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February 26, 2012, 4:05 PM

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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Sony Aims to Remake Name for Itself in Phones  —  Sony on Sunday tried to make the case that it yet has a place in the crowded market for Android phones.  —  The event is the first major product introduction for Sony since it took full control of the cell phone business that it had run jointly with Sweden's Ericsson.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Sony Xperia P hands-on pictures, video, and close up with the WhiteMagic display  —  We just had a quick chance to play with the new Sony Xperia P, and... it's a slightly smaller riff on the Xperia S packed into an aluminum unibody case.  The big draw is the “WhiteMagic” LCD display …
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Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
With the Xperia P and Xperia U, Sony finally has an Android phone for everyone  —  Sony Mobile president Bert Nordberg showing off the new Xperia phones  —  Sony unveiled two new smartphones tonight at Mobile World Congress, the Xperia P and Xperia U, which will sit alongside the company's previously announced Xperia S phone.
David Pierce / The Verge:
Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD has quad-core K3 processor, 1080p display (hands-on pictures)  —  It was barely an afterthought in Huawei's MWC press conference, but the company is also getting ready to launch a seriously high-end tablet.  The MediaPad 10 FHD has a 1080p display (actually 1920 x 1200) …
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Huawei outs Ascend D Quad: 4.5-inch 720p display, Dolby 5.1, 1.5GHz K3V2 CPU  —  We'd seen some prior leaks, but aside from poorly translated marketing jargon, Huawei's managed to keep its latest and greatest smartphone under wraps — until now, that is.  The device is being billed as the …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
HTC One X announced for April release with quad-core Tegra 3, 4.7-inch HD display, and Android 4.0  —  Shockingly, the rumors were all true.  HTC has today confirmed the existence of a 4.7-inch, quad-core superphone, which it is dubbing the One X and using as the hero device of its new One smartphone family.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
LG in talks with Google for Nexus device  —  LG wants to be on the ground floor for one of the next iterations of Android.  An LG executive noted that there were still no firm commitments yet.  —  LG and Android are as close as ever.  —  BARCELONA, Spain—LG is jockeying …
Jon Gertner / New York Times:
Innovation and the Bell Labs Miracle  —  “INNOVATION is what America has always been about,” President Obama remarked in his recent State of the Union address.  It's hard to disagree, isn't it?  We live in a world dominated by innovative American companies like Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook.
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Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Samsung unveils new Galaxy Beam smartphone / projector combo with dual core CPU  —  Samsung has finally started to reveal its new products at MWC 2012, starting with this new refresh of the Galaxy Beam packing Android 2.3, a projector and a dual-core CPU.  There's more details and specs in the press release after the break.
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog:
Facebook, YouTube, others accused of reading text messages  —  Summary: Reports surfacing this weekend claim that smartphone applications can access users' text messages amongst other personal data, even when that phone is not being used.  —  Update: see below.
Julia Angwin / Digits:
FBI Turns Off Thousands of GPS Devices After Supreme Court Ruling  —  The Supreme Court's recent ruling overturning the warrantless use of GPS tracking devices has caused a “sea change” inside the U.S. Justice Department, according to FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissmann.
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac:
Adobe Photoshop Touch hits iPad 2 for US$9.99 (Update: Pulled until Monday)  —  Note - Photoshop Touch just started hitting AU/NZ.  Update: It was pulled, but it will be available Monday.  Some of our readers reported that it works better than the Android version.

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