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The GSMA Mobile World Congress is the world’s most important wireless communication trade show. It is held in Barcelona gathers between 60,000 and 70,000 industry insiders and decision-makers. Until 2006, the same event was called 3GSM World, but it was clear that the “3G” name couldn’t stick for long, so a longer-term solution was devised. Mobile World Congress is organized by GSMA, which is the GSM Association supported by carriers and other wireless industry companies. GSMA was formed in 1995.


Google Hasn’t Ruled Out Pixel Laptops Entirely

03/02/2017, Rick Osterloh, the senior vice president for hardware at Google, said earlier this week during a meeting with journalists at the Mobile World Congress 2017 that his company had “no plans for Google-branded laptops.” This led many to believe...

HP Elite x3 Successor Spotted At MWC 2017

03/02/2017, HP launched its first Windows-powered smartphone in quite some time several months ago. The HP Elite x3 is a niche device given that it’s geared towards professionals who basically want to walk around with a device in their pocket that can provide...

New Nokia 3310 Won’t Be Coming To The U.S.

03/01/2017, HMD Global, the Finnish company that’s making phones and slapping Nokia’s name on them, took us all on a walk down memory lane last week when it announced a successor to the original Nokia 3310 featurephone that came out over a decade ago. The...

BMW Android Auto Support Ruled Out

03/01/2017, Car manufacturers are increasingly integrating infotainment systems like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to ensure that their customers have access to the system of their choice. However, there are some manufacturers who opt for one or the other and not...

T-Mobile Is Hoping To Be An All-LTE Network By 2019

02/28/2017, [MWC 2017] Right now pretty much all smartphones support LTE connectivity, which is great. However despite these advancements in technology, for some reason there are still quite a few customers out there who are still relying on 2G, which means that...

Google Hits The Brakes On Future Pixel-Branded Laptops

02/28/2017, [MWC 2017] Back in 2013, Google launched their first Pixel Chromebook laptop which thinking back now, was the precursor to the company releasing more Pixel branded tablets and smartphones and ultimately moving away from the Nexus brand. The company...

Netflix HDR Support For Smartphones Arrives With LG G6

02/28/2017, Netflix is one of the world’s leading online video streaming services and it continues to make improvements to its offerings. Many subscribers might be wondering when the company plans on bringing HDR streams to smartphones. Fortunately, Netflix...

New SanDisk 256GB A1 MicroSD Card Is Great For Apps

02/28/2017, SanDisk has expanded its lineup of A1 or App Performance Class 1 microSD cards at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. These cards have been developed with adoptable storage in mind so they promise faster app performance as compared to their...

Google Shipped Over 10 Million Cardboard VR Viewers

02/28/2017, Long before Google came out with its Daydream View virtual reality headset, it introduced a VR viewer called . It was a barebones solution that enabled people to experience virtual reality at little or no cost at all. Cardboard has since become very...

Two New BlackBerry Phones Might Be On The Way

02/28/2017, BlackBerry is no longer making its own smartphones. It has signed a global licensing agreement with TCL which gives the Chinese company the rights to manufacture and sell BlackBerry-branded smartphones. It officially announced one such device at the...

Xiaomi Mi 5c Officially Announced

02/28/2017, [MWC 2017] Whenever we hear about new Android smartphones that aren’t of Samsung or Huawei’s making, more often than not we’ll hear about how they are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series of chipsets. However this year at MWC 2017, Xiaomi is...

Meizu Debuts Their Own Fast-Charging Smartphone Technology

02/28/2017, [MWC 2017] There have been a few companies that have debuted proprietary fast-charging technology. For example last year Oppo unveiled their own Super VOOC charging technology, and OnePlus also debuted their own technology in the form of Dash Charge, so...

Xiaomi Officially Announces Its Surge S1 In-House Chipset

02/28/2017, [MWC 2017] A week ago Xiaomi confirmed that they would be sharing details about its “Pinecone” processor at MWC, and sure enough they have. The company has officially announced the Surge S1 which is Xiaomi’s first in-house chipset that will be used...

Waverly Labs Pilot Translation Earpiece To Launch Later This Year

02/28/2017, [MWC 2017] Back in 2016, the folks at Waverly Labs launched an Indiegogo project for a pair of earbuds called the Pilot Translation Earpiece. Basically these are earbuds that can translate languages on the fly in real-life, meaning that you won’t have...