Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014
The Mobile World Congress is undoubtedly the biggest mobile technology event of the year. As ever, smartphone, tablet and industrial equipment manufacturers are lining up to show off their latest creations at MWC 2014, which opens on Monday 24 February in Barcelona.MWC 2014 is a great opportunity to check out this year's biggest trends in the world of mobile devices. Even if certain flagship handsets—like new models from Apple—won't be making an appearance, and some manufacturers have already unveiled phones at tablets at CES 2014, there'll still be loads of hot devices on display at the Barcelona-based event.
While heavyweight mobile-maker Samsung will no doubt continue to roll out scores of new phones, including new additions to its Galaxy range, the firm's rivals are getting ready to fight back in what's increasing becoming a battle for survival. Most of those rivals will have something new on show at this year's MWC, including LG and HTC. Plus, as the ambassador of Windows Phone, Nokia is expected to be bringing a new set of Lumia smartphones to Barcelona too.
The up-and-coming Chinese manufacturers we already saw in force at CES 2014 are likely to be expanding their ranges of mobile devices too. Huawei, for example, is likely to start moving towards attractively priced high-end handsets, particularly aimed at the SIM-free market.
But MWC isn't just about handsets—chip and component-makers will be on hand too, as Qualcomm, Nvidia, Intel, plus Samsung, Huawei (in their own smartphones) and VIA Technologies (used by HTC and Asus) will be showing off a new set of multi-core, power-packed and energy-efficient mobile processors.
We'll be heading over to Barcelona to check out all the action live as it happens. Stay tuned to this page for all our news, videos, pictures and hands-on sessions from MWC 2014.
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Silent mode obligatory
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The new Snapdragon 210 given pride of place
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Great first impressions
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MWC 2015: Leap, a New 5" Smartphone from Blackberry- Mobiles & Smartphones - 04/03/2015 12:24 March 4, 2015
Fighting for survival...
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Not quite free from fault
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MWC 2015: Hands-On with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge- Mobiles & Smartphones - 03/03/2015 12:28 March 3, 2015
It all proved pretty conclusive...
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MWC 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Are a Breath of Fresh Air- Mobiles & Smartphones - 02/03/2015 16:40 March 2, 2015
Metal, responsiveness and more of the like
Following months of assorted rumours, Samsung has finally unveiled its two upcoming smartphones: the flagship Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. And let us tell you, the manufacturer...
MWC 2015: Archos Launches the 50 Oxygen Plus, Available in 3G and 4G- Mobiles & Smartphones - 27/02/2015 16:16 February 27, 2015
It bears a strong resemblance to the iPhone 6...
In the run-up to MWC 2015, Archos has just announced the 50 Oxygen Plus, an extremely thin mid-range smartphone with an undeniably Apple-inspired design. To...
LG Announces Four New Smartphones: Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy- Mobiles & Smartphones - 24/02/2015 12:18 February 24, 2015
LG expands its mid-range
The 2015 Mobile World Congress may not be opening its doors until next week, but LG has decided to kick off festivities early by announcing four new smartphones. Named Magna,...
MWC: Samsung Galaxy S6 to be Unveiled on 2 March, but Not the LG G4- Mobiles & Smartphones - 22/01/2015 13:01 January 22, 2015
No face-off expected
Like last year, Samsung will be using the upcoming Mobile World Congress, this 2 March, as the platform to present its future star smartphone, the Galaxy S6. This...