02/26/2014, Mobile World Congress 2014 is will soon end, and before we leave Barcelona, we wanted to take a look back on the products that we think will have a great impact on the market, or set some trends in 2014. There are several takeaways from MWC 2014: “Raw performance” has a longer cycle The mid-range smartphones is where the growth is There is still much room left for meaningful innovations […]
02/26/2014, Contrary to the plethora of reports in the media that Facebook outbid Google for WhatsApp by offering an eye watering $19 billion, it appears that the popular cross platform messaging service didn’t receive a bid from Google in the first place. This comes directly from Android chief and Google SVP Sundar Pichai, so its safe to say that these comments have weight to them.
02/26/2014, Canonical tried to enter the smartphone game by building its very own phone, the Ubuntu Edge, but unfortunately that project failed to kick off due to insufficient crowdfunding. Since then the company has been perfecting Ubuntu OS for phones and has even released test builds for Nexus devices. Canonical has already revealed plans of teaming up with OEMs to bring Ubuntu phones to the market, now the CEO has confirmed […]
02/26/2014, Launched last year at Mobile World Congress, Samsung’s security platform Knox is about to see a second evolution which will bring significantly important new use cases and potentially serve a lot more users in the small business (SMB) space. To mark the importance of Knox in Samsung’s overall strategy, Mr. J.K Shin himself (CEO of Samsung Mobile and IT) presided the event and introduced a high-level view of the current […]
02/26/2014, At Mobile World Congress 2014, Nokia announced its much rumored Nokia X lineup. What was believed to be one Android device turned out to be a trio of Android phones in various sizes. The Nokia X, X+ and XL offer highly forked versions of Google’s mobile operating system in the company’s usual colorful designs. They lean on Microsoft services, as opposed to Google’s, and are served by Nokia’s own app store. […]
02/25/2014, [MWC 2014] It was some time last week when we brought you word that Samsung might unveil a working partnership of sorts with PayPal at this week’s Mobile World Congress, and it seemed that such a rumor was right on the money. In fact, PayPal has made an announcement that the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S5 will have the honor of being the first smartphone from the South Korean manufacturer […]
02/25/2014, [MWC 2014] Before MWC 2014 kicked off this year, we did take a look at a glove-style wearable device, and this time around, it would be a new prototype tablet that sports a touchscreen display which will be able to convey a sense of “slipperiness” or “roughness”, where all of this will depend on the kind of image that is being shown. This particular haptic, or tactic, sensory technology was […]
02/25/2014, Billion dollar acquisitions in the tech industry are nothing new, but they rarely catch the attention of people who don’t usually follow industry news. A recent acquisition has got everyone talking though, and it makes sense why, considering Facebook decided to buy WhatsApp for an eye watering $19 billion. Analysts have questioned the value, critics hold the view that Facebook paid too much. However Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder, believes that […]
02/25/2014, Earlier today, a Galaxy Note 3 as reached a download speed of 300Mbps, and with its Snapdragon 805 processor, it became the fastest and most powerful device of its kind. The bad news is that you won’t be able to purchase it: it’s a unique prototype built for the sole purpose to demonstrate LTE Category 6 (Cat6) which is even faster that the best wireless networks deployed in the world: […]
02/25/2014, The other day LG announced the LG F70 which was a mid-ranged phone. This came as something of a surprise given that LG had previously unveiled the LG G Pro 2 and the L90, L70, and L40 handsets ahead of MWC 2014, so we had thought perhaps that was all LG had to offer this year. Well it looks like apart from the LG F70, the company also has an […]
02/25/2014, One of the more unique features of older BlackBerry devices like the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is that it came with a track embedded into the center button. It was a clever design as it allowed users to quickly scroll through websites, photos, messages, and emails at a flick of their finger/thumb, almost like how you would scroll on a touchscreen phone. According to the rumors, BlackBerry would be reintroducing the […]
02/25/2014, Sure enough according to the rumors and the reports, BlackBerry did announce a new handset at MWC 2014 and it came in the form of the BlackBerry Z3, or as it was known by its codename, the BlackBerry Jakarta. This is one of the first of many smartphones that BlackBerry will be producing in their partnership with Foxconn.
02/24/2014, [MWC 2014] Panasonic has made a return to the smartphone scene, although their most recent release will be far from a crowd puller since it runs on Windows Embedded 8 Handheld as the mobile operating system of choice. Yes sir, no Android, Windows Phone 8, Firefox OS and obviously not iOS, but Windows Embedded 8 Handheld. I am quite sure that this is the first time for some to have […]
02/24/2014, [MWC 2014] The folks over at ASUS has just introduced a couple more models for the Fonepad 7 line, where the first of the two would be the ASUS Fonepad 7 LTE (ME372CL), which happens to be a 7-inch phablet that has built-in LTE connectivity in addition to phone functionality for those who prefer to carry around an uncompromising device that will offer fast Internet connectivity as well as the […]