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MWC 2014: Huawei's press conference

Join CNET for a live blog of Huawei's press conference from the 2014 Mobile World Congress.

  • Richard Trenholm 2/23/2014 2:42:51 PM
    Zoe Salmon is so excited to introduce Huawei's CEO I think she might burst into flames.
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:43:06 PM
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:43:19 PM
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:43:56 PM
    "The industry has changed," says Yu. "Phones are getting bigger, tablets are getting smaller."
  • Richard Trenholm 2/23/2014 2:44:28 PM
    "Phones are getting bigger. Tablets are getting smaller." Where will it end?
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:44:30 PM
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:45:02 PM
    He's saying that people are taking their laptop (a Lenovo 1100, to be specific), plus a Huawei phone, and an iPad.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:45:14 PM
    He wants to "bring all these three things to one."
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:45:20 PM
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:45:26 PM
    Something with LTE speed, content, good battery life, and "communication."
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:45:40 PM
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:45:58 PM
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:46:18 PM
    "Our solution is X. X is a crossover."
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:46:27 PM
    Maybe... X1?
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:46:43 PM
    (If you're sick of waiting you can read our impressions of the X1 here:
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:47:00 PM
    "Exceed the limits" is the catchphrase. It's a 7-inch smartphone.
  • Richard Trenholm 2/23/2014 2:47:10 PM
    Round of applause for the X1.
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:47:14 PM
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:47:17 PM
    "It's the largest screen smartphone in the world. It's the most compact tablet in the world."
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:47:39 PM
    This harkens back to the great chocolate vs. peanut butter debate of 1985.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:48:01 PM
    Bezel is 2.99mm, much slimmer than the iPad mini or the latest Nexus 7.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:48:32 PM
    It's 30% smaller overall than the iPad mini, 16% smaller than the Nexus 7. It's the lightest of the three, too.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:48:51 PM
    It's 239g, compared to 299g for the Nexus 7, 341g for the iPad mini.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:49:47 PM
    He's talking up bezels again. 80% "screen to body ratio", naturally higher than the other two.
  • Richard Trenholm 2/23/2014 2:49:50 PM
    Is it a phone? Is it a tablet? This is the Jaffa Cake biscuit / cake thing all over again.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:49:55 PM
    "Ultra-compact, ultra-slim, and also ultra-thin and ultra-light."
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:50:50 PM
    The engineering uses something called "no ledge structure to save room internally, and nano-injection plastic molding. This bonds the plastic to the aluminum in a slightly more compact way.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:51:03 PM
    "It makes it strong and robust and also premium."
  • Richard Trenholm 2/23/2014 2:51:13 PM
    The X1 has a metal back with plastic bits at each end to let the signal out.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:51:37 PM
    "Sometimes you fall on the ground. You need it strong." How does he know about my occasional balance issues?
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:51:55 PM
    Laser-etched wires enable a thin bezel but still has the durability required for when you fall on the ground.
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:52:01 PM
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:52:30 PM
    It's a 1,920 x 1,200 resolution panel. 323ppi IPS LCD. "More than your eyes can identify."
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:52:48 PM
    515nits brightness, better than iPad mini Retina "and better than all our competitors now a days."
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:53:09 PM
    20 - 30 percent more power efficient thanks to "low temperature poly-silicon."
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:53:28 PM
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:53:32 PM
    A gentleman to our left just took a call on a Galaxy Gear. Thought that was worth pointing out. Now back to our liveblog.
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:54:06 PM
  • Richard Trenholm 2/23/2014 2:54:09 PM
    323ppi, as opposed to the iPad Mini Retina Display's 326ppi.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:54:29 PM
    The X1 has a feature called "intelligent grip suppression" -- helpful given the thin bezels. Basically, you can keep a thumb on the display while scrolling and the device will ignore it.
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:54:56 PM
    It has a "superior camera" to the other two we've been comparing against -- 5 megapixel on the front, 13 megapixel on the back.
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:54:59 PM
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:55:19 PM
    The mini and Nexus 7 both have 1.2 megapixel front and 5 megapixel on the rear. So, the front here in theory is better than the rear shooter on those two.
  • sarahtew 2/23/2014 2:55:21 PM
  • Tim Stevens 2/23/2014 2:55:23 PM
    In theory.
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