PageSuite’s MWC Top 3!
Two of our Suitors’ attended Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week to check out the latest technology, devices and industry news. Here are our 3 key takeaways:
- Back to the Future – Nokia announced the re-launch of the iconic Nokia 3310…and yes, it does come with Snake! Renowned for having a long-lasting battery and low cost, the device will appeal to those who aren’t looking to browse the internet or any of the features that we’re so accustomed to with our smartphones. It’s perhaps more likely to be used as a ‘second phone’ by those prone to losing or damaging their expensive smartphones. Its design is very reminiscent of the original device and it most definitely has a nostalgic feel…but is it all a bit gimmicky?!
- VR – Virtual Reality was as big as ever at this year’s event. Samsung launched their latest GearVR headset with software powered by Oculus and demonstrated this on an interactive ‘full body’ simulator for maximum impact. It comes with a VR Controller so that it can also be used in a gaming environment. Alongside this, many smartphone makers launched their own VR headsets and also revealed 4k screens to ensure that users are able to make the most of their VR/smartphone experience. Following Google Cardboard, Google have now released ‘Daydream’, a stronger, more ‘robust’ headset made from a unique material design.
- Speedy Connections – Teased at last year’s show and definitely a major focus this year was 5G wireless connection. Despite the technology not actually existing just yet, many of the leading technology companies were eager to show off their innovations. Samsung, LG, Ericsson and Nokia all revealed news about projects they were working on that utilised 5G technology. Later this year Samsung are set to release a new range of 5G mobile ‘network products’ but it won’t be until 2018 when we really see this superfast connection in action…and we can’t wait!
We’re already looking forward to MWC 2018!