Are you ready?
Mark Bridge writes:
Some companies have saved their big announcements for the week of Mobile World Congress. Samsung and Nokia, for example. Others have issued a press release in advance.
Mozilla has announced a new dual-core Firefox OS reference phone for mobile developers.
The Firefox OS Flame smartphone, which has a 4.5-inch screen and a 5 megapixel camera, is designed to help developers create and test new applications.
Huawei has revealed five new products in advance of Mobile World Congress 2014, which opens in Barcelona tomorrow.
Rumours of a ‘smartwatch’ were rewarded with the appearance of the Huawei TalkBand. This has the form factor of a flexible fitness tracker but also incorporates a removable Bluetooth headset with a built-in OLED display.
Alcatel OneTouch has announced what it describes as “the first wearable smartphone for music and fitness fans”.
The Pop Fit is a dual-core Android device that is designed to be worn with an armband.
Microsoft says it’s now working with nine new hardware partners on Windows Phone devices: Foxconn, Gionee, Lava/Xolo, Lenovo, LG, Longcheer, JSR, Karbonn and ZTE.
These will join the four current partners, which are HTC, Huawei, Nokia and Samsung.