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Mobile World Congress: Gadgets, Gizmos and Announcements

This week, the biggest international event in mobile took place in Barcelona, Spain. Check out just a few of the announcements and connected gadgets launched at MWC:

  • Samsung had a busy week. Not only was the highly anticipated S6 and S6Edge revealed, with a curve at the edge of the screen, but  Samsung Pay and Samsung Gear Virtual Reality Innovator Edition were also introduced.
  • Smartwatches dominated the event, with Huawei entering the market and new watches from HTC and LG. There was also a hands-on demonstration of the new Pebble Time Steel.
  • Alcatel announced a mid-range Android smartphone, the Idol 3, including a phablet version.
  • Qualcomm showed us its new fingerprinting scanning solution called Sense ID, so powerful that it can recognize dirty and greasy hands.
  • Ericsson reiterated its push toward faster 4G, LTE Broadcast, VoLTE, and plans to explore 5G.
  • HTC unveiled its Virtual Reality headset, Re Vive expected to be available to consumers next year.
  • Bluesmart revealed its new connected carryon, which has a built in scale to weigh itself and comes with a SIM card so you will never lose your luggage again.

Check out more new gadgets from Mobile World Congress Here.