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official mwc2014 900 640x292The 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.

Best of Mobile World Congress 2014 (in no particular order)

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Sony XPERIA Tablet Z Hands-On Review

02/25/2013, Sony had announced its XPERIA Tablet Z Tablet back in January, and just before Mobile World Congress, we had the opportunity to play with it for a short while. The new tablet uses the same design language than the Sony XPERIA Z smartphone. Right away, the...

Nokia Lumia 520 should be called Lumia Mini

02/24/2013, [MWC 2013] Following the steps of the Lumia 720, the Lumia 520 is also an “affordable” (199 Euros, no contract) Windows 8 smartphone. It uses a hardware platform similar to the 720: Snapdragon dual-core 1GHZ, 512MB of RAM, 720p video recording...

Nokia Lumia 720 With f1.9 Camera Lens

02/24/2013, [MWC 2013] Nokia has just announced the Lumia 720, a 4.3″ Windows Phone 8 device that is targeted at the mid-range market. With this design, Nokia is trying to have a mix of high-end features, but at an affordable price (369 Euros, no contract). For...

Audience earSmart eS325 Voice Processor

02/24/2013, We’ve talked about Audience’s eS515 sound processor during CES, and here at Mobile World Congress (MWC), Audience is releasing the es325, which is a version that mostly brings the same feature set (more on that in a minute), except that it is...

Tegra 4 Benchmarks: NVIDIA Jumps Into Hyperspace

02/24/2013, We had an opportunity to run the first Tegra 4 benchmarks out NVIDIA’s lab and it’s time for an update on that front. Since NVIDIA launched its Tegra 4 processor at CES, there was a sense that it should be really fast, but the question was:...

Hands-on With ‘Prototype of the Year’ Tethercell [With Video]

02/24/2013, [MWC 2013] Earlier this year, we were introduced to the Tethercell, which is a AA-battery housing that allows users to control their battery-powered devices from a smartphone application. We were completely impressed by the accessory due to its ability...

Alcatel One Touch Fire Announced Featuring Firefox Mobile OS

02/24/2013, [MWC 2013] Today is quite the interesting day for the mobile world now that Mozilla has announced its Firefox Mobile OS. A handful of handset manufacturers have announced they’ll be delivering mobile devices that feature the Firefox Mobile OS, one...

ZTE Open Announced

02/24/2013, [MWC 2013] ZTE has just announced their latest smartphone that is simply known as the ZTE Open (will there be a ZTE Closed sometime down the road?). Well, the ZTE Open is said to launch in orange and blue globally from Q2 onwards, where it sports a...

Lenovo Android Tablets Announced

02/24/2013, [MWC 2013]Lenovo makes solid performing computers, that we know, but how about tablets? Sure, we’ve seen hybrid ultrabook-tablets like the Yoga series in the past, but here we are with dedicated tablets from Lenovo that will run on the Android operating...

HP Slate7 Going For Just $169

02/24/2013, [MWC 2013] Now here is a tablet device for the budget-minded – the HP Slate7, which will see HP dive back into the tablet market, after their failed outing that saw the demise of webOS along the way. The HP Slate7 will be a budget-friendly tablet...

Firefox Mobile OS: First Commercial Build Previewed

02/24/2013, Tonight, Mozilla is demonstrating the first commercial build of Firefox Mobile OS and has announced the support of several carriers worldwide (like Sprint, China Unicom and Deutsche Telekom just to cite a few). So far, the first retail units will be...

Huawei Ascend P2 Officially Revealed

02/24/2013, [MWC 2013] Huawei has been known for their affordable offerings, but it looks like the Chinese company has been stepping up their game lately and come 2013, they have announced their new flagship smartphone, the Huawei Ascend P2. The Ascend P2 has been...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet Becomes Official

02/23/2013, [MWC 2013] After nearly one month of leaks and rumors, Samsung is making the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet official. We all knew what it looked like, thanks to various web leaks leading to Mobile World Congress, but now you can get (almost) all the details...