MWC (Mobile World Congress)

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.

Samsung Will Show Off Its New Wearable Platform At MWC Later This Month
Google and Samsung announced a new Wear platform at Google I/O 2021 last month. Apart from the confirmed partnership and a few words describing some of the features we can expect, not much else is known or what this new Wear platform could look like. For those who are curious, we will find out soon enough.

Google’s Revamped Wear OS Could Be Shown Off Later This Month
At Google I/O 2021, Google made a surprising announcement when they revealed that they would be teaming up with Samsung to revamp its smartwatch platform. Originally known as Wear OS, the new platform will be known as Wear, but unfortunately apart from the announcement of the collaboration, no one really knows what to expect.

Oppo Shows Off Its Own True Wireless Charging Technology
Earlier in January, Xiaomi and Motorola both took the wraps off their own true wireless charging technology, and it seems that Oppo doesn’t want to miss out on the fun as the company has since shown off its very own wireless charging technology as well. This was unveiled at the MWC Shanghai 2021 event where the company debuted the Oppo Wireless Air Charging technology.

Huawei’s Smart Home Shows Off What HarmonyOS Can Do
Huawei had previously confirmed that they are developing their own mobile platform alternative to Android called HarmonyOS. However, the company notes that HarmonyOS isn’t just another smartphone operating system, but it will be a platform for all manner of smart devices including those for the home.


GSMA To Hold Meeting This Friday To Determine The Fate Of MWC 2020
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, companies such as LG, NVIDIA, Sony, Amazon, ZTE, TCL, and others have announced that they will be passing on the event or skipping their press conferences due to health concerns. These are by no means small companies which means that there will be less announcements at the event.

It Looks Like NVIDIA Will Be Sitting Out On MWC 2020 As Well
Recently, LG announced that they will be sitting out on MWC 2020 due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. LG is not alone in this as NVIDIA has also announced that they too will be skipping out on the event for pretty much the same reasons.

Coronavirus Forces LG To Sit Out MWC 2020
MWC 2020 will be taking place later this month. It will be a massive event where there will be many companies who are expected to be present to announce upcoming mobile products and services. However, with the coronavirus outbreak, is it really such a good idea to be in such a huge crowd?

Ubergizmo’s Best of MWC 2019Editor's Pick
With 5G and foldable phones entering the market in 2019, this year’s Mobile World Congress was full of excitement, but not all products are created equal, and some are more eye-catchy than others. Here’s what we think is worthy of your attention, in no particular order.

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO A340 Desktop Launched
Computers come in all shapes and sizes, but if you’re looking for something that’s sleek and won’t take up too much table space, then you might be interested in checking out Lenovo’s latest desktop computer which comes in the form of the IdeaCentre AIO A340. As the name implies, this is an all-in-one desktop system.

This Is What The Huawei P30 Allegedly Looks Like
Huawei has recently confirmed that come 26th of March, they will be officially unveiling their next smartphone, the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro. These handsets are the successors to last year’s P20 and P20 Pro, and given how well-received they were, many are expecting great things from the P30 series as well.

OnePlus 7 Will Not Have Wireless Charging
Nowadays it’s becoming increasingly common to see smartphones that support wireless charging. Unfortunately that seems to be a feature that OnePlus has skipped out on over the years, and if you were hoping that 2019 would change things, think again because OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the phone will not be featuring wireless charging.

T-Mobile’s 5G Plans Will Be Unlimited, Won’t Be More Expensive Than 4G
T-Mobile has recently confirmed their plans for when they will be rolling out their 5G networks, but the question we’re sure many have is that will these new 5G plans be more expensive than 4G? After all, they are new, and like we’re seeing with 5G smartphones, it does have the potential to be pricier.

Vuzix Unveils M400 Smart Glasses Aimed At Enterprise Users
Smart glasses have yet to break into the mainstream. Google had several years ago attempted to bring smart glasses to the mainstream with the Google Glass, but we all know how that turned out. However what was interesting is that despite it failing to become a hit with consumers, it actually proved to be a hit in the enterprise sector.

TCL’s Dragonhinge Could Usher In More Foldable Devices
At MWC 2019 this year, it’s safe to say that the topic of foldable phones is a hot one. We saw companies such as Samsung launch their own foldable smartphone with Huawei also tossing their hat into the ring. This is why it’s not surprising to see that other companies are also looking to get in on it.

Lenovo Unveils The ThinkVision M14 Portable External Monitor
One of the perks of working from home is that it typically affords you a larger working space where depending on your needs and preferences, could let you have a dual or triple monitor setup. Unfortunately working on the go doesn’t really present users with that kind of opportunity, or at least until now.

Thanks To Sprint, Google Fi Will Soon Be Able To Offer 5G As Well
Sprint has recently confirmed that they will begin rolling out their 5G network this coming May. This has led to some to wonder how this will affect Google Fi given that Google Fi operates based (in part) on Sprint’s network. The good news for Google Fi users is that it looks like thanks to Sprint turning on its 5G network in the next few months, it also means that Google […]

Android’s FIDO2 Certification Could Mean A Passwordless Future
Right now passwords still rule the majority of our apps online services. While passwords are still very much functional, they do present certain problems like forgetting them and also the possibility of someone else guessing or figuring out your passwords, thus giving them access to your accounts.

Sony Has A 5G Prototype Smartphone At MWC 2019
At MWC 2019, Sony took the wraps off their flagship smartphone the Xperia 1 along with their Xperia 10 and 10 Plus mid-rangers. However what was missing from Sony’s announcements (aside from flexible displays and ways to hide the notch) was 5G. The company briefly touched on the topic but it seems that they did not have any 5G smartphone to announce.

Energizer’s Smartphone With An 18,000mAh Battery Is Ridiculous
We’ve long complained about the mostly dismal life of our smartphone batteries, but it seems that Energizer has a smartphone with a battery that could potentially last you days on end. The only catch is that you will need to withstand stares and possible laughter because as you can see, this phone is thick.

Nubia Alpha Smartwatch Is All Display
When it comes to smartwatch designs, they are pretty standard and to a certain extent, almost boring. At the same time it is understandable since the idea is to blend the watch into your everyday fashion without standing out too much. However at MWC 2019, Nubia wants to turn that idea on its head.