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The move also marks a closer alignment with our main funder, Innovate UK , with the website branding making a clear visual link. Knowledge Transfer Network is Innovate UK's innovation network partner, and also works with other funders to provide innovation networking services and fulfil our mission to drive UK growth.

We link new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors. From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines expertise in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. Connecting with KTN can lead to potential partners, horizon-expanding events and innovation insights relevant to your needs.

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MWC 2012: Barcelona buzz

Barcelona’s annual MWC is THE venue for manufacturers like Nokia, HTC, LG, and Samsung to reveal the must-have mobile devices and services of the year. There are also rumours of intriguing surprises.

Big launches are expected from all the major players except Apple. I’d hazard a guess that even in the most God forsaken place place on the planet, they've heard that 7th March is D-day for I-pad 3. Further promotion would be money down the drain.

That’s not the case for Samsung though. The company was expected to launch the Samsung Galaxy S III at MWC this year but, instead, word is out that it will focus on tablets with rumours of the launch of  a 10.1-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Note, with a built-in stylus.

Another rumour concerns Nokia which is expected to launch not one but several handsets in Barcelona this year.. Some are aimed at emerging markets, while others such as the European version of the Lumia 900, and a low end Lumia - the 610 - to be marketed closer to home. The new Lumia models will work with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system.

HTC are also launching several handsets: the HTC One X, The HTC One S, and the HTC One V. One X will feature a new Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and run Android. 

Also focussing on Tablets is  LG , which announced the Optimus Vu prior to the show. It’s actually a cross between a phone and a tablet measuring 139.6mm x 90.mm, There are also rumours of an LG follow up to the Optimus 2X called the 3X, complete with quad-core processor.

Research in Motion, who manufacture the Blackberry, plan to showcase  the new PlayBook 2.0 operating system and software operating system, BB OS 10, which is expected to power new RIM phones due out later  in the year.

Panasonic has confirmed that it will launch yet another handset, running on Android, with a dual-core processor, OLED screen.

Meanwhile Fujitsu has yet to announce which models it will be bringing to Europe but rumours are that the waterproof quad-core Tegra 3 powered Android smartphone which appeared  at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last January, is the one to watch.

Similarly Sony are also expected to launch a European version of product already unveiled at CES  -  the Xperia S 

Motorola has traditionally focussed on CES to unveil new products. However, this year, according to Pocket Lint, there may well be a surprise in store:  There is a suggestion that Motorola has teamed up with Intel to launch one of the first Intel-powered smartphones. The scheduled Intel press conference is sure to be well attended.

 

For updates on device launches at MWC, keep an eye on pocket-lint.com

If you’re attending MWC this year, take a look at ICT KTN session line up. 

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