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Samsung dominates the conversation at Mobile World Congress, but Nokia was second

Samsung dominates the conversation at Mobile World Congress, but Nokia was second

When it comes to Mobile World Congress, there are always a few big stories that dictate the discussion. Whether they are flagship phones or company mergers or just new tech in general, someone steals the show. For 2014's MWC, that would be Samsung. In research performed by social media listening platform Synthesio, they claim that Samsung was "mentioned 1,246,000 times, or in 44.2% of...

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Microsoft: ‘no surprises’ regarding Nokia X, knew about Android work, okay with it

Microsoft: ‘no surprises’ regarding Nokia X, knew about Android work, okay with it

If there was any question today about what Microsoft thinks about the Nokia X and its Android phone, their public line is that they’re fine with it. During Nokia Developer Day, John Shewchuk, a Microsoft technical fellow responsible for “strategy for cloud platform services”, took to the stage to demonstrate Microsoft services running on the Nokia X, noting that they’re a ‘devices and...

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CEO of BlackBerry hints at BBM going ‘beyond handsets’, maybe going to desktop

CEO of BlackBerry hints at BBM going ‘beyond handsets’, maybe going to desktop

Barcelona, Spain – BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). While not many Windows Phone users are too familiar with the popular and secure messaging service, things will change later this year as a Windows Phone 8 client is launched (probably for 8.1). This morning, BlackBerry held their press conference where the company is certainly far from the grave that some have proclaimed. Indeed, the...

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Attacking from the bottom: why Nokia's Android-powered phones make sense

Attacking from the bottom: why Nokia's Android-powered phones make sense

Today, at the start of Mobile World Congress, Nokia made it official. They are building Android-powered phones . I’m not going to rehash all of the data or walk you through the basics of the phone since that’s already been covered in-depth quite well today. While some at Microsoft may be embarrassed by what Nokia is doing, I can see how it’s a smart move that will help. First, let’s...

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Expect BBM for Windows Phone to feature modern UI design elements and come preloaded on (some) devices

Expect BBM for Windows Phone to feature modern UI design elements and come preloaded on (some) devices

Earlier today at Nokia's Mobile World Congress press event, Stephen Elop announced on stage that BBM will be coming to Lumia devices soon.  BlackBerry followed up shortly after with their own announcement, clarifying that BBM will be coming to the larger manufacturer / brand base of Windows Phones as well as Nokia X devices, and that the rollout of BBM for Windows Phone would occur...

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Live from Mobile World Congress with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg! [Noon EST Feb. 24]

Live from Mobile World Congress with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg! [Noon EST Feb. 24]

Another Monday liveblog from Mobile World Congress is taking place and this time around,  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to give a keynote address.  Zuckerberg is always an interesting one to catch as he's generally a fairly compelling speaker, so this should be good and if nothing else, at least interesting. We don't really expect too much, if any, Facebook news but instead...

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Nokia’s shrewd move with the Nokia X undermines Google, bolsters Microsoft

Nokia’s shrewd move with the Nokia X undermines Google, bolsters Microsoft

Barcelona – Early this morning, Nokia held their highly anticipated press conference here at Mobile World Congress 2014. Anticipated is the word used because while two new and admirable low-end entry phones were introduced – the Asha 230 and Nokia 220 – all eyes were focused on ‘X’. Yes, Nokia has gone Android. But if you think that’s all there is to the story, you may be missing the...

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