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MWC 2013: Five Coolest Gadgets

Mobile World Congress drew some 72,000 people to Barcelona, Spain, to see the latest and greatest mobile devices. Take a closer look at five gadgets that stood out.
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The LG Optimus G Pro is a powerhouse phablet with an incredible 5.5-inch display.

The shining star of the LG booth at Mobile World Congress was clearly the Optimus G Pro. The G Pro is a massive smartphone that is clearly a shot across the bow of Samsung's Galaxy Note II. The defining characteristic of the Optimus G Pro is its display. The screen measures 5.5-inches across the diagonal and packs in 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is a full HD smartphone and one of the most impressive screens I've ever seen on a mobile device. LG uses in-plane switching LCD technology, which is what Apple puts in its own screens. By way of comparison, Samsung uses Super AMOLED screens.

Whatever voodoo it is that LG sprinkles into the G Pro's panel, the magic works: the G Pro's screen is stunning to behold. The G Pro's large screen needs some serious horsepower, and it includes a 1.7-GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor, which is paired with 2 GB of RAM. Other features of this impressive smartphone include a 13-megapixel camera, 32 GB of storage, microSD support and a huge 3,140 mAh battery. The G Pro runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and includes many of LG's user interface customizations. The G Pro proves that sometimes imitation can outshine the original.

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Shane
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Shane,
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4/30/2013 | 10:15:59 PM
re: MWC 2013: Five Coolest Gadgets
I wonder how that Asus tablet will fare against competition.
Aaron
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Aaron,
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4/30/2013 | 6:58:49 PM
re: MWC 2013: Five Coolest Gadgets
Significantly different list than what I've seen so far.
Leo Regulus
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Leo Regulus,
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3/4/2013 | 1:19:26 AM
re: MWC 2013: Five Coolest Gadgets
Information Week only had one important New Year's Resolution this year. '"No Slide Show Articles with out a prominent 'View-as-one-page' link." How's that working out for you so far?
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