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    LG claims smartwatch first Edit Post

    South Korea’s LG showcased its latest devices, of which the most eye-catching were two new smartwatches: the LG Watch Urbane and its sibling the LG Watch Urbane LTE. The company is billing the latter as the first 4G-based smartwatch in the world, with an array of features including a walkie talkie capability and NFC technology that means ...
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    AlcaLu sees “technology push” as 5G hype driver; regrets 4.5G mon... Edit Post

    Despite being one of the hot-topics here at Mobile World Congress this week, 5G is “still a technology push story, not a market pull one”, Michael Peeters, Wireless CTO for Alcatel-Lucent, told Mobile World Live. “Operators have two primary approaches to 5G: one which is driven by their research organisations which need to understand whatever 5G ...
  • Alcatel OneTouch aims to become top 3 handset player Edit Post

    Alcatel OneTouch is upping production by approximately 30 per cent with the aim of becoming one of the world’s three largest handset manufacturers. Part of China’s TCL group, the company shipped 80 million units in 2014, which it claims makes it the fourth largest device manufacturer globally. “Two or three years ago we were number eleven,” ...
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    Huawei pushes further into wearables Edit Post

    As its rival vendors used their pre-Mobile World Congress press conferences to unveil their latest high-end smartphones, Huawei instead chose to focus on wearables, including its move into the smartwatch space. After unveiling Huawei Watch, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, initially focused on the design of the device, noting that rival products are ...
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    HTC aims high with latest One flagship; pushes into wearables Edit Post

    Recovering vendor HTC debuted its latest flagship device, One M9, as it looks to win some of the smartphone limelight from Android market leader Samsung and its Galaxy S6. With both devices set to reach the market in coming weeks, alongside a raft of other new devices unveiled here at Mobile World Congress, competition among vendors ...

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    Samsung unveils Galaxy S6 smartphones and Samsung Pay Edit Post

    Samsung unveiled its latest flagship devices at an event alongside Mobile World Congress, with its Galaxy S6 joined by Galaxy S6 edge – a smartphone with a curved display on both sides. The “dual flagship” approach follows September’s unveiling of the vendor’s Note 4 and Note Edge phablets, the latter of which features a curved screen ...
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    Mozilla teams with operators on new Firefox device range Edit Post

    Mozilla has lined up with leading operators KDDI, LG U+, Telefonica and Verizon Wireless on what it’s billing as a new category of Firefox OS phones, with a planned launch date of 2016. The devices will come in various form factors – flips, sliders and slates – that attempt to balance basic phone requirements with more ...


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    China awards FDD-LTE 4G licences Edit Post

    China Telecom and China Unicom have finally been awarded nationwide FDD-LTE 4G licences by the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, a move that will put them on more equal footing with market leader China Mobile. The number two and three operators in the country, which until now have only had a licence to run ...