With more than 85,000 attendees, it's clear that this year's Mobile World Congress remains the wireless industry's key event. During the show, three notable themes emerged: low-cost smartphones, 5G and how new over-the-top players are offering a series of calling, messaging, movie and even banking services. FierceWireless examines these trends in this Mobile World Congress scorecard report. Read more
Google and Samsung Electronics are prodding Chinese regulators to ensure that once Microsoft's deal for Nokia's handset unit closes they won't be forced to pay higher patent licensing fees, according to a Bloomberg report.
A startup called Mapillary wants to put smartphone users to work enhancing the world's view of streets and other parts of the earth that are not currently viewable on Google's Street View.
BARCELONA, Spain- Jolla, the Finnish handset manufacturer, marked the start of shipments of its first smartphone with its biggest ever presence at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona this week.
There was no shortage of new smartphones announced at this year's Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Mike Dano, executive editor for the Telecom Group for FierceMarkets, counts down the best and worst smartphones of this year's show in the following slide show. Read more
BARCELONA, Spain--There was a surprising number of new phones announced at this year's Mobile World Congress trade show here, including the flagship Galaxy S5 from the world's largest handset maker and the Nokia X Android phone from a company about to be acquired by Windows Phone vendor Microsoft. FierceWireless has a rundown of all the major phone announcements from MWC 2014. Slideshow
U.S. Cellular continued to bleed subscribers in the fourth quarter and also said it would be unable to predict its performance in 2014 at this time. The company cited a number of factors in holding back on providing guidance, including continued churn related to issues with its new billing system.
Worldwide smartphone shipments will slow to 8.3 per cent annual growth in 2017 and 6.2 per cent in 2018, according to latest figures from IDC. This contrasts with 39.2 per cent growth from 2012 to 2013, when smartphone units surpassed 1 billion for the first time.
According to a new report from research firm IDC, Google's Android platform is predicted to maintain the top spot among smartphone platforms this year, with 78.9 percent global market share.
One of the major themes I'm hearing here at the Mobile World Congress trade show is that handset makers across the board are focusing on affordable smartphones.