Lenovo at Mobile World Congress 2014

Lenovo at Mobile World Congress 2014
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Derrick Koh who is the Head of Communications for Lenovo in Asia Pacific drop me a message on Facebook and ask me whether I am free to attend the Lenovo’s booth media tour. Since I am available, I pop by the Lenovo booth together with Jason Goh.

We previewed some of the new phones like the Lenovo S860, Lenovo S850, Lenovo S660 and a new tablet which is the Lenovo Tablet HD+.

With Nokia Connects at Mobile World Congress 2014 – Part 3

With Nokia Connects at Mobile World Congress 2014 – Part 3
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Tuesday, 25th February 2014
The day started with breakfast and then a 30 minute talk by Dean Patrick, Nokia Entertainment Evangelist, on Nokia Mix Radio.

We proceed on to MWC later for two blogger session with Dirk Didascalou, SVP Mobile Phones R&D at Nokia and Stefan Pannenbecker, VP Industrial Design at Nokia.

With Nokia Connects at Mobile World Congress 2014 – Part 2

With Nokia Connects at Mobile World Congress 2014 – Part 2
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Monday, 24th February 2014
Woke up at 6am because we have to be at the venue by 7.30am to get good seats. The press conference starts at 8am.

Nokia only announce 5 new devices for MWC 2014 and these devices are catered the lower end market, Nokia X, Nokia X+, Nokia XL, Nokia 220 & Nokia Asha 230.

With Nokia Connects at Mobile World Congress 2014 – Part 1

With Nokia Connects at Mobile World Congress 2014 – Part 1
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Thanks to Nokia Connects (@Nokia_Connects) for the invite to Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014! This is my third trip to such a big event with Nokia Connects. The first was Nokia World 2011 in London and the second was Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.

Our itinerary for this year MWC was shorter by a day. Despite it being shorter by a day, I find this year trip is more relaxing! We flew in on Sunday, 23rd February 2014 and flew back on Wednesday, 26th February 2014.

Nokia 220 & Nokia Asha 230

Nokia 220 & Nokia Asha 230
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Apart from the three Nokia Android phones, Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL, being announced, Nokia also announced the Nokia 220 and the Nokia Asha 230.

Both the Nokia 220 and Nokia Asha 230 will be available in single or dual SIM version.
Nokia 220
The Nokia 220/Nokia 220 (Dual SIM) will be retailing for €29 (~S$51) immediately.

Nokia First Android Phones: Nokia X, Nokia X+ & Nokia XL

Nokia First Android Phones: Nokia X, Nokia X+ & Nokia XL
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Nokia has launched their first family of phones running on Android (sort of) at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014.

The reason why I say “Android (sort of)” is because there is no Google Play services in the Nokia X family of phones, instead it is been replaced by Microsoft Services.

Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Nokia Lumia 900
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The Nokia Lumia 900 was announced back in CES 2012 which supports LTE and exclusive to AT&T. During Mobile World Congress 2012, Nokia announced that the Nokia Lumia 900 will also be available in a HSDPA+ Dual Carrier (DC-HSPA) variant, for high speed data connection (42Mbps download) in countries where LTE is not available (like Singapore).

It seems that for the upload part, we are still stick with HSUPA instead of HSUPA+ Dual Carrier (DC-HSUPA) as it has not been completed.

Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Nokia Lumia 610

Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Nokia Lumia 610
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Nokia Lumia 610 is the only new Lumia phone announced at MWC 2012 (Nokia Lumia 900 was announced at CES 2012). It is announced in conjunction with Microsoft’s strategy of lowering the minium hardware requirements and hence the cost of Windows Phone to consumers.

Windows Phone OS now supports a lower cost processor, the Qualcomm 7x27a “system on a chip” running at 600MHz with reduced memory of at least 256MB and hence making it more affordable to emerging markets.