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MWC 2014: Huawei's press conference

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  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:32:24 PM
    Oh shucks, he asked her to marry him by phone.
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:32:25 PM
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:32:29 PM
    And she said yes. And I'm getting misty eyed.
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:32:34 PM
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:32:45 PM
  • Richard Trenholm 2/23/2014 2:32:48 PM
    Another video. This one's about a guy proposing to his girlfriend via the medium of twee selfies.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:32:49 PM
    "Who doesn't love a good love story? And thank god she said yes," says Connell, who is back on stage.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:33:21 PM
    The phone has a similar curvature to the P6, rounded on the bottom. "Beautiful side panels" as well. There are five colors - black, gold, blue, pink, and white.
  • Richard Trenholm 2/23/2014 2:33:33 PM
    The G6 is pictured in white with champagne gold trim, or in pastel colours.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:33:42 PM
    It has a dual-UI. There's the multi-theme emotion UI, or one that is "simple."
  • Richard Trenholm 2/23/2014 2:34:21 PM
    Home page has big coloured
    square tiles. Hope Microsoft's Windows Phone lawyers aren't watching.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:34:24 PM
    Five megapixel front camera, f/2.4, and a "selfie window" -- plus "auto face enhancement" which apparently gets rid of your freckles.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:34:28 PM
    I could use a little of that myself.
  • Richard Trenholm 2/23/2014 2:34:49 PM
    "Selfie window". This is the world we live in, ladies and gentlemen.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:34:55 PM
    "And finally, the wide angle lens" It's a 22mm lens, which enables the "wide group selfie." A groupie, then?
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:35:17 PM
    You can tag photos with voice messages and set it to smile activation.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:35:42 PM
    "So, we've generated that great content. Now we need a better way to share it."
  • Richard Trenholm 2/23/2014 2:36:01 PM
    You can tag your photos with a voice message. Great! I was just thinking the other day that someone should invent a way of combining images and sound.
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:36:31 PM
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:36:33 PM
    It has LTE, no surprise, and can share over WiFi as well (shocker). There's also a touch-to-share feature, so that you can bump with all your G6-owning friends.
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:36:48 PM
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:37:04 PM
  • Richard Trenholm 2/23/2014 2:37:04 PM
    Video time again. Back to the happy couple, celebrating their wedding now.
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:37:22 PM
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:37:39 PM
    Another promo video now. We're watching a video of the wedding. Dad is crying. Apparently he wanted a son-in-law with an iPhone.
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:37:52 PM
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:38:18 PM
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:38:52 PM
    Now it's time for the MediaPad M1 tablet.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:39:26 PM
    Has stereo speakers to the side of the display, front-facing, with a technology called SWS.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:39:40 PM
    Has an 8-inch, 1,280 x 800 display.
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:39:49 PM
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:40:11 PM
    4,000mAh battery. You can watch 8 movies or listen to music for "almost a week."
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:40:13 PM
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:40:27 PM
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:40:56 PM
    It's 7.9mm thick, weighs 329g.
  • Richard Trenholm 2/23/2014 2:41:06 PM
    "Designed to bring entertainment everywhere."
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:41:11 PM
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:41:51 PM
    249 EUR for the G6, 299 EUR for the MediaPad M1. Not bad at all!
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:41:59 PM
    Zoe's back!
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:42:03 PM
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:42:15 PM
    We're told to expect a "tablet and wearable" soon, exciting!
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:42:25 PM
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:42:33 PM
    It's Richard Yu, the CEO on stage.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:42:46 PM
    He gets the pleasure of showing off the wearable, apparently.
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:42:48 PM
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