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Phablets, dual-screen phones and open operating systems light up Barcelona show. Mobile World Congress 2013: Best bits Russian firm behind handset with LCD and e-ink display agrees key partnership. YotaPhone to go global via Qualcomm deal Samsung calls on developers to bring new wallet and games apps to its devices. Samsung charms app developers at MWC Adobe Photoshop Touch app now available on iPhone, iPod and Android smartphones. Adobe Photoshop comes to iPhone, more The Korean firm launches a rival service to Apple's Passbook for its devices. Samsung launches mobile Wallet app Android boss Andy Rubin says consumers don't need retail stores to "feel it". Google 'rules out' retail stores Users can wirelessly share content from Huawei devices to TVs and monitors. Huawei unveils AirSharing on mobiles 'RIP' singer tells Digital Spy about her part in Vin Diesel's action sequel. Rita Ora reveals 'Fast & Furious 6' role The South Korean firm claims that the accessory is the smallest of its kind. MWC: LG reveals 'smallest wireless charger' Asus announces Intel-powered Asus Fonepad, a 7-inch tablet that is also a phone. Asus Fonepad - a tablet and phone in one Data suggests 700k customers have joined platform, with 17% coming from Android. Windows Phone nibbles Android UK share Korean tech giant to pre-load Visa payments technology onto new NFC devices. Samsung, Visa to accelerate NFC payments Huawei's first Windows Phone handset to be offered for £119 PAYG on O2. Huawei, O2 to launch Ascend W1 in March The Chinese manufacturer reveals the world's first Firefox OS smartphone. ZTE Open Firefox OS smartphone unveiled Walkman, PlayStation and Camcorder all star in advert for Xperia Z smartphone. Sony Xperia ad harks back to glory days The 5.7-inch handset will take on the Samsung Galaxy Note line this year. MWC: ZTE Grand Memo announced The music streaming giant teams with Ford to expand to the car dashboard. Spotify coming to Ford vehicles - MWC The high-end handset becomes a tablet with the help of a docking station. Asus Padfone Infinity announced at MWC The computing manufacturer announces the HP Slate7 at the Mobile World Congress. HP enters Android tablet market - MWC The Chinese firm will release two 7-inch slates and a 10-inch one this year. Lenovo unveils three new Android tablets App enables users to have a personal and business account on same Galaxy phone. Samsung targets BYOD market with Knox Journalists invited to "come and meet the next Galaxy" at a launch in New York. Samsung Galaxy S4 to launch next month Mozilla's new open-standard mobile OS is supported by operators and manufacturers. Firefox OS backed for global roll-out Affordable Lumia 520 and 720 announced, along with the €15 Nokia 105 phone. Nokia unveils cheapest ever smartphone New 10.1-inch Android slate is waterproof and thinner than Apple's iPad Mini. Xperia Z tablet for global launch The company says that the new model is the world's fastest smartphone. Huawei unveils new smartphone Ascend P2 The 8-inch tablet runs Android Jelly Bean and can make and receive phone calls. Samsung launches Galaxy Note 8.0 The camera software is said to offer a similar service to Google's Photo Sphere. Galaxy S4 to 'feature Orb camera tech' The device will allegedly offer a cheaper alternative to the flagship Xperia Z. Sony Xperia SP mid-range phone rumoured A source at the photo service expresses doubt it will reach BB10 devices. Instagram BB10 app 'hits indefinite delay' The 4.7-inch device will land in Britain with Android 4.1 and 4G connectivity. Motorola Razr HD gets UK release The service helps users find content from various providers on TV and mobile. Samsung to launch TV Discovery service Spending on Android and iOS is said to have eclipsed the Vita and 3DS. Mobile gaming 'outperforming handhelds' The firm claims it has been selling one device a second for the last two months. LG Optimus L range tops 15 million sales Figures from research company Gartner suggest Samsung was the top phone seller. Mobile sales fell in 2012, says report New phone has a 5.5-inch HD screen fitted with curved glass for a '2.5D' effect. LG unveils Optimus G Pro design Update expected to fix problem with A2DP audio streaming on the devices. Android 4.2.2 rolls out to Nexus devices The Optimus L7 II, Optimus L5 II and Optimus L3 II will be unveiled at the event. LG confirms three Optimus phones for MWC The tablet will allegedly be available in WiFi, 3G and 4G variants in Europe. Galaxy Note 8 to come in 'three models' Reports claim the device will be more expensive than the firm's Nexus 7. Asus Fonepad tipped for MWC unveiling