MWC Archive

Podcast 131 – MWC Deconstructed

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this week were Ian, James and John. This weeks topics revolved around MWC, our favourite things that we saw last week, our general thoughts on the big name devices from the likes of Samsung, HTC and Sony

MWC – My favourite three devices (Leigh)

Back in the day I used to go out to Mobile World Congress on my own. Then it was held in Wolverhampton and there was me and a bloke from Nokia standing around a market stall. * This year there was several of us descending on the

MWC – My top 3 things (Garry)

So with MWC 15 having drawn to a close last Thursday, I have recovered enough to get my thought rallied into some sort of order. I want to have a look back and have a think about my top 3 things that I saw at Congress. The

MWC – My top 3 things (James)

2015 was my first year of attending MWC. I really had no idea what to expect, Leigh and Dan have spent years going and covering a huge range of devices. This year was going to be no different, Garry, Leigh and I all arrived on the Saturday

MWC – A look at the ZTE smartwatches

Around the side of the ZTE stand there were some ordinary-looking watches. I only say “ordinary” in the sense that they didn’t immediately scream “smartwatch” at me. They were neither chunky or “techy” in appearance and the design was both understated and stylish. None of these are

MWC – Nobody puts ZTE in the corner

ZTE have a huge presence at Mobile World Congress this year. Get around the pretty ladies up front and there’s another huge area, then another. Meetings and demonstrations are taking place in the offices behind the stand, and that’s where we got to meet Waiman Lam from

Cellhire offer a roaming solution for your holiday

We’ve just got back from a week in Spain, you may have noticed our coverage of MWC in Barcelona. Our coverage was made easier thanks to Cellhire, who lent us a Huawei MiFi unit with a data SIM and some Spanish data.   Cellhire offer a range

MWC – Piper NV Home Automation

One of the most intriguing things I came across at MWC was Piper NV, Piper NV is a product from icontrol Networks in the US, it basically is a network attached device that allows you to create a home automation or home security system to suit your

MWC – YEZZ and their Windows Phones

A lot of buzz surrounded YEZZ this week, mainly because they were discussing and displaying Project ARA components on their stand, but for me I knew they have a range of Windows Phones and I thought I’d have a play. On their display they had their existing

MWC – Metaio – Augmented Reality continues to amaze

We’ve seen AR before. Displaying images over the a live image that your phone is seeing. It’s all very cool. However, things have moved on a little since then and Metaio look to be pushing things on pretty quickly. Already they have companies like IKEA using their

MWC – Kyocera. A talk about the TORQUE (KC-S701)

I went to meet the lovely people at Kyocera, who I’ve only previously known for their printers, about their phones. To be honest I was surprised. This is a company that have been in existence since 1959 and have 70,000 employees and they have been profitable every

MWC – Hands on with the Nokia N1 Tablet

So today we finally managed to track down the elusive Nokia N1 after searching for it for days James managed to find one and snap some close up shots. Immediately after he told me I was up out  of my chair like a greased whippet and went

MWC – MadCatz

Are you a gamer on mobile devices? Do you get frustrated with having fiddly controls on the phone? If you have answered yes to either of these questions then you may want to point your browser to Madcatz. They have got some really good-looking gaming controllers which

MWC – KAZAM, 21 month report.

I’m from the UK, so a local company operating in the mobile space is always going to be on my radar. KAZAM are definitely on that list, and we first mentioned them way back in June 2013. They launched a few days earlier, at the start of

MWC – IKEA build wireless charging into your furniture

Think IKEA and you think of a weekend spent touring the store, navigating other couples who are as equally stressed, annoyed and argumentative as you and your wife or girlfriend are. You’ve probably experienced the 14 mile walk around the predefined pathway around the store. You may

MWC – Ford looking to solve your city transport problems

In London our underground system works very well considering the age and complexity of it. People commute in and out of the city and leave their cars in expensive car-parks or, if you run a business servicing the city, you have to try and get your big

MWC – Dell and their Skinny tablet

Dell are here at MWC 2015 and whilst some of you may be thinking that it is odd for this to be case it isn’t really. The reason why it is not that odd is that although they are currently not making phone hardware, Dell still have

MWC – Sandisk release new memory solutions

We went to visit Sandisk today and during our time on the stand we came across a few devices that were really interesting. So lets get into them. First up we have the real unexpected surprise a 200gb Ultra microSDXC, which is worlds highest capacity MicroSD card.

MWC – Valedo Therapy wearables

While I was down seeing the shiny shiny tech at Lenovo yesterday I encountered something that looked like it had been made with me in mind. I will need to give you a bit of a story to explain this so here goes. Back when I was