When Whatsapp first announced on Monday that they would be introducing voice calls to their immensely popular app, we predicted that mobile telecommunication providers across the globe would become very worried with how this development would effect them. It didn’t take long for Singtel to fire off the first shots to protect their interests.
Apart from announcing new partners and features for Windows Phone, Microsoft was also on stage at its media conference in Mobile World Congress 2014 to talk about Windows 8. The company then announced a new update for Windows 8.1 that will be released to customers this spring.
The latest Google Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 5, has a high chance of not making its way to Malaysia – at least not officially. Hence when we spotted the Nexus 5 on display at Sandisk’s MWC 2014 booth, out came the camera for a quick hands on session, on top of a comparison with the old Nexus 4.
NVIDIA’s booth at this year’s Mobile World Congress is largely meant to promote its range of new mobile processors, such as the Tegra K1, the company’s latest mobile processor. However, among the many reference tablets scattered around the booth, NVIDIA also had one surprise in store for those looking around: its Shield handheld gaming console.
Time to give your streetwear dealers a call…especially if you are into the well-known brand from New York, Supreme. The world famous streetwear brand who is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year has listed down a variety of products for the Spring/Summer 2014 season which include this special version of Jawbone Big Jambox.
Now that we’ve seen some of the more mainstream smartphones in the market – Sony Xperia Z2, Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G Pro 2, how many of you think that they all look pretty much the same as the previous generation flagship? You’re not alone, sadly, it has become a habit for manufacturers to retain the same design when introducing new phones, what’s new lies beneath their display so let us help you out in identifying the differences.
At LG’s MWC 2014 booth, the company is also showcasing the new LG G Pro 2, its latest flagship phablet. Building on its success with its flagship G2, the G Pro 2 now features a similar design language with its smaller-sized flagship, with all physical buttons moved to the back of the device.
It’s a rare occurrence that in this day and age where people are obsessed over the latest and greatest devices a manufacturer has to offer that we would be as enthralled with an entry level Android Smartphone such as the Acer Liquid Z3s. The Z3s doesn’t have the huge Super Ultra AMOLED Plus HD screens or even the crazy high MP cameras of the modern flagship, but what it does have is the humility and foresight to know its place and do its job exceptionally well.
One is known for its family of blazingly fast hyper-cars while the other is known for its line-up of gaming peripherals and both apparently share the same love for perfection in design as well as engineering. Hence, it is not surprising that they have an affinity for each other and have since decided to embark on a long-term partnership. Who are these two companies, you asked?
Well, they are Koenigsegg and Razer. To signify this new partnership, they have decided to come out with a special edition Koenigsegg Razer Blade Gaming Laptop which will made its debut at Geneva Motor Show 2014 next month.
It looks like all the mobile messaging apps wants to start offering voice calling services. Just two days ago, WhatsApp made an announcement in MWC 2014 saying that they will bring voice call services later this year and now, it’s Line’s turn. The Japanese company, Line Corporation, recently announced that they will be bringing voice call service to their popular mobile messaging app and no, it’s not like the existing calls capability that only allows Line users to call fellow Line users.
Motorola is leaping onto the smartwatch bandwagon and is preparing to return with a wearable device of its own later this year. The news was broken during a panel discussion at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s not entirely an official announcement, but it did come from senior vice president Rick Osterloh.
Sony’s handsome Xperia Z1, one of our favourite Android smartphones of 2013, has just been given a sweet refresh. While the new Xperia Z2 does appear to be somewhat of an incremental update from the Z1, the Xperia Z2 builds on what was already good on the Z1 and fixes many of the flaws from 2013’s flagship.