Mobile World Congress

  • Now even supermarkets sell their own tablet PC brands 28-02-2014 08:24 AM

    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...
  • Sony Xperia Z2 review: Noise-cancelling tech more promise than practical 28-02-2014 07:53 AM

    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...
  • Review: Firefox OS, Sailfish OS, Ubuntu for phones 28-02-2014 07:47 AM

    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...
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Improvements might be enough to entice Samsung fans to upgrade 26-02-2014 06:38 AM

    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...
  • With the Galaxy S5 Samsung shows restraint, goes back to the basics 25-02-2014 11:22 AM

    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...
  • MWC 2014: Mark Zuckerberg shares his long-term vision for WhatsApp, Internet 25-02-2014 10:27 AM

    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...
  • Samsung Galaxy S5: Watch the first look of the new Samsung flagship phone 25-02-2014 09:23 AM

    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 25-02-2014 08:46 AM

    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 25-02-2014 08:34 AM

    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...
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 versus the Samsung Galaxy S4 25-02-2014 08:02 AM

    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...
  • Live blog and live stream: Samsung Galaxy S5 launch event at MWC 2014 24-02-2014 11:47 PM

    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 24-02-2014 09:34 PM

    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 24-02-2014 04:36 PM

    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...
  • Microsoft to add dual-SIM support for Windows Phone, relaxes other hardware requirements 24-02-2014 06:43 AM

    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...
  • Samsung may unveil the Galaxy S IV at CES 2013 in January 20-11-2012 12:22 PM

    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...
  • Microsoft upgrade to let phones connect to Xbox 16-02-2011 11:35 AM

    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...
  • Google tried hard to woo Nokia for Android 16-02-2011 10:18 AM

    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...
  • HTC unveils 5 smartphones, tablet 15-02-2011 06:52 PM

    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 fifth-largest smartphone maker also introduced new versions of its hit models Desire, Wildfire and Incredible. All six new devices...
  • Smartphone OS race: Who stands where 14-02-2011 02:04 PM

    Barcelona: Software developers for smartphones have been put centre of stage at this week's Mobile World Congress industry fair in Barcelona after Nokia's decision to adopt Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. Following are the runners in what Nokia's chief executive Stephen Elop said is now a three-horse race: Google Google's...
  • Samsung beats Apple to second tablet computer 14-02-2011 01:11 PM

    Barcelona: Samsung launched a second tablet computer on Sunday, with a bigger screen and more processing power than the original Galaxy Tab that is seen as the only real rival to Apple's iPad. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is intended to be a multimedia hub for afficionados of games, electronic books...
  • Nokia CEO sees billions from Microsoft deal 14-02-2011 01:04 PM

    Barcelona: Nokia's CEO on Sunday touted its recent alliance with Microsoft, saying it would be worth billions to the Finnish cellphone maker, which is seeking to catch up in the fiercely competitive smartphone market. Nokia announced on Friday that it was teaming up with Microsoft to take on Google and...
  • Sony unveils PlayStation smartphone 14-02-2011 12:59 PM

    Barcelona: Sony Ericsson unveiled on Sunday its long-awaited PlayStation smartphone, taking video game console wars to cellphones. Sony's PlayStation, on the Sony Ericsson's new Xperia Live phone, will take on Microsoft's Xbox Live, available on Windows Phone 7. The launch came just two days after Microsoft's Windows Phone got a...
  • Linux may gain from Nokia-Microsoft pact 14-02-2011 12:53 PM

    Barcelona: Wireless Linux group LiMo hopes to benefit from a tie-up between Microsoft and Nokia as this should push smaller phone makers to seek alternative software platforms, its head said on Monday. Computer operating system Linux has started to win traction in mobile with Google Inc's Android rising to the...
  • World's biggest mobile show woos Apple fans 07-09-2010 04:57 PM

    London: The world's biggest mobile fair will host its first event for Apple developers next year in a sign of Apple's huge influence over the industry, even though the company itself has never participated in the show. Mobile World Congress, which takes place each February in Barcelona, Spain, will add...