Full disclosure: it wasn’t until watching NASA’s Angry Birds Space tutorial that we decided to drop everything and head over to Samsung’s SXSW booth and check out the latest Rovio title. And to be honest, the gravitationally-inclined (and at times -disinclined) mechanic does add enough of a fresh element that we will probably be losing hours to the game later this month.
Samsung has shown off the Galaxy Beam smartphone at the Mobile World Congress, capable of projecting images up to 50 inches wide on any surface. The phone runs Android and measures 12.5mm thick and 4 inches wide. Pity it’s a couple of months too late, I had been predicting more devices like this to be released in 2011!
Meanwhile the first of the quad-core smartphones have been shown off. Huawei announced the Ascend D Quad range, which surprisingly didn’t feature the expected Tegra 3 chip from Nvidia. Instead the line features a new Huawei chip called the K3C2, and has a huge 4.5 inch, 720p screen.