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What to expect from Mobile World Congress 2019

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: 2019 just might be the year that smartphones get fun again. After years of similar form factors and slight upgrades, the mobile industry’s back is aga

Huawei’s folding phone debuts this month

Huawei mobile chief Richard Yu has already made mention of the company’s upcoming foldable phone amid talks of smartphone world domination. This morning, however, we caught our first glimpse of the

Rules to rein in ride-hailing apps coming to Barcelona

Catalonia’s regional government in Spain has agreed new rules to regulate the vehicle for hire (VTCs) sector that will require ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Cabify to substantially cha

LG hints at gesture interface for smartphone flagship next month

LG has put out a gesture-heavy hint ahead of the annual unveiling of new smartphone hardware at the world’s biggest mobile confab, Mobile World Congress, which kicks off in a month’s time.

Asus’ Zenfone 5 is the king of the MWC iPhone X knockoffs

Sure, Apple didn’t have any sort of official presence at this year’s MWC, but this was the week the iPhone X really came into its own. The company’s premium flagship was everywhere in spirit, th

Chinese smartphone maker Doogee shows off its vision for the smartphone camera


Doogee’s Mobile World Congress press conference is mostly what you’d expect from a company you’ve never heard of: small, low key, in the second basement meeting room at a hotel across from the c

Samsung’s DeX docking station gets revamped, turning a smartphone into a trackpad

If you were having any doubts about Samsung’s commitment to its DeX, consider them assuaged. The company introduced its smartphone docking hardware with the Galaxy S8 and has talked up a new version

The Samsung Galaxy S9 arrives March 16, starting at $720

Samsung didn’t leave too much up to the imagination at MWC this year. The hardware giant took a little wind out of its own sails back at CES when it announced it would be launching its latest flagsh

Watch Samsung’s MWC conference live right here

Samsung’s press conference at MWC in Barcelona is happening today. The conference starts at 6 PM CET (5 PM GMT, 12 PM EST, 9 AM PST). You can also check out our liveblog to get our commentary on Sam

Watch HMD unveil Nokia phones live right here

HMD is holding a press conference at MWC in Barcelona to showcase some Nokia-branded phones. The conference starts at 4:00 PM CET (3:00 PM GMT, 10:00 AM EST). HMD licenses the Nokia brand so that the

This is the Samsung Galaxy S9 launch video

And this year is all about business. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 is going to be announced tomorrow at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Slashleaks shared the official promo video for the Samsung’s

Archos announces a cryptocurrency hardware wallet (yes, Archos)

Remember Archos? Yes, that Archos, the company that made portable multimedia players (PMPs) with below average touch screen ten years ago. The company is still around, selling cheap Android phones, ch

What to expect from Samsung’s next Galaxy flagships

It's that time of year again. Samsung is getting ready to unpack some shiny new high end smartphones at the world's biggest mobile confab. And Android fans are getting ready to cheer...

Will the Galaxy S8 let Samsung put the Note 7 behind it for good?

<a target="_blank" href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2017/02/28/this-is-the-samsung-galaxy-s8/">This is the Samsung Galaxy S8. Sure, it’s still a couple of weeks until we get the s

Weekly Roundup: Snap’s soaring public debut, major AWS outage

Snap debuts as a public company in soaring IPO, AWS suffers major outage and Nokia is reviving Snake. These are the top tech headlines of the week explained.

What MWC 2017 tells us about the state of the mobile industry

Mobile World Congress is more than just a product showcase. The event is a handy snapshot for the current state of the smartphone industry, and as with CES, the show’s beginning of the year slot is

Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa clash at Mobile World Congress

When Google launched Home at I/O back in May, the software giant was clearly gunning for Amazon Echo. In 2017, however, it’s Amazon that’s begun elbowing in on Google’s territory. At CES, Hu

Intel hopes 5G will breathe new life into its smartphone business

Intel lost the last battle for smartphones. In May, the company quietly announced that it was canceling plans for its Broxton mobile processor, effectively acknowledging that it couldn't compete with

The promise of 5G is still years away

Tech companies are terrible at tempering expectations. Really, really bad. Take last month, when Qualcomm CEO Stephen Mollenkopf told the audience at his CES keynote, "5G will have an impact similar t

Carriers banking on cars to drive 5G, rev up a new growth engine

Wander the flashy hall 3, where smartphone makers have traditionally bagged most of the prime carpet-space to show off their latest glass slabs, and you'll find a sprawling Ford booth and a slew of pa
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