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Mobile World Congress was bigger than ever this year, says the GSMA

Figures from the GSMA reveal that more than 85,000 delegates, exhibitors, contractors and media representatives attended Mobile World Congress this year, which is a new record for the event.

That total comprises more than 80,000 attendees at the main Fira Gran Via venue plus over 5,000 people visiting associated events at Fira Montjuïc.

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Dr Kevin Curran talks about the future of mobile technology

Podcast - 27th February 2014

Dr Kevin Curran, Reader in Computer Science at the University of Ulster, joined us during Mobile World Congress to offer his well-informed opinion about trends in mobile technology.

We talked about a wide range of topics, including battery life, disposable tablets, wearables, m-health, 4G fragmentation, connected furniture, M2M security, the rise of video and the IEEE.

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BlackBerry promises a new flagship QWERTY smartphone by the end of the year

BlackBerry has revealed details of two new smartphones during Mobile World Congress 2014 this week.

The forthcoming BlackBerry Q20, which is due to become available during the second half of this year, will offer a QWERTY keyboard as well as physical buttons for ‘menu’, ‘back’, ‘send’ and ‘end’. There’ll be a trackpad for navigation as well as a 3.5-inch touchscreen.

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Mobile World Congress 2014: an introduction

Podcast - 25th February 2014

James Rosewell and Mark Bridge report from Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.

In this podcast they talk about all the major mobile manufacturer announcements, including Nokia's new Android-based phones and Sony's newest high-spec devices.

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Global Mobile Awards at Mobile World Congress 2014

This year’s Global Mobile Awards have been revealed at Mobile World Congress today.

These are the 19th annual Global Mobile Awards and were presented by actor and comedian James Corden.

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