In-store previews available from 10th April
The Apple Watch, originally announced in September last year, is to go on sale in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the USA from Friday 24th April.
It’s a companion device for customers with an Apple iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
Doro has announced plans to launch a mobile-based DIY care service this summer. It’ll combine social networking with a network of volunteers, ensuring that elderly people can receive assistance even if their friends or family aren’t available.
The service isn’t just for emergency use but is also designed to help when family members need a hand with domestic tasks, such as closing a window or moving a heavy object.
HTC has announced plans to launch its own virtual reality headset this year, with a ‘developer edition’ this Spring and a consumer version by the end of 2015.
Its announcement was made at Mobile World Congress 2015 and involves a partnership with gaming software specialist Valve.
51Degrees and The Away Foundation use WebGL to bring big data to smartphones
Device detection specialist 51Degrees has worked with The Away Foundation to demonstrate the relative popularity of mobile handset manufacturers around the world.
They’ve created an interactive globe that can be viewed from almost any web browser, including smartphones and tablets.
No QWERTY keyboard but a five-inch touchscreen
BlackBerry has announced a new touch-screen smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Called the BlackBerry Leap, it doesn’t have BlackBerry’s familiar QWERTY keyboard but instead relies on a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixel) HD screen.