MWC 2016: Samsung Charm fitness tracking accessory

Samsung Charm

Along with its new flagship Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones this week at Mobile World Congress, Samsung unveiled a number of accessories including a new fitness tracking band called the Samsung Charm. The Samsung Charm comes in two styles, a square and slender rectangle. The former can be paired with a range of bracelets, including leather and metal ones […]

MWC 2016: Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Cybertool watch accessory

Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Cybertool

Victorinox, the company behind the famed Swiss Army knife, last week announced a partnership with Acer that would them collaborate on a range of smart accessories. Today at Mobile World Congress, the two companies unveiled the first of these, the Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Cybertool. The doughnut-shaped device clips onto the watch, giving it smartwatch capabilities. It can then be easily removed when only a casual […]

MWC 2016: Bulgari and Hublot watches to support NFC Mastercard payments

MasterCard logo

MasterCard today at Mobile World Congress announced a partnership with Swiss digital security firm WISeKey that will bring NFC payments to select luxury brand watches and wearables. Bulgari and Hublot have already signed on to use WISeKey’s WIS.WATCH technology and could soon unveil new devices capable of NFC MasterCard transactions. “Our collaboration with WISeKey is a great example of how payments functionality can deliver transformative more […]

MWC 2016: Haier Watch unveiled

Haier Watch

The new flagships smartphones are increasingly having to share the spotlight with wearables. MWC 2016 is no exception with a growing number of companies unveiling their wearable devices during the event. The latest to do so is Haier, a Chinese company better known for appliances. As it promised earlier this month, it unveiled the Haier Watch. Unlike many Chinese manufacturers which […]

MWC 2016: Wireless Sony Xperia Ear

Sony Xperia Ear

It was Sony Mobile’s turn to take to the stage at Mobile World Congress earlier today. Much as its competitors did, it unveiled three new smartphones along with a  fresh take on its Xperia brand which will now include a line of smart products and concepts designed to “understand preferences, activities and behaviour, to provide useful and contextual information.” The Sony Xperia Ear wireless ear-piece […]

MWC 2016: Samsung Pay coming to Canada in 2016

Samsung Pay global expansion

Samsung Pay launched last year in South Korea and the U.S. In the six months that it has been available, some five million registered users have processed over 500 million dollars in transactions. The company is now getting ready to bring its mobile payment platform to at least seven more countries this year. Samsung first announced the expansion on Friday and mentioned […]

MWC 2016: LG 360 VR headset for LG G5

LG 360 VR

As expected, LG today unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G5, at Mobile World Congress. Along with it, LG unveiled a line of accessories, including some that will take advantage of the smartphone’s modular design. Among these is the LG 360 VR headset. Unlike other VR headsets such as the Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR, the LG 360 […]

Samsung Pay global expansion plans to be announced at MWC 2016

Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay is now available in both South Korea and the U.S. Samsung is now getting ready to bring its mobile payment platform to more countries later this year. It has already confirmed plans to deploy it to China in the near future. Business Korea today reports that the company will outline further global expansion plans at its next Samsung Unpacked event on February 21st. It […]