Thursday, 31 January 2013

Mobile World Congress 2013 – What to Expect

| Thursday, January 31, 2013 | |

February 25-28, 2013 is earmarked for Mobile World Congress (MWC) which is scheduled to be held at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.  This new state of the art facility is expected to be the melting pot of major mobile companies and companies well versed in the most up to date of mobile technology.  These events are sure to draw the attention of a large number of spectators, visitors, guests and mobile phone and tablet aficionados. 

Depending on type of pass one procures, one will be able to benefit from a vast variety of events being planned at MWC over the four day period.  These will include:
  • A Thought Leadership Conference – This will offer insight into visionary keynote for the coming year along with panel discussions of what the companies are scheduled to introduce in markets
  • Ability to strike deals and networking facilities – Will also be available for those seeking business opportunities
  • An App Planet – or Centre of Mobile Apps Universe is where one can gather more information on the most recent of mobile apps, learn more about networks or confer with innovators on the newest of mobile facilities being offered
  • Global Mobile Awards Program – Will be held on the final day giving due acknowledgment to development and accomplishment in this industry
The 2013 Mobile World Congress brings with it a host of new smartphones, tablets, mobile phones and other similar gadgetry with major companies displaying their latest in achievements and projections for the future.
  1. Samsung – Samsung is scheduled to launch their new Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet.  This device will come with:
    •1280 x 800 screen resolution
    •5 megapixel rear facing camera
    •1.3 megapixel front camera
    •2GB RAM
    •32 GB or 64 GB flash storage

    Samsung is also expected to launch their new smartphone called Galaxy Fonblet.  This is a dual SIM device which will possess a 5.8 inch screen as seen in the Galaxy Player 5.8

  2. LG – There is talk that LG will be displaying their Nexus 5 at MEC 2013.  Optimus G2 is also a likely entrant along with a tablet – smartphone hybrid.  This will be seen with a 5.5 inch 1080p resolution screen.

  3. Sony – Will have a strong presence with its Xperia ZL being offered as a variation on the Xperia Z.  Phones such as C530 X - HuaShan and C550X – Dogo are also expected.  Both these run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean while C550X could be powered by a quad-core processor.  Tablet Z will possess:
    •10.1 inch 1080p screen
    •1.5 GHz quad core processor
    •2GB RAM
    •32 GB built in storage
    •8.1 MP and 2.2 MP cameras

  4. HTC – M7 is being speculated.  This phone boasts of a 5” 1080 p resolution screen and could be introduced along with HTC Sense 5.

  5. Huawei – Plans on launching two new smartphones.  The company recently launched Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate in January at the CES, while they will be bringing in two new smartphones to MWC, out of which one will be based on P Series Android handset.
Besides the above, several other companies will be making their presence felt at the Mobile World Congress.  These will include Acer, Ericsson, MasterCard, IBM, Intel, Vodafone, Sharp, Qualcomm and Telefonica besides a host of others.  The entire show will be spread over 80,000 square meters of exhibition and hospitality areas wherein attendees can absorb the latest in Embedded Mobile Devices, Mobile Cloud Technology, Mobile Health, Mobile Money and Green Technology.
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