Acer kicked off the Mobile World Conference here in Barcelona by unveiling a new Windows Phone, but as is familiar with Microsoft's platform, the device will now blow you away. The Acer Liquid M220 is yet another handset that will fall into the seemingly endless stream of mid-range and entry level Windows Phone. Any hopes that platform would get a flagship beyond the HTC One M8 should be shelved for some time (probably until Windows 10 lands).
Huawei has raised the curtain on its first smartwatch here at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, and its looks good. It looks fantastic in fact; long gone are the days when the Motorola Moto X was the only desirable smartwatch, there are now a number of contenders. The imaginatively named Huawei Watch is a round faced wearable that looks like, well a watch, and it is definitely a looker.
HTC has launched the One M9, the company's newest flagship smartphone. The Taiwanese company announced the handset at the Mobile World Conference here in Barcelona, but unfortunately it is not good news for those clamouring after something new and fresh. New is a fair description of the One M9 actually, but fresh most definitely is not as this is nothing more than an updated One M8, for all the good and bad that brings.
HTC postponed its smartwatch plans last year, and it seems the company is continuing to wait it out in launching a true smart wearable. Instead, the Taiwanese brand used its MWC event to announce its first wearable, a fitness tracker. HTC has been rumored for a couple of months to be launching a wearable at the expo in Barcelona and the company's recent deal with Under Armour suggested a fitness tracker would be the product launched.
The consumer space is generally turning away from Samsung at the moment, but the company may have just righted all the wrongs with its newly launched Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The Korean giant announced the two handsets at the MWC event in Barcelona and the good news is both look to be stunning additions to the smartphone world. Samsung back to its best and seemingly finally listening to customer's needs.
With Samsung's MWC just around the corner, it is time to make final arrangement for the reveal of the Galaxy S6 flagship and the Galaxy S Dual Edge. The South Korean company will be announcing both device on March 1st, and now Sammy has confirmed that it will be live streaming the event on its YouTube page.
Panasonic is still not a major smartphone name across the globe, but the company does great business in Japan, where it is even above Samsung in terms of market share. The company is looking to expand into other regions, and I am excited to see the high-end CM-1 (with a 1-inch camera sensor) in the US this fall (even if it is $1000). The company has something more affordable lined up too in the form of the Eluga U2.
HTC has announced that it will be live streaming its event at the Mobile World Conference where the company is expected to launch the One M9 flagship. March 1st, 7:00 am PT is the time when you can check out the start of the event that HTC is leading with the "Let them Stare" motto.
We are just a weekend away from the Mobile World Conference starting, and in the calm before the storm there are a flurry of leaks. While HTC's and Samsung's upcoming flagships are the talk of the smartphone world, Sony will also have a few smartphones making their debut at the expo in Barcelona.
The LG G Pro is a couple of years old, the Korean company's then flagship phablet has even been replaced by the G Pro 2 and the line is set to be discontinued in 2015. However, LG is still supporting its aging device it seems as the company has begun rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to the G Pro. Although, it is worth noting that at the moment the upgrade is exclusive to South Korea, but will almost certainly move to other regions in the coming weeks.