Back at CES 2015 earlier this year, ASUS has not only unveiled Zenfone 2 for the first time to the world but has also brought forward the Zenfone Zoom. Designed for photography in mind, the new device has an uncanny resemblance to the famed Nokia Lumia 1020 which some called as the gold standard in mobile photography due to its 41-megapixels PureView camera.
At MWC 2015, Swedish company myFC has unveiled its latest fuel-cell battery charger for smart devices. Called the JAQ, it is touted as the world’s smallest portable fuel cell charger with a robush body, allowing users to take it along to places where an electrical plug point is not available.
MWC 2015 has also seen Fujitsu unveil its Windows 8.1 Pro ruggedised tablet – the Fujitsu Stylistic V535. The company tries to make the tablet stylish yet being rugged enough to take on different industries and withstand the harshest possible conditions it could possibly go through.
Intel attended the Game Developers Conference this year with a new Broadwell based CPU. A socketed and unlocked 65W desktop processor is on the way, which is good news enough for overclockers everywhere. The microprocessor manufacturer has also equipped this processor with Iris Pro graphics, just because it wants people to mess around with that as well.
It can only be one of those “Only in China” things. On the final day of MWC 2015, while trawling through the smaller exhibition booths I did a double take; literally walking backwards to see if I really was seeing what was in front of me: a Pierre Cardin booth showcasing its smartphones, tablets and yes, even smartwatches.
MSI has announced a range of new motherboards that support USB 3.1, which promises to be substantially faster than the current USB 3.0 standard. In addition to this, the new MSI Z97A Gaming 6 will also be one of the first motherboards to deploy the new reversible USB Type-C connector.
Originally called SoFIA which stands for Smart or Feature phone with Intel Architecture, the new Intel Atom x3 processors were officially launched here at Mobile World Congress 2015 earlier this week. Made for the entry and value segment of the market, devices featuring these new processor will only be ready for consumers later this year but that doesn’t stop Intel from showcasing several reference design smartphones and tablets at its booth in MWC.
Microsoft is set to allow cross buying of games between PC and Xbox One as part of plan to integrate both platforms. The changes are set to come with Windows 10, which is due later this year. There are few titles that take advantage of this now, and it looks like Microsoft will be leading the way with its own games at first.