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.
Rob Orr - Samsung’s former Vice President of European Telecoms Operations and the temporary ‘head of mobile’ when Simon Stanford left - has been appointed by Virgin Media Business as its new Director of Large Sales.
He’ll report directly to MD Peter Kelly.
Sundar Pichai, senior vice president in charge of Google’s products, has told an audience at Mobile World Congress that the search and advertising business is planning to launch a US-based virtual mobile network.
Rumours have previously suggested Google has been talking to Spring and T-Mobile about a possible partnership.