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Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps service. His next challenge is to manage and grow our devices channel. He has been a journalist...More

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Sony talks up mobile commitment

Sony Mobile used its press event at Mobile World Congress to address questions about its continued commitment to the mobile sector, with Kazuo Hira, group CEO, stating at the outset that “mobile remains an important part of Sony”. “The smartphone …

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Huawei pushes further into wearables

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 …

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Mobile gamer base tops 1B

The number of mobile (smartphone and tablets) regularly used for gaming topped one billion for the first time late in 2014, as the installed base of dedicated gaming handhelds declined “marginally”, according to a study by IDC and App Annie. …

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LG unveils LTE smartwatch

LG Electronics said it will use Mobile World Congress to unveil “the world’s first LTE-enabled smartwatch”, which “will also include NFC and a host of other features that have never been offered before on a smart device for the wrist”. …