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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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WhatsApp Worth More Than $19 Billion: Mark Zuckerberg

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...

Samsung and Qualcomm Build World’s Fastest Galaxy Note 3

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...

LG F90 Mid-Ranged Handset Unveiled

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...

BlackBerry Q20 Announced With Integrated Trackpad

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...

BlackBerry Z3 Smartphone Announced

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...

Panasonic FZ-E1 Runs On Windows Embedded 8 Handheld

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,...

ASUS Fonepad 7 Gets 2 More Models

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...

LG F70 Mid-Ranged LTE Smartphone Unveiled

02/24/2014, So apart from showing off the LG G Pro 2. the L90, L70, and L40 handsets, it seems that LG has another handset that they have recently announced at MWC 2014, and it comes in the form of the LG F70. According to LG, they are targeting new LTE smartphone...

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Coming This April

02/24/2014, A short while back Samsung finally unveiled its much rumored 2014 flagship at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. The Galaxy S5 has been unveiled in all its glory, and while the company itself has already confirmed that major U.S. carriers are...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Hands-On

02/24/2014, The most anticipated Android phone of the last few months has arrived. After being the object of endless rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is finally –and officially- revealed at Mobile World Congress. While observers digest the news stream coming out of...

BlackBerry Is Reportedly Bringing Back Trackpads

02/24/2014, BlackBerry phones have almost always had a “belt” which contained either a trackball or a trackpad, apart from a back button, a BB button and two separate buttons for receiving or declining calls. Trackballs were phased out a long time ago and...

Intel Atom Merrifield Processors Target Phones And Tablets

02/24/2014, [MWC 2014] Intel has just announced their next generation processors that will see action in Android-powered devices – including smartphones and tablets. This new generation of processors will undergo the 22nm process, resulting in 64-bit chips that...

ZTE Grand Memo II LTE Announced

02/24/2014, [MWC 2014] Is it me, or is it a day that is full of sequels when it comes to smartphones by ZTE, a company which hails from China? The ZTE Grand Memo II LTE has just been announced, where it will be a follow up to the ZTE Grand Memo that was first...

LG G Pro 2 Hands-On Review

02/24/2014, The LG G Pro 2 launched last week in Korea and yesterday I was able to briefly play with it at the LG press conference. Just like the LG G flex, the display is amazing and, despite its large size (5.9-inch) the device feels surprisingly light. The...