Mobile World Congress 2012: What To Expect And What Not?

Posted on Feb 14 2012 - 11:48am by CONTRIBUTOR

Editor’s Note: Guest Author Ruchika Shokeen is a technology enthusiast interested in analysing and reporting about different technologies.

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is the combination of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a conference featuring prominent Chief Executives representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world. The event initially named as GSM World Congress and later renamed as the 3GSM World Congress.

Mobile is much more than mere communication device now-a-days. Mobile now serves as our books, health monitors, payment transfer devices, social connectors and tour guides. Mobile technology is embedded in our cars, homes, appliances, governments and utilities. Mobile is enhancing and expanding education and thus, transforming the world. Mobile World Congress 2012 will celebrate the current state of mobile and offer a glimpse into where mobile has the potential to go next.

Mobile World Congress  doesn’t only constitutes exhibitions but  conferences , networking , seeking industry opportunities, making deals, App Planet, the Centre of the Mobile Apps Universe ,  Global Mobile Awards ,  mPowered Brands– where global marketers and agencies increase knowledge of mobile marketing and immediately connect with mobile players to bring their visions to reality.

Acer Pre-planing for its Cloud Mobile

Acer publicized its CloudMobile  Smartphone before the MWC trade show in Barcelona, but did not leaked its basic details so that public  don’t have the information about the phone already .  Expected features in Acer’s CloudMobile smartphone are 4.3-inch HD display, Dolby sound and will be running Android 4.0.

Nokia to launch Lumia 730

Nokia will be heading a press conference on February 27, but details are thin. Forbes recently reported that Nokia will be launching at least one high-end phone at the event, with an “unusual software feature.” Nokia will come out with  another Windows Phone positioned between the Lumia 710 and 800, with  similar specifications as the Lumia 710, and will not sport the ClearBlack Display screen and polycarbonate casing.  The device will come pre-loaded with Windows Phone “Tango”, and include some of Tango’s unique features. The phone will support both LTE and CDMA networks. In addition, the phone will have capacitive buttons at the front, rather than physical buttons like the Lumia 710. It will be slightly larger than the Lumia 710, with a curved back casing. The phone will be including an 8 megapixels camera, with optics similar to the Nokia E7.

Motorola’s first android phone with Intel inside

Intel and Motorola announced a multi-year, mult-device partnership and now both companies are expected to unveil the first device from that deal at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The device features a single-core 1.6GHz Intel Medfield processor and will be running Android 4.0 with Motorola’s custom UI.

Samsung: No Press Conference

Samsung confirmed this morning in an email to PCMag that the smartphone maker will not be hosting a press conference at Mobile World Congress, the wireless industry trade show at the end of February.

The company introduced the Galaxy S II  and  its proprietary OS, Bada, at the show, in the consecutive years 2011 and 2010 which went on to become a best-selling global smartphone. “Samsung is looking forward to introducing and demonstrating exciting new mobile products at Mobile World Congress 2012,” the company said in a statement last week.

Microsoft: Will uncover Tango and Apollo

After Microsoft intense efforts to become a key player in smartphone market for last several months, the company brought out a Windows Phone 7.5 Mango last year. At MWC 2012, the Redmond software giant may uncover its Tango lower-spec OS version and even Apollo, the Windows Phone 8.

The Mobile World Congress 2012 is around the corner and all big brands are expected to be there – a new revolution in the mobile industry can be seen.

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