MWC 2012: The latest news
HTC One series
HTC rolled out the One Series of mobile phones, comprising the flagship HTC One X, along with the brand's slimmest device to date - the HTC One S - and the HTC One V, the design of which is based on the popular HTC Legend.
The HTC One X sports a large 4,7-inch Super LCD screen along with a Nvidia 1.5GHz quad-core processor and NFC capability.
All three phones will include built-in Beats audio, as found on previous models such as the HTC Sensation XE and the HTC Sensation XL.
As well as improving the audio, HTC has taken time to improve the camera offering on its new handsets, with all three including the brand's new HTC Image Chip. This offers a 0.7-second boot-up time for the camera, along with a 0.2-second autofocus that's said to be faster than the blink of an eye.
The HTC One S features a slightly smaller 4.3-inch AMOLED screen, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and at 7.9mm thick, is HTC's slimmest device so far.
The One S will run on a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz processor.
Completing the One Series is the HTC One V. Clearly designed as a cheaper alternative to its two siblings, this diminutive handset sports an almost identical chassis design to that of the HTC Legend. However, it sports a larger, 3.7-inch screen and a thinner profile that its predecessor, along with a 1GHz processing chip.
All three of the new phones will be packing Android Ice Cream Sandwich along with an updated version of the HTC Sense UI.
Orange Santa Clara
Network operator Orange has launched the first smartphone sporting an Intel CPU – the Santa Clara.
Manufactured by Chinese firm Gigabyte, it has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2460 processor, Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, and an 8MP rear-mounted camera with a 10fps photo burst mode.
It also has a 4.03-inch 1024 x 600p display, 16GB of internal storage and integrated NFC.