MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS

  • Now even supermarkets sell their own tablet PC brands February 28, 2014

    Barcelona: Originally derided as a pricey niche product for geeks, tablet computers have become so common that supermarkets are now selling their own brands, pushing out low-cost rivals. The shifting nature of the market underscores how millions of people are choosing simpler devices to surf the web, send emails and shop,...
  • Sony Xperia Z2 review: Noise-cancelling tech more promise than practical February 28, 2014

    Barcelona: I typically have headphones on when I'm home in New York, whether it's during a jog or a commute. I often crank the volume up, at the risk of hearing loss, so that I could hear my favourite podcasts over loud subways and honking cars. I was excited to see...
  • Review: Firefox OS, Sailfish OS, Ubuntu for phones February 28, 2014

    Barcelona: When it comes to smartphones, consumers have an array of choices from Apple to... well, Android. The impression you get stepping into most phone carriers' showrooms is that the programmers behind Apple's iOS and Google's Android are driving most of the innovation in smartphones. You'll find few phones on display...
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Improvements might be enough to entice Samsung fans to upgrade February 26, 2014

    New York: Samsung is banking on you shaping up this spring. The company on Monday unveiled its new Galaxy S5 smartphone, which is set to go on sale in April, along with a pair of watches. And many of the features included on the devices focus on fitness. Considering the continued...
  • With the Galaxy S5 Samsung shows restraint, goes back to the basics February 25, 2014

    For all the news on Samsung Galaxy S5 click here New Delhi: Samsung unveiled the latest Galaxy S smartphone - the Samsung Galaxy S5 - at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Samsung's Galaxy S series has emerged as one of the strongest challengers to Apple's iPhones and has helped the...
  • MWC 2014: Mark Zuckerberg shares his long-term vision for WhatsApp, Internet February 25, 2014

    New York: Mark Zuckerberg, known for his outsized ambitions for Facebook, is applying a similar long-term vision to bringing the Internet to the billons of people around the world who don't already have access. The 29-year-old CEO of Facebook discussed long-term plans for a world in which everyone is able to...
  • Samsung Galaxy S5: Watch the first look of the new Samsung flagship phone February 25, 2014

    Samsung Electronics made the Galaxy S5 announcement during the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain. The new phone will go on sale worldwide on April 11, but Samsung didn't yet announce a price. Samsung's Galaxy S series has emerged as one of the strongest challengers to Apple's iPhones...
  • From Galaxy S to Galaxy S5: Evolution of Samsung's S series flagship smartphones February 25, 2014

    The Samsung Galaxy S was first released on June 4, 2010. From then to the Galaxy S5, samsuhg's flagship smartphones have evolved from 4 inch to 5.1 inches, from 5 megapixel to to 16 megapixel, from 1GHz single core to 2.5GHz quad-core/2.1GHz octa core and from 1500mAh to 2,800mAh in...
  • Samsung Galaxy S5: Full specifications February 25, 2014

    For all the news on Samsung Galaxy S5 click here The Samsung Galaxy S5, which will be available in April, has a slightly bigger screen than its predecessor, the Galaxy S4, at 5.1 inches compared with 5 inches, improved camera technology and better protection against water and dust. It also has a...
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 versus the Samsung Galaxy S4 February 25, 2014

    For all the news on Samsung Galaxy S5 click here Barcelona: Samsung sought Monday to frame its new Galaxy S5 smartphone as a lifestyle product, as it emphasized a built-in heart-rate sensor and improved camera features over its slightly larger size. One of the main appeals of Samsung phones has been their...
  • Live blog and live stream: Samsung Galaxy S5 launch event at MWC 2014 February 24, 2014

    Samsung will show off its newest gadgets, including its new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S5, during a press conference at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. Follow live updates and watch the live steam. ...
  • Live blog: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's MWC 2014 keynote address February 24, 2014

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2014 Mobile World Congress on February 24 at 10PM (IST). Zuckerberg will be joined by technology journalist David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World. ...
  • After WhatsApp buy, Mark Zuckerberg faces new arduous race on the horizon February 24, 2014

    San Francisco/Barcelona: Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg will take a victory lap at the world's largest mobile technology conference in Barcelona on Monday, after beating out Google in a $19 billion acquisition of free messaging service WhatsApp. But he is facing a new arduous race on the horizon. Just 18...
  • Microsoft to add dual-SIM support for Windows Phone, relaxes other hardware requirements February 24, 2014

    Barcelona: Microsoft will update its Windows system this spring to address some of the gripes people have had when they use devices without touch capabilities. Windows 8 and last fall's 8.1 update were designed for a touch environment. But some of the gesture commands don't translate well when using traditional mouse...
  • HP announces $169 HP Slate 7 Android tablet February 25, 2013

    Barcelona: Hewlett-Packard is making a tablet computer that uses Google's Android operating system, steering clear of Microsoft's latest tablet-oriented version of Windows, the company said on Sunday. The HP Slate 7 will have a 7-inch screen, making it similar in size to the Amazon Kindle Fire. It will cost $169 when...
  • Huawei unveils Ascend P2 the 'fastest smartphone in the world' February 25, 2013

    Barcelona: Huawei, a Chinese company that recently became the world's third-largest maker of smartphones, calls its new flagship product "the fastest smartphone in the world" and wants to use it to expand global awareness of its brand. Parts of the presentation of the phone at a press conference Sunday in Barcelona,...
  • Mozilla takes on Google's Android, Apple's iOS February 25, 2013

    San Francisco: Mozilla, makers of the popular Firefox Internet browser, is preparing to challenge Google and Apple's grip on smartphone software. A new Firefox operating system for mobile devices is set for a July release after winning the backing of 13 wireless service providers around the globe, including Spain's Telefonica, China...
  • What to expect at Mobile World Congress 2013 February 23, 2013

    New York: When the top executives of the world's wireless industry gather next week in Barcelona for their annual trade show, cellphones will take a back seat to talk of cars, electric metres and insulin monitors. That idea of empowering new devices with wireless connections has been percolating for years. General...
  • Samsung may unveil the Galaxy S IV at CES 2013 in January November 20, 2012

    New Delhi: After the successful launch of the Galaxy S III, Samsung is now rumoured to be preparing for the launch of its successor, unofficially dubbed the Galaxy S IV smartphone. The rumour mill started churning out rumours at a rapid pace about the Galaxy S IV after Asia...
  • Sunil Mittal seeks balanced growth in telecom industry March 2, 2012

    Barcelona: Underlining the need for a balanced growth in the telecom industry, Bharti group chief Sunil Mittal on Thursday favoured affordable tariffs that would also be viable for the sector. Against the backdrop of Indian telecom sector passing through turbulent times, Mittal quipped "who will gain...
  • MWC 2012: Nokia announces Reading app for Lumia phones February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Nokia announced a new ereader app for its Lumia range of Windows Phone devices called Nokia Reading at the ongoing Mobile World Congress at Barcelona. The Nokia Reading app will compete with Amazon's Kindle app for Windows Phone 7. The app which will start rolling out for UK, France, Italy,...
  • Nokia launches three new Asha phones February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Nokia has announced three more Asha feature phones Nokia Asha 202, Asha 203 and Asha 302 at the Mobile World Congress, which is currently underway in Barcelona, Spain. Nokia has also unveiled a new and fast cloudbased browser that reduces internet costs. Nokia Asha 302 is Nokia's...
  • Huawei announces the first 10inch quadcore tablet February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Huawei, the Chinese handset maker, has announced a 10 inch tablet powered by a quad core processor, at the Mobile World Congress 2012. The tablet, called Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD, has a Huawei 1.5 GHz quad core processor, Google Android 4.0 operating system and a 10 inch IPS...
  • Nokia N8 successor may feature Windows Phone February 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Finnish mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia just about a week before the Mobile World Congress 2012 has quietly released a teaser video which they call as Pure View. The Pure View video showcases brilliant camera capabilities of a mobile device which is likely to be showcased during the MWC. Prior...
  • HTC to launch superfast smartphone? February 24, 2012

    Mumbai: HTC shared a teaser image on its official Facebook page indicating new range of smartphones due at the Mobile World Congress 2012. HTC is expected to introduce new range of smartphones with a new brand named One. Four or may be five new products are expected to be launched...
  • HTC faces uphill struggle to prove its worth February 6, 2012

    Taipei: HTC was once the standard bearer of the Android phone but that was 2010 a long time ago in mobile terms. Now analysts say it faces another weak quarter and an uphill struggle to prove to investors it still retains its innovative touch. HTC Corp, the world's No.5 smartphone...
  • Microsoft upgrade to let phones connect to Xbox February 16, 2011

    Barcelona: Now that it has hooked up with Nokia Corp. phones, Microsoft Corp. hopes to connect its phone software to the Xbox this year too. It's also planning other improvements that include a faster Web browser and quicker switching between phone applications. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the upgrades Monday in...
  • Google tried hard to woo Nokia for Android February 16, 2011

    Barcelona: Google tried hard to win Nokia over to its Android mobile platform before Nokia decided to throw its lot in with Microsoft, Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said. "We would have loved if they had chosen Android. They chose the other guys," Schmidt said during a keynote speech at the...
  • HTC unveils 5 smartphones, tablet February 15, 2011

    Barcelona: Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC unveiled on Tuesday two social networking phone models, with a focus on Facebook access, and introduced its first tablet computer to a crowded marketplace. The world's fifthlargest smartphone maker also introduced new versions of its hit models Desire, Wildfire and Incredible. All six new devices will run...