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BlackBerry introduces Leap touchscreen device, promises dual-curved phone with sliding keyboard

BARCELONA, Spain--BlackBerry introduced a new touchscreen device and promised to release a new phone later this year with a dual-curved screen and slideout keyboard.  

HTC, Huawei, Microsoft and BlackBerry among device makers making waves at MWC 2015

BARCELONA, Spain--Mobile World Congress kicked off with a bang this year, with a plethora of device announcements. Dozens of OEMs are on hand to offer their wares and meet with carriers. Here is a small sampling of some of the high-profile device launches thus far at the conference.

Qualcomm teases Snapdragon 820, announces new fingerprint, 'cognitive computing' technologies

BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm, the world's biggest supplier of processors for smartphones, offered a glimpse at the features of its next-generation flagship processor, the Snapdragon 820. The company also announced two major new products, an ultrasonic-based fingerprint-scanning technology and a "cognitive computing" platform the company said will give users' phones the ability to learn.

Samsung kicks off MWC device announcements

BARCELONA, Spain--Samsung got the ball rolling on Mobile World Congress device announcements, unveiling the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on the eve of the event, here.

Orange outlines ultra low-cost mobile data plan for MEA

BARCELONA, Spain--Orange detailed plans to deploy a $40 (€35) smartphone package in 13 markets in Africa and the Middle East, as the operator seeks to expand mobile Internet access and usage in the region

BlackBerry to bring productivity and security software to Android, iOS and Windows

BARCELONA, Spain--BlackBerry is going to flesh out its future device strategy tomorrow here at Mobile World Congress, but in the meantime the company is offering more of its core software and services to larger smartphone platforms, including Google's Android, Apple's iOS and Microsoft's Windows.

Microsoft to release flagship Windows 10 phone later this year, unveils mid-range Lumia 640 and 640 XL in meantime

BARCELONA, Spain--Microsoft reiterated that it will release at least one flagship Windows phone when it rolls out Windows 10 later this year, even as the company unveiled new mid-range Windows smartphones, the Lumia 640 and 640 XL, here at Mobile World Congress.

Mozilla partners with Verizon to bring Firefox OS to the U.S.

BARCELONA, Spain--Mozilla is teaming with major operators like Verizon Wireless to bring Firefox OS devices to developed countries where it currently has very little traction. The first Firefox OS phones sold by Verizon will likely hit the U.S. market in 2016.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sport new design and new payment system

BARCELONA, Spain--Samsung Electronics unveiled the next versions of its flagship line of smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, with high hopes that these devices will be a bigger hit than their predecessor, the S5.  The two smartphones are dramatically different from the plastic-backed progenitors of the Galaxy S family because they have metal bodies.

HTC debuts One M9, Grip fitness tracker and enters virtual reality market

BARCELONA, Spain--As expected, HTC debuted its new flagship smartphone, the One M9, which will available in mid-March from  AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile US and Sprint. The company also revealed  a new fitness tracker geared toward serious athletes and surprisingly announced its entrance into the virtual reality market with a VR headset.