Nokia 9 PureView unveiling reveals smartphone with five rear cameras

Nokia 9 PureView - Nokia YouTube

The new Nokia phone is the first to take photos with five cameras. The Nokia 9 PureView was among the highly anticipated smartphones launched during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) tradeshow in Barcelona. HMD Global, the Finish-based company that owns the Nokia brand, showed off the new smartphone, which features no less than five rear cameras – a world first. The phone has been designed with camera enthusiasts in mind. Nokia’s new phone isn’t following the latest foldable phones trend as the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei…

Read More

Li-Fi to bring light speed internet 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

New technology demoed by Oledcomm has shown that online connectivity is about to get much faster. Li-Fi, which stands for “light fidelity” is a new type of wireless internet connection technology that has now been demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress, showing that speeds can be far faster than they currently are over Wi-Fi. The idea is that something as simple as a lamp will be able to boost smartphone web connection speeds 100 times over. Li-Fi will make it possible to move beyond the limitations of Wi-Fi, which relies…

Read More

LG has scrapped its mobile payments launch at the MWC

LG mobile payments

The consumer electronics giant has backed out of launching its LG Pay service, this week. LG Electronics had intended to wow attendees of the Mobile World Congress, this week, by launching its new mobile payments service called LG Pay but, at the last moment, it decided not to unveil the wallet app, after all. The company claims that it decided not to use the MWC to launch its mobile wallet as it had a greater priority. Since LG also intended to use the MWC to place the spotlight on its…

Read More

Samsung unveils new devices that support mobile commerce

samsung pay platform phone mobile commerce

Samsung reveals Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge at the Mobile World Congress After rumors concerning new technology and services being announced by Samsung, the company has unveiled its upcoming devices and initiatives at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The company has introduced its new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. These new devices will be released on April 10 this year, and include major upgrades over previous versions of the Galaxy brand. These two devices are expected to be direct competitors of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.…

Read More

First smartwatch from Huawei unveiled at MWC

huawei smartwatch

The wearable technology will be powered by a Qualcomm 1.2GHz processor with 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM. The Mobile World Congress (MCW) in Barcelona has come with an important announcement from Huawei, which has involved the unveiling of its very first smartwatch and its leap into the world of wearable technology. This represents the first time that the company has put out this kind of device, and it has raised many eyebrows. Reports on the new smartwatch have shown that it will feature an AMOLED touchscreen that will…

Read More

Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones will have metal frames and mobile payments

Samsung galaxy s6

The new devices were unveiled during the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 at the Mobile World Congress. The latest smartphones from Samsung have now been unveiled, including the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge, both of which are going to be equipped with mobile payments technology that will help to keep it in direct competition with Apple. Moreover, it has scrapped its traditional plastic frame in favor of more sleek metal and glass designs. The latest releases from Samsung have also included a premium model, which was a new strategy.…

Read More

Wearable technology could play a role in mobile commerce

smartwatches android wear

PayPal and eBay show support for wearable devices Wearable technology is on the rise, but its ability to displace smartphones and tablets has yet to be seen. Smart watches and other wearable devices have attracted a great deal of attention, but many of these devices lack the features that have become commonplace with most mobile devices. PayPal and eBay are looking to ensure that wearable devices have a place to compete in the future and have taken a step to make these devices capable of participating in the mobile commerce…

Read More

Augmented reality glasses from Sony see a future driven by text

sony smarteyeglasses augmented reality glasses

The SmartEyeglass is the latest wearable technology unveiled by the brand at the MWC. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony tossed in its own version of wearable technology in the form of augmented reality glasses that they are calling SmartEyeglasses and that are still in the form of a concept that hasn’t yet been completed. This category is becoming one of the hottest areas for consumer tech, and it is rapidly gaining in numbers. When it comes to augmented reality glasses, the most well known is more than…

Read More

Wearable technology is PayPal’s new target

Paypal Mobile Payments wearable technology

The online and mobile payments company is now making its first move toward even smaller devices. The skyrocketing popularity of wearable technology cannot be denied, particularly now that these mobile devices have taken the Mobile World Congress by storm and virtually every manufacturer in the industry has either released products within this category or is on the verge of doing so. In response to this massive new trend, PayPal now intends to create a payments app specific to these devices. This move toward wearable technology will notably expand its reach…

Read More

GSMA Group teams with SITEC to promote augmented reality and Mobile Asia Expo

mobile payments partnership deal

Organizations to work together for the benefit of mobile technology The GSMA Group, a conglomerate of mobile network operators that work to establish and maintain standards, has announced that it will partner with the Shanghai International Technology Exchange Center (SITEC) for this year’s Mobile Asia Expo. The event brings together leaders in the mobile technology industry and encourages collaboration and networking while exhibiting some of the latest trends to emerge into the industry. Together, GSMA and SITEC will work to make this year’s event one to remember. During the event,…

Read More

In the wake of the Mobile World Congress, Aurasma continues to make waves in the tech world

Aurasma AR App

The Mobile World Congress has come and gone, but the technology community around the world is still buzzing with what developers showed off during the conference. Like many similar events last year, the star of this year’s show was augmented reality. Acclaimed AR developer Aurasma was able to garner a great deal of attention during the conference by proving the concept that augmented reality could be used anywhere as true. The company showed off the various ways that the technology could be used, none of which relied on lighting, special…

Read More