Jolla Wants To Build A Foursquare Phone, A Facebook Phone — Whatever It Takes To Wake Smartphones From Their Android Slumber

Finnish startup Jolla is open for business. That’s the message CEO Marc Dillon was putting out, loud and clear, during two on stage appearances at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona la

Fujitsu’s Senior-Focused Smartphone Is A Thoughtful Use Of Android That Tucks Away Complexity

Fujitsu has taken its time launching smartphones outside its home market. It's best known for slick, slender high end smartphones in Japan but has eschewed the crowded top tier of Europe's smartphone

With “Millions” Of Users In 40+ Countries, European Messaging Startup Yuilop Prepares For U.S. Launch In “One To Two Weeks”

Yuilop, a European free messaging startup which launched back in 2011 and has amassed "millions" of users of its apps, will be launching in the U.S. in the next couple of weeks. Although the startup h

Meet The Entirely E-Ink 3G Smartphone That Could Cost As Little As A Dumbphone

It takes a lot to stand out at a trade show the size of Mobile World Congress. But here’s one device that caught my eye today: an e-ink smartphone. Unlike Yota Phone, the Russian startup that&#

Why Qualcomm Wants To Bring Ultrasound Transmitters To Smartphones And Tablets

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has a track record of pushing new capabilities into its chips faster than its competitors in a bid to carve out a bigger chunk of the market -- and one of its latest acquisit

Orange Throws Its Weight Behind Tizen OS, With Phones Launching In France In Q3 — Other Markets In 2014

All the mobile OS underdogs are coming out to play at this year's Mobile World Congress, rushing in to fill the void left by Google's lack of any Android marketing mania. Now it's Tizen's turn. At an

With Its New Medical Language iPad App, Swiftkey Edges Closer To The iOS Platform

<a target="_blank" href="">Switftkey</a> — the intuitive typing interface for smartphones which has made its way into some Android phones and is reputedly behind the new BlackBer

Skype Competitor Viber Hits 175 Million Users, Up From 140 Million+ In December

Messaging startup Viber, which lets users of most smartphone platforms send free texts, calls and messages via its app, is continuing to ramp up its user-base. Speaking at the Mobile World Congress tr

Call For $30 Smartphones To Connect The Next Wave Of Mobile Users From Emerging Markets

Smartphones have been getting more affordable but to connect the “next billions” of users they need to get more affordable still. Speaking at Mobile World Congress today Manoj Kohli, CEO of carrie

Stop Trying To Make WebOS Happen. It’s Not Going To Happen

We need to face facts: WebOS is dead. Barring the <a target="_blank" href="">unwavering support of t

Remember webOS? LG Acquires webOS From HP, But Only Plans To Use It In Smart TVs

Troubled operating system <a href="">webOS</a> isn't defunct yet. According to <a target="_blank" href="

New Vinson App Offers A Vision of Mobile TV If It Was Crammed Into An iPad

Remember "mobile TV", whatever that was? No we don't either, but that's not about to deter new startup <a target="_blank" href="">Vinson</a> which is launching their their new mobil

Nokia Expands Its Windows Phones To More Price Points With $180 Entry Level Lumia 520 And $330 Mid-Range Lumia 720

Nokia has announced two new Lumia smartphones at its Mobile World Congress press conference – broadening its Windows Phone 8 portfolio to five devices and filling in some of the pricing gaps in the

Huawei Tries To Power Up Its Global Profile With The 1.5GHz Quad-Core Ascend P2

Chinese mobile maker Huawei has confirmed a new addition to its Android family: the Ascend P2. The P2 is the sequel to last year's relatively mid-range P1 but puts more power under the hood -- with a

Huawei Prepares To Unveil Ascend P2 Smartphone — Smaller Screen Sibling To The Ascend D2 Android Phablet?

After unboxing a pair of phablets at CES, Chinese mobile maker Huawei looks to be lining up a new flagship smartphone in its Android-based Ascend P line, ahead of the Mobile World Congress trade show