Mobile World Congress 2013

Mobile World Congress 2013 wrap-up

Mobile World Congress 2013 wrap-up

It’s time that we wrap-up with this year’s Mobile World Congress. First thing we’ll say is that we’re sad to see that the big event is no longer the place where the majority of handset makers announce their products, with two giants like HTC and Samsung both using their own shows for that occasion (at…

Samsung Wallet unveiled to rival Apple’s Passbook

Samsung Wallet unveiled to rival Apple's Passbook

Samsung used its annual developer day at Mobile World Congress to announce the new Samsung Wallet app. We don’t have all the details yet but as far as we’ve understood, it’s an app made to rival Apple’s Passbook, allowing user to securely store important information such as tickets, boarding passes, cards and coupons. The API…

17 operators, 4 handset makers commit to Firefox OS

17 operators, 4 handset makers commit to Firefox OS

Firefox OS may be up for a good start with 17 operators wowing to support the nascent platform. Among those committing to carry these smartphones are Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile), Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telefonica, America Movil, KDDI, Telecom Italia, Telenor, China Unicom, 3 Group, KT, MegaFon, Qtel, SingTel, TMN and VimpelCom, while Telstra has only “welcomed”…

Jolla CEO: Everybody in mobile is getting squeezed

Jolla CEO: Everybody in mobile is getting squeezed

Speaking in a keynote at Mobile World Congress, Jolla CEO Marc Dillon said that the mobile industry is in “what may be the last step in the golden age of ecosystems – what is happening now is that everybody is getting squeezed”. According to Dillon, operators have a fear of turning to dump pipes when…

MWC 2012: Qualcomm booth tour

Qualcomm booth tour

Qualcomm, the “Great and Powerful,” was Snapdragon-ing every visitor to its booth. You couldn’t turn your head not to see some solution powered by Qualcomm’s processors. At one point I even thought my oven uses a Snapdragon chip. That’s how hard they’re pushing their solutions. And, of course, the semiconductor giant has all reasons to…

MWC 2012: Intel booth tour

Intel booth tour

Intel is pretty much desperately trying to get into mobile game. Their latest partners, Asus and Lenovo, could help them in their plans but they still have a long way to go. Simply put, ARM-based processors are used by most handset makers. And although Intel is pushing it hard, it has yet to come out…

MWC 2012: HTC booth tour

HTC booth tour

HTC One. Everything at HTC’s booth was about their new flagship smartphone. Actually, there were other phones on display as well, but as everyone visiting Mobile World Congress could attest, HTC put all of its eggs into success of the HTC One. And they have all reasons for optimism – as far as I’m concerned…

MWC 2012: Fujitsu booth tour

Fujitsu booth tour

Fujitsu used Mobile World Congress to go beyond mobile, demoing few solutions that are not directly related to the industry. However, the soon-to-be-launched Stylistic S01 — which will be offered through Orange in Europe — got a central stage, showing us that our grandparents should be able to join the “smartphone revolution.” I personally liked…

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