acer and LG all announced new tablets. Add these to devices on show from HP, RIM, ViewSonic and Motorola and you can see why 2011 is going to be the year of keyboard-less computing.
Here’s our round-up of the best tablets and pads on show at MWC 2011…