Articles about MWC 2013

Samsung and Qualcomm Build World’s Fastest Galaxy Note 3
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: […]

Sony Mobile’s Xperia ZL Wall At MWC 2013
Sony Mobile might not have introduced anything really groundbreaking or revolutionary at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, that ended last month, but this does not mean that they did not have a booth worth drooling over at Catalonia. Those who were there at MWC in the flesh would definitely have taken notice of Sony Mobile’s stand there, where it featured a video mosaic wall that comprises […]

LG Optimus G Pro Benchmarks
I’m spending a decent amount of time using the LG Optimus G Pro before finalizing the Ubergizmo review, but I thought that I would drop a quick note about the LG Optimus G Pro benchmark numbers as some of you may be impatient to know how it performs in the real world. Overall, the results are much better than the original model that we had reviewed. The performance is now […]

LG Optimus G Pro Unboxing [HD Video]
We gave the LG Optimus G Pro a Best of MWC award, but for a number of you who are waiting for a possible availability in your local market, we wanted to show what’s inside the box, namely: the phone itself, some documentation, a nice pair of earbuds, two 3140 mAh batteries, a USB cable and a battery charger/dock. Note that this is a Korean handset (with a typical DMB […]


Dropbox Receives 1 Billion Uploads A Day Across 500 Million Devices
[MWC 2013] We know many of you, like us, use Dropbox on a regular basis in order to share files either with yourselves or with others and today, the company is announcing its users upload 1 billion files on a daily basis.Today’s news came from Dropbox Chief Executive Drew Houston himself during Mobile World Congress where not only did he drop that bombshell of a statistic, but he also announced […]

Ubergizmo's Best of MWC 2013
Mobile World Congress is over and we have to say that it was our best MWC yet. The new venue is awesome and the level of organization is well above what we experienced in previous years. It’s not that last year’s Mobil World Congress was poor, but the space was really too tight, and the infrastructure was not able to sustain how big the show had become. Now, we worry […]

Qualcomm's AllJoyn Gets An Update
[WMC 2013] During a keynote at Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs and several high-profile executives like Rob Chandhok were promoting AllJoyn, the company’s open platform for device-to-device proximity communications that allow devices to exchange data over any network protocol, without going through a wide area network.To shed some context around this new AllJoyn push, you should remember that Qualcomm has been promoting the concept for the past […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet Hands-On (+Video)
[MWC 2013] After nearly one month of leaks and rumors, Samsung made the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet official at Mobile World Congress and I had the opportunity to briefly try a global pre-production unit at the show. Basically it looks like a large Galaxy Note 2 and the key features are pretty similar with a few enhancements here and there. At the briefing, Samsung confirmed that it sports the same […]

Huawei MediaQ M31 Media Streamer Introduced As Samsung Homesync Rival
[MWC 2013] At this year’s MWC, Samsung unveiled its impressive HomeSync, which is a media server powered by Android Jelly Bean. Not to be outdone, Huawei also took the opportunity to announce its media streamer that is being introduced to compete against Samsung’s HomeSync.The Huawei MediaQ M31 is another Android Jelly Bean-powered media streamer that offers a more compact look when compared to the Samsung HomeSync as it measures 65mm […]

ASUS Padfone Hands-On Review
[MWC 2013] In Barcelona, ASUS has landed a big announcement (and product) with the new Padfone smartphone/tablet combo. It’s not that we did not expect this new product, since ASUS launched the whole concept here at a previous Mobile World Congress, but we did not expect this level of craftsmanship which is absolutely stunning: ASUS has simply outdone itself with this ultra high-end design, and a unique concept.The Padfone concept […]

LG And Huawei Firefox OS Phones Spotted
So, Sony Mobile did declare their intention to roll out a smartphone that will run on the Firefox OS platform, while carrying the Xperia name which has been the domain of Google’s Android operating system so far. Well, there are other smartphone manufacturers in the market who would not mind to expand their horizons, among them include ZTE, Alcatel, LG and Huawei. It seems that the first image of LG’s […]

MasterCard MasterPass Helps You Buy Stuff Without Needing A Register
[MWC 2013] It looks as though VISA isn’t the only credit card company that has something to announce during Mobile World Congress this week as MasterCard is crashing their announcement party with one of their own. And as you would expect, their news is related to mobile payments.MasterCard is announcing its MasterPass service this week, which can offer its users the ability to scan barcodes of merchandise they wish to […]

Spotify Coming To Ford Cars In North America
[MWC 2013] Over several months, Spotify has been making its application available on anything with an Internet connection. The latest platform to receive a dedicated Spotify application was Windows Phone 8, although we know BlackBerry 10 should expect to get their Spotify fix very soon. One area Spotify would do rather well in is inside of vehicles, which up until now music lovers would have to allow their Bluetooth-enabled smartphones […]

Qualcomm, DoubleTwist Announce Open-Source AirPlay-like Application
[MWC 2013] The only way Android users have been able to achieve AirPlay-like streaming of their devices to wireless speakers, headphones, TVs, home theater systems and everything in between has been through Google’s YouTube application on Android, and that’s only if you have a Google TV hooked up.DoubleTwist introduced an application back in 2011 that allowed Android devices to stream to Apple TV, but today, the company is announcing a […]

LG Acquires webOS From HP For Use In Smart TVs
[MWC 2013] LG has been looking into using webOS on its brand of Smart TVs since this past October, and it looks like the company likes what it saw as it’s announcing it is acquiring the platform to be used in its Smart TVs.LG acquiring webOS from HP means they’ll obtain the source code for the OS, its related documents, engineering talent and all websites related to webOS. LG will also […]

VISA, Samsung Announce Partnership Bringing payWave To Galaxy Devices
[MWC 2013] It was two years ago when Samsung and VISA announced they’d be partnering up in order to offer NFC mobile payments before, during and after the London 2012 Olympics. We think it would be safe to assume that partnership went extremely well as both companies are announcing a new NFC payments deal.VISA and Samsung are announcing their partnership that would bring VISA’s payWave mobile payment application to NFC-enabled […]

LG Optimus G Pro Hands On review (International)
[MWC 2013] So, we have seen the LG Optimus G Pro announced officially for South Korea just a few days after Valentine’s Day, and received word that the Optimus G Pro will be making its way to the US sometime in the second quarter of the year.This morning at the MWC LG press conference, the  LG Optimus G Pro was shown for the first time in Europe and there, I had the opportunity to […]

ZTE Grand Memo Unveiled
[MWC 2013] It certainly seems like the phablet form factor is starting to catch on as ZTE has announced the Grand Memo at MWC 2013. The device is an Android powered smartphone with a whopping 5.7” display which you may or may not find very comfortable to use as a phone. However for activities such as typing up documents, emails or surfing the web, we expect the 5.7” display should […]

ASUS PadFone Infinity 5-inch Smartphone + 10-inch Tablet Transformable Device
[MWC 2013] Along with a 7-inch tablet, ASUS has also just announced the PadFone Infinity, a 5″ LTE smartphone that can dock into a 10″ Tablet companion body, which turns it into a full tablet. ASUS had introduced the concept here at Mobile World Congress, so it’s not surprising that the new model is being launched here. The new device runs on Android 4.2 and uses Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 600 […]

ASUS FonePad 7-inch Android Tablet With Voice and 3G capabilities
[MWC 2013] After a spate of leaks earlier today, ASUS made it official: it has just announced the FonePad, an Intel-powered 7″ tablet (Atom Z2420) that runs on Android 4.1. The 7″ device uses an IPS LCD display (1280×720) and is presented by ASUS as being a tablet that is particularly suited for people who want the comfort of a 7″ tablet, but also the voice and data capabilities of […]