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February 24, 2013, 2:40 PM

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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
HP announces Slate 7: the company's first Android tablet arrives in April for $169.99  —  It's officially true: Hewlett-Packard is back in the mobile race.  Today, HP is announcing its first Android product: the HP Slate 7.  But it looks like the company won't be making a splash right away …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
HP Slate 7 hands-on  —  Well, this might just be the biggest news to come out of Mobile World Congress.  Long after discontinuing the TouchPad (and the rest of its mobile devices, for that matter) HP is back with a new tablet.  This time, though, it runs not webOS, but an old safety: Android.
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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
HP building multiple tablets this year: ‘we want to be the number one computer vendor’  —  HP's Slate 7 is just the beginning.  The company sees the writing on the wall: if you add in all the iPad sales, Apple — not HP — is selling the most computers these days.
The Mozilla Blog:
Mozilla Unlocks the Power of the Web on Mobile with Firefox OS  —  Mozilla is excited to share that today 18 operators at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona announced their commitment to Firefox OS, which will power the world's first Open Web Devices.  —  These operators include …
Stephen Totilo / Kotaku:
The Incredible Rise and Fall of a Hacker Who Found the Secrets of the Next Xbox and PlayStation—And Maybe More  —  The first thing that ever puzzled me about the man I used to know as SuperDaE was that he didn't sound Australian.  —  I couldn't detect an accent.
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Huawei Ascend P2 hitting Europe in Q2 for 399 euros, we go hands-on (update: video)  —  Just ahead of Huawei's press event, Huawei's treated us to an early viewing of its new 8.4-millimeter smartphone, the Ascend P2.  With Android 4.1, a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 13-megapixel camera …
David Pierce / The Verge:
A tale of two markets: Alcatel shows off high-end Idol X, basic One Touch Fire smartphones  —  Alcatel has unleashed a slew of new phones onto the market here on the first day of Mobile World Congress, but the most interesting two lie at diametric opposite positions on the smartphone spectrum.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Mozilla, AT&T And Ericsson Team Up To Demo Seamless Web-To-Mobile WebRTC Integration At MWC  —  What if your browser could know when you are getting a call on your mobile phone?  Earlier this month, Google and Mozilla demonstrated how their browsers' WebRTC implementations could interoperate.
Ryan Holiday / Betabeat:
Hail Corporate: The Increasingly Insufferable Fakery of Brands on Reddit  —  The best kind of marketing messages are the ones that don't seem like marketing messages.  Because it means that the viewers' defenses are down.  —  That may be why the front page of Reddit has become …
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Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 official: 1.6GHz Exynos 4 Quad, 1280 x 800 display, HSPA+ 21, Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2  —  We knew another Note was coming.  After all, Samsung Mobile head JK Shin confirmed the news back in January.  But here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the tablet's finally been made official.

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