MWC2013 archive

  • Hands-on: Samsung Gear 2 review
    Gadgets

    Hands-on: Samsung Gear 2 review

    By 24 February 2014

    The Galaxy in the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch name is gone, as Samsung's Gear 2 ditches Android for Tizen OS. This means a new fast, simple and now - with a heart rate sensor - more comprehensive menu than before. But is it enough to let this smartwatch...

  • Samsung HomeSync media streamer goes on sale 6 October for $299
    Home Cinema

    Samsung HomeSync media streamer goes on sale 6 October for $299

    By 4 October 2013

    Samsung has finally announced availability of its HomeSync media streamer, unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February. Targeted for Galaxy device owners, the HomeSync will be available to customers in the US from Sunday 6 October for $299 (£185)....

  • Nokia Lumia 720 now available at O2 for £300 off-contract
    Phones

    Nokia Lumia 720 now available at O2 for £300 off-contract

    By 5 April 2013

    Nokia's mid-range Lumia 720 is now available in the UK for customers looking for a solid smartphone on the cheap. The Lumia 720 has locked O2 in the UK as its exclusive carrier. If you're interested in signing a contract and just want to buy the phone...

  • Microsoft working on Windows Phone 8.5 behind closed doors
    Phones

    Microsoft working on Windows Phone 8.5 behind closed doors

    By 4 March 2013

    Greg Sullivan, senior product manager of Windows Phone, has told Pocket-lint that Microsoft is very much working on upgrades to the Windows Phone operating system, but is changing tactics in how it goes about letting us know about it. In a candid chat...

  • Docomo Translator phone helps you order sushi whatever the language
    Phones

    Docomo Translator phone helps you order sushi whatever the language

    By 4 March 2013

    You're in a foreign country, you can't speak the language, and you are desperate for sushi. What's the plan? Well if you are a Docomo customer, it's simple. You start the network's Android voice translator app and start talking to your phone. The app...

  • AllJoyn adds DoubleTwist support, video streaming promised
    Phones

    AllJoyn adds DoubleTwist support, video streaming promised

    By 4 March 2013

    Qualcomm further demonstrated its AllJoyn system to Pocket-lint at Mobile World Congress, but with a new twist. DoubleTwist, in fact. Rather than just promote the ability for your fridge to talk to your TV and send you a notification that you've left...

  • Kyocera Torque pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Kyocera Torque pictures and hands-on

    By 3 March 2013

    If it's tough enough for Bear Grylls, it has got to be tough enough for us, right? We caught up with the Kyocera Torque at Mobile World Congress to see if the Torque really is as tough as it claims to be. The Torque is an "ultra-rugged" 4G LTE Android...

  • Fujitsu Gesture Keyboard for tablets and smartphones works from existing camera
    Phones

    Fujitsu Gesture Keyboard for tablets and smartphones works from existing camera

    By 1 March 2013

    Fujitsu used the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona to show off a tablet keyboard concept that makes do without the keyboard itself. A couple of years ago, Pocket-lint told you about the Light Touch projector that turned any desktop into a...

  • Caterpillar Cat B15 pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Caterpillar Cat B15 pictures and hands-on

    By 28 February 2013

    Clumsy people take note: there is a new tough phone about to go on sale that should save you from the bane of the cracked screen and we've had a quick fumble with the tough phone at Mobile World Congress. Designed to be tough, the Caterpillar Cat B15...

  • Fujitsu GPS walking stick pictures and hands-on: Next-generation cane
    Gadgets

    Fujitsu GPS walking stick pictures and hands-on: Next-generation cane

    By 27 February 2013

    Alongside its ranges of mobile phones and tablet devices, Fujitsu dedicated part of its Mobile World Congress 2013 stand in Barcelona to future technologies - concepts that are still in the planning phase but are definitely being developed with an eye...

  • Nokia CEO: Tablets are important, wants beautifully integrated experience across everything
    Phones

    Nokia CEO: Tablets are important, wants beautifully integrated experience across everything

    By 27 February 2013

    Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO, has told Pocket-lint in an interview at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that the company isn't done yet when it comes to bringing new products to market in the coming year. "What we've said all along, is that Nokia and some...

  • Spotify in Ford EcoSport: The first listen
    Cars

    Spotify in Ford EcoSport: The first listen

    By 27 February 2013

    Spotify has announced that it will be joining Ford's Sync AppLink service in Europe when the new EcoSport comes out later this year. We jumped in the yet to be released car at Mobile World Congress to see how you'll be able to listen to your favourite...

  • Samsung Wallet will handle coupons, tickets, boarding passes, coming to a device near you
    Apps

    Samsung Wallet will handle coupons, tickets, boarding passes, coming to a device near you

    By 27 February 2013

    Samsung Wallet will be coming to a Samsung device near you, looking to take care of "coupons, membership cards, tickets and boarding passes" and give you a one-stop shop for all your ticketing needs. Sound familiar? The forthcoming feature, which sounds...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #121 - Mobile World Congress special
    Online

    Pocket-lint Podcast #121 - Mobile World Congress special

    By 26 February 2013

    A special mid-week edition of the Pocket-lint Podcast comes from the show floor at Mobile World Congress 2013, as the team looks at some of the best smartphones, tablets and other devices that have been launched in Barcelona. Editor of news and features...

  • Acer Liquid E1 pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Acer Liquid E1 pictures and hands-on

    By 26 February 2013

    In the sea of phones that is Mobile World Congress, Pocket-lint picked out Acer's latest mid-ranger, the Liquid E1, to have a play around with. The Android 4.1-touting Liquid E1 handset is from a company that, by and large, isn't seen as one of the front-runners...

  • Sony Personal Content Station (PCS) LLS-201 pictures and hands-on
    Home Cinema

    Sony Personal Content Station (PCS) LLS-201 pictures and hands-on

    By 26 February 2013

    Personal storage is often back-breakingly boring, but Sony's managed to hot-up the solution with one-touch NFC connectivity from its 1TB wireless server. Okay, so it's not totally hotted-up as the "Personal Content Station LLS-201" - which we'll refer...

  • Huawei MediaQ pictures and hands-on
    Home Cinema

    Huawei MediaQ pictures and hands-on

    By 26 February 2013

    As well as phones and tablets, another type of device has drawn significant crowds during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year: the Android-rocking media hub. Samsung has its HomeSync device, which sports a 1TB hard drive and can stream media...

  • LG launches world's smallest wireless charger
    Phones

    LG launches world's smallest wireless charger

    By 26 February 2013

    LG has rolled out what it says is the world's smallest wireless charger at MWC. Sized at 6.9cm in diameter, it's about as big as a normal drinks coaster.  It uses a standard 5-pin micro USB charger to bring juice to the wireless pad. LG is calling the...

  • Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 and IdeaTab A1000 pictures and hands-on
    Tablets

    Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 and IdeaTab A1000 pictures and hands-on

    By 26 February 2013

    There's a lot to be said for 7-inch tablets. There are also a lot of them out there, and now Lenovo's dipped its tablet oar into the pool with its latest IdeaTab A3000 and IdeaTab A1000 models. We were on hand to take a look at these latest mini-tabs...

  • Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 pictures and hands-on
    Tablets

    Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 pictures and hands-on

    By 26 February 2013

    Lenovo's 10-inch tablet, the IdeaTab S6000, was available to see only behind closed doors at this year's Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. But we break down doors here at Pocket-lint,  and we got to handle Lenovo's latest top-spec slate. Well, top...

  • Hottest phones of MWC 2013
    Phones

    Hottest phones of MWC 2013

    By 26 February 2013

    Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is once again upon us with a new venue - Fira Gran Via - and the ever-increasing rise of the tablet aside, it's the phones that everybody gets most excited about. And it's the phones that we'll be looking at in depth...

  • Hands-on: LG Optimus G UK release teased
    Phones

    Hands-on: LG Optimus G UK release teased

    By 26 February 2013

    Although it is not part of the official European release schedule, Pocket-lint understands that the LG Optimus G could well be coming to the UK later this year. Or something like it. The company's ambitions for the UK seemed to be more low-key than in...

  • Headphone:X from Qualcomm and DTS brings 7.1 surround sound to your phone
    Phones

    Headphone:X from Qualcomm and DTS brings 7.1 surround sound to your phone

    By 26 February 2013

    Qualcomm and DTS have shown off a new audio technology that is likely to make the need to have impressive headphones a thing of the past. The new technology, which Pocket-lint has already been treated to in a demo, replicates a 7.1 sound system through...

  • Asus Fonepad pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Asus Fonepad pictures and hands-on

    By 25 February 2013

    The Asus Fonepad is, well, it's a bloomin' huge sorta-phone, sorta-tablet device. Think Nexus 7 with a SIM slot that you could make calls from. We say *could* because, after handling the 7-inch device, it's clear that you'd look totally bonkers in doing...

  • Asus Padfone Infinity pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Asus Padfone Infinity pictures and hands-on

    By 25 February 2013

    One of this year's MWC mega launches, the Asus Padfone Infinity - which is the anticipated "Padfone 3" device - has a lot to shout about. Amid the madness of the Asus press conference at the show, Pocket-lint visited Asus behind closed doors to take a...