Ginny MiesContributor, PCWorld

Ginny covers smartphones, apps and the occasional pet gadget. She's a sucker for pretty product design and usually has at least three smartphones on her.

Mobile World Congress: Quad-Core and Windows 8 Expected to Shine

The world's largest mobile-devices show, which starts Monday, should provide updates on quad-core phones and tablets, the consumer version of Microsoft's Windows 8, and much more.

Immersion HD Integrator: Smartphone Haptics Just Got Cooler

The HD Integrator SDK lets manufacturers use haptic effects in all parts of the Android user interface.

Upgrade Insanity: Why There Are Too Many Smartphones--and How That Hurts Consumers

You pay $200 for what you think is the best smartphone available; then a few months later the same manufacturer releases a similar phone with much better specs. There has to be a better way.

Meet the ZTE Mimosa X: The First NVIDIA Tegra 2 Phone with an Icera Modem

Targeted toward budget-minded buyers, the ZTE Mimosa X has a 4.3-inch display, HSPA+ support and a 5-megapixel camera.

First Look: MediaTek MT6575 Platform for Android

Designed for entry and mid-level Ice Cream Sandwich phones, the MT6575 chipset offers a 1GHz ARM Cortext-A9 processor, a 3G/HSPA modem and supports qHD displays.

Pantech Burst Review: Fast and Affordable Android Phone

If you’re looking for an inexpensive LTE phone, the Pantech Burst is an excellent option--as long as you don't plan to use it as your primary camera.

First Look at the Dropcam HD

Our review unit of this Wi-Fi camera had fuzzy video playback in our hands-on tests, but Dropcam promises that the final version of its Dropcam HD will not have these problems.

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx Review: Now With More Battery Life

The Droid Razr Maxx packs in a dual-core processor, large battery and LTE in a very thin frame.