Intel is talking NFC here in Barcelona, and it looks more and more like 2012 will see the breakout of mobile pay via smartphones. In fact, Visa also took to the stage with Intel’s Paul Otellini to discuss a multi-year alliance that will result in Visa PayWave contact-less payment system being part of a variety [...]
While the focus has been on Intel’s partnership with various companies on the creation of the new Ultrabook category of laptops here at MWC they are talking about a very different kind of partnership. This time, they are talking about new partnerships that will grow their presence in the exploding worldwide smartphone market. Just one [...]
After the mob scene Helena and I had encountered at the Sony Press Conference the other night, it was refreshing to have a one-on-one session with Alistair and Tobias from Sony. Tobias just happened to have the just announced Sony Xperia P and the upcoming (this summer) Xperia Ion on him, and he didn’t mind giving us [...]
If you thought dual-core tablets were speedy wait until you check out what Huawei just announced. The Huawei MediaPad 10F HD is a fast-performing tablet with unsurpassed audio-visual entertainment features including a Huawei 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Google Android 4.0 operating system and a 10-inch IPS high-definition display screen. Let’s repeat those specs- the 10″ tablet [...]
Sony had three phones in their Xperia line to show off yesterday. We posted on them at the time and you can get details here. Today we’ve got loads more pictures AND a video from the Sony Press Conference. Let’s start with the Press Conferences video and then you can check out all the pictures [...]
Today at MWC Sandisk made a couple of announcements. First, they announced that their iNand Extreme embedded Flash memory will be included on Windows 8 development platforms from companies such as Intel, Qualcomm and TI. Here is a snip from that press release: Companies such as Intel Corporation, Qualcomm Incorporated and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [...]
Nokia had a number of announcements from their huge MWC press conference. Here are a few of the highlights with links to the Nokia site covering each of the items: Nokia advances on its new strategic direction, rolls out range of new mobile devices and services Nokia has extended the range of products with Windows [...]
Judie is at the ASUS Press Conference in Barcelona. Right now she is listening to the CEO of ASUS. The big news here? The Asus Transformer Pad Prime and the PadFone.
Judie left the “Create.Work.Inspire. event in Brooklyn and immediately flew to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. The plane landed and, just three hours later she was in her first meeting. It will be back to back meetings and events for the next few days.
Once I had decided that I was going to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain, I knew that one of my biggest “hidden” expenses was going to be what appeared on my mobile phone bill well after I had returned home. I fully expected to spend as much as $500 – 600 on top of [...]
Beyond hamming it up with wandering oompah bands at Mobile World Congress, Helena and I managed to get hands-on time with some of the new devices and technologies that will be causing a stir in 2011 and beyond! HTC’s New Android Devices HTC won me over with their lovely new ChaCha. After using the BlackBerry [...]
Helena and I were able to spend some time at the HTC VIP lounge this afternoon, time that was well spent fondling the six devices introduced by HTC earlier today. Of course the one that most captivated us was the 7″ Flyer, HTC’s new tablet device. It will be shipping with Gingerbread instead of the [...]
As expected, HTC made a big showing this morning by introducing six new Android devices — the HTC Flyer, HTC ChaCha, HTC Salsa and next generation HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Incredible S phones. I hope to have hands-on pictures and impressions direct from the MWC showroom floor later today, but in [...]
The partnership between Nokia and Microsoft that was announced the other day has caused some speculation that the Intel powered AppUp store in general, and the MeeGo in particular might be the losers in this story. Helena and I spoke with Peter Biddle, General Manager to AppUp Products and Services, and he said that despite [...]
I wanted to put in a quick mention for Tru, the service that offered to send me an international BlackBerry Bold 9700 to use for Mobile Congress Week along with their Tru SIM. The ultimate goal is that we’ll compare what I would have spent on the same amount of Tru usage versus AT&T’s best [...]