We have just returned from CES and here it is MWC 2013 in well on its way.
Mobile World Congress is home to a mobile ecosystem that has been expanding at lightning speed with endless innovations in the area of mobile applications or NFC technology. From contactless payments and augmented reality to embedded devices and connected cities – mobile technology is changing the landscape. It is obvious and undeniable that impact of mobile on the world is limitless.
While the Mobile World Capital Barcelona remains the host of the event, the actual location has been moved to a state-of-the-art new facility, Fira Gran Via, a little nearer the city’s airport.
MWC 2013 kicks off on 25 February. We’ll be there available for you, if you wish to see us. This can only be done by arranging a meeting through your account manager, calling us on +44 (0)20 8397 2222 or sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is what we can expect to see from the big players of mobile:
Sony has already announced their new flagship model at this year’s CES. Therefore we are pretty sure the media will get a chance to lay their eyes and joy their hands with the new Xperia Z expected to launch this March or even the Xperia Z tablet, that is if we’re lucky.
There’s a rumour flying around the tech world that Samsung will again hold the private event to announce the launch of the S4 like they did last year with the S3. Supposedly it is set to take place in New York this April. According to techradar.com even if Samsung repeats that trick this year and doesn’t show off the Galaxy S4 at MWC, it’s guaranteed to be bringing along plenty of other Android phones.
There’s also a tiny chance we may see something really exciting. Samsung’s working on hardware powered by the new Tizen OS, apparently an Android rival that Samsung claims it’ll be bringing to market some time in 2013. Good luck with that.
According to tech media we may also see a new tablet which will join the Note family, currently made up of the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Note 10.1.
HTC has yet to confirm the successor to the HTC One X ,but details of a 4.7-inch Android mobile called the M7 were leaked back in December, and according to Stuff Magazine MWC would seem to be the likely place for an official reveal.
No doubts that MWC 2013 is going to be absolutely critical for RIM or shall we say the BlackBerry from now on. The company has just launched its BB10 hardware and software at a standalone event, so MWC will be a chance for the masses to have a proper hands-on experience with the new OS and the two phones it’ll initially be running on.
ZTE & Huwei
According to techradar.com MWC 2013 should be another good year for the budget makers. ZTE is one of the representatives of this category and will surely show off their recently launched at CES, XTE Grand S. Huawei has also just announced two “delicious” smartphones at CES in the shape of Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate. One would think the company would rather be likely to elaborate more on these at MWC 2013 than announce many new phones. However, according to CEO Rochard Yu, Huwei may launch two new, more exciting products at MWC 2013.
As you can see from the above MWC will once more be the hot spot for the most exciting mobile devices launches this year.
Sources: stuff.tv, techradar.com, gsma.com, mobileworldcongress.com