MWC 2014

MWC 2014: Samsung unveils octa-core Exynos 5422 and hexa-core Exynos 5260 processors

Samsung Exynos 5422

Samsung is not quite done with Mobile World Congress yet. The Korean company today unveiled two new mobile processors, the octa-core Exynos 5422 and hexa-core Exynos 5260. The Exynos 5422 is based on a big.LITTLE architecture with four ARM Cortex-A15 cores that can be clocked up to 2.1GHz and four ARM Cortex-A7 cores that can run up to 1.5GHz. Support […]

MWC 2014: HP Slate6 VoiceTab and HP Slate7 VoiceTab coming to Europe

HP Slate6 VoiceTab

Hewlett-Packard first unveiled its Voice Tablets, the HP Slate6 VoiceTab and HP Slate7 VoiceTab, in mid-January. Its plan at the time was to launch them in India in February and the company remained coy about plans for other markets, promising only “to do more in the coming months.” It is getting ready to make good on that promise by revealing […]

Poll: The most interesting smartphone at MWC 2014

Mobile World Congress

Most if not all of the big Mobile World Congress announcements are now behind us. As befits an event bearing such name, a not-so-small number of new smartphones were unveiled. In our latest poll, we want to know which one really caught your attention. Was it the Nokia X which saw Nokia give Android a Windows Phone makeover, the Xperia […]

MWC 2014: Motorola to launch smartwatch later this year

Motorola MWC 2014 event invitation

Motorola today held a small event at Mobile World Congress. As expected, no devices were announced but a number of interesting details were still revealed. In attendance were Rick Osterloh, Motorola’s senior vice president for Product Marketing & moto-maker, Steve Horowitz, senior vice president for Software and Mark Randall, senior vice president for supply chain. Osterloh confirmed that Motorola was […]

MWC 2014: Octa-core Samsung Galaxy S5 still in the works?

Samsung Galaxy S5 in blue

Despite a number of rumours pointing to an octa-core Samsung Galaxy S5 variant, yesterday’s announcement was strictly a quad-core affair. The only processor announced is a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 supported by 2GB of RAM. Notably absent yesterday were not only the rumoured octa-core Samsung Exynos processor but any model sporting 3GB of RAM or a WQHD (2560×1440) display. Following […]

MWC 2014: Kazam unveils mid-range Kazam Tornado 2

Kazam Tornado 2 5.5

Kazam, the young smartphone company founded by two former HTC executives, just announced a refresh of its smartphone line, including its first LTE smartphone. At Mobile World Congress, it went further and unveiled the Kazam Tornado 2. It will be available with both a 5- and a 5.5-inch display and come with the 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 SoC. The devices […]

MWC 2014: BlackBerry Q20 to bring back “full classic QWERTY experience”


The all-touch BlackBerry Z3 was not the only smartphone BlackBerry announced today. It also unveiled the BlackBerry Q20 (or the BlackBerry Classic as CEO John Chen refers to it), its latest QWERTY keyboard smartphone. With BlackBerry’s new found focus on QWERTY keyboards, the BlackBerry Q20 also brings back the classic function keys, ‘Menu,’ ‘Back,’ ‘Send’ and ‘End,’ and trackpad found […]