CloudTimes will continue its media partnership with GSMA for the 2014 Mobile World Congress. It will be held 24-27 February 2014 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.

The Mobile World Congress is the cornerstone of the Mobile World Capital, which will be hosted in Barcelona from 2013 to 2018. The [...]

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At a recent Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, the old and obsolete Nokia mobile phone took center stage. A small French firm explained that this type of cellular phone is being used for mobile banking [...]

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The CEOs of Nokia, HTC and Foursquare debated what the future holds for Windows Phone at the MWC Congress today, with all expressing support for the platform – to differing degrees.

“What we’re seeing is a very, very steady growth and adoption,” said Stephen Elop, Nokia’s CEO, who shocked the mobile industry [...]

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Operators will be able to expand into new areas as connected devices become increasingly central to people’s lives – but they need to be agile in order to exploit these opportunities, warns Telefonica Digital director of global partners and devices, Steve Alder.

Alder, who spoke in the ‘Consumer Devices: Riding the Next [...]

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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop this morning provided insight into where the company is focusing its efforts based around local awareness, location services and monetising the ecosystem.

Speaking during Wednesday’s keynote session, Elop said attention on apps with global appeal would be driven by emerging markets to become more locally focused. Location services [...]

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Hans Vestberg, CEO of number one infrastructure vendor Ericsson, used his Mobile World Live keynote tonight to outline the importance of technology in enabling the “networked society.”

In a presentation which was rich with visual concepts of a connected future, Vestberg described progress in the industry in recent years as “mind boggling.” The executive [...]

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Paul Otellini, chief executive of Intel, the world’s largest semiconductor company, chose Mobile World Congress to announce a string of new partnerships for the Medfield platform, aimed at the mobile device market.

In addition to Orange, which unveiled Europe’s first Intel-powered smartphone on Monday using the Atom Z2460 chip, Otellini announced deals [...]

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The CEOs of Bharti Airtel, VimpelCom and Telefónica Latin America have called for the industry to drive down the cost of smartphones to trigger the greater use of mobile data.

Speaking during today’s keynote session, Sunil Mittal, chairman and MD of Bharti Airtel, said that the cost of smartphones must start to [...]

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Google’s Eric Schmidt today called for the technology community to build-out connectivity to the estimated 5 billion of the world’s population who had “never done a Google search” – while at the same time announcing plans to bring the firm’s Chrome and Android units closer together.

In his third [...]

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China Mobile has unveiled plans that will see TD-LTE widely deployed across the country. The company said that over 20,000 TD-LTE base stations will be in operation by the end of this year, growing to 200,000 by 2013.

China Mobile president, Li Yu, said TD-LTE had now moved into a new phase [...]

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Ford Motor Company’s executive chairman Bill Ford has called on the mobile industry to help develop smarter transport systems for the future.

In a special keynote address at MWC tonight, Ford – the great-grandson of legendary founder Henry Ford – outlined the need to develop intelligent vehicles and transport systems and the [...]

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ZTE has expanded on its commitment to the Windows Phone platform and introduced the new ZTE Orbit smartphone.

The ZTE Orbit is based on the latest version of Windows Phone and comes with 4GB of memory, HD Voice, and a 5Mpx autofocus camera with LED flash. It will be available in the [...]

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Sony took the wraps off two new Android smartphones in Barcelona last night – the first major devices from the vendor since it bought out Ericsson and took full control of the handset business. Now simply branded as ‘Sony,’ the Xperia P, Xperia U and the previously-announced Xperia S form part of [...]

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HTC announced its One smartphone portfolio tonight, refreshing its premium line with a trio of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) powered devices. The smartphone vendor is looking to regain some momentum after a tough fourth quarter, as its current handset portfolio shows signs of age.

Fabian Nappenbach, director of Product Marketing, EMEA, [...]

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Tagged Open Web Devices, the intention is to create a phone architecture that relies entirely on web technology, with all of the device capabilities including calling, messaging, browsing and games developed using HTML5 and executed via the Firefox web browser.

The partners are also planning to evolve the HTML5 standard to add [...]

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February 2012 – and Barcelona is becoming the hub of the mobile world again. The Mobile World Congress (MWC) or “Fiesta de los Móviles” like the locals call it will take place from February 27th – March 1st. After the congress moved from Cannes, France to Barcelona in Spain it has [...]

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