MWC 2017: retro smartphones & versatile tablets

The Mobile World Congress, an exhibition dedicated to smartphones, tablets and IoT closed in Barcelona after 4 days of announcements galore. Manufacturers unveiled their next flagships in the smartphones sector, and today we take a look at the viral Nokia 3310 and announcements in the tablet sector Among the numerous announcements of the 2017 MWC exhibition in Barcelona, were a return of vintage trends and new tablets which also drew attention. The new 2017 Nokia 3310 As the real star of the exhibition, for four days the infamous Nokia 3310 drew the attention of all the journalists on its...

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Apple, Samsung, Microsoft: the hottest #smartphones and #tablets in 2016

  What will be your mobile device of choice next year? Once again emedia is here to help you make this ever-difficult choice. On the tablet and hybrid market, it’s a contest between the iPad Pro and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4. The iPhone, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Plus, meanwhile, are still the must-have smartphones. Alternatively, if you want to move away from the market leaders, BlackBerry’s new flagship, the Priv, has been getting decent reviews… Tablet or hybrid: the iPad Pro and the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 battle it out Choosing between these two models (pictured above) is something...

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Apple, IBM, Samsung, Microsoft and Google: big ambitions in #healthcare

From cloud platforms for centralising medical data to ultra-connected medical equipment and even processing DNA, the digital giants are innovating in healthcare. The long-awaited Apple Watch finally came on the market in April, and has a range of dedicated sport and health-tracking apps. The connected watch has its own fitness tracker and a number of other versions are available on App Store, such as Strava, Nike+ Running and Runtastic. Apple Watch and HealthKit The Apple Watch is also equipped with a sensor that detects the user’s heartbeats; a number of specific apps such as Mayo Clinic Synthesis, an app...

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The phablet reigns supreme at #MWC

The Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona this Monday 2 March. Announcements have already been made however. Samsung, HTC, Alcatel One Touch, to name but a few, have unveiled their new big-screen smartphones. These phablets will be in strong competition with tablets featuring screens measuring between 5 and 7 inches. Here is a recap of the main trends in the mobile market in 2014. Samsung was one of the first to concentrate on the virtues of giant smartphones with its devices: notably the Galaxy Note or A7. We learned about the features of the brand’s latest devices at...

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Mobility: the Best of this year’s Mobile World Congress

Although lacking in “wow” factor in terms of innovation, this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona showcased the Blackphone, ultra-secure smartphones, the Galaxy S5, Samsung’s new flagship device, Nokias running Android, BlackBerry’s rather low-key comeback, the biggest (7 inches), lightest smartphone from Huawei, devices with the Firefox mobile OS and wearables agogo. And as 4G is gradually rolled out, there was already talk at MWC 2014 of 5G making its appearance by 2020! Blackphone: an Android phone that puts privacy first By Aaron Souppouris This is Blackphone. It's a smartphone born out of a growing desire for privacy, as months of...

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