MWC 2014 Barcelona Preview and Predictions

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GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 at Barcelona, Spain is arguably the biggest showcasing event in the mobile industry.

MWC 2014 brings together most prominent and influential industry executives from the biggest tech companies today, with the view of collaborating and conducting business.

The technology event provides the best forum for mobile industry networking and a perfect environment for developing business opportunities while encouraging deal making among companies.

The GSMA which is the organizer for the event has announced that it MWC 14 is going held from 24 to 27 of February 2014 at Fira Gran via Barcelona and is going to host over 72,000 attendees this year.

The Key theme for the 2014 Mobile world Congress will be "Creating What’s Next"; the event will try to identify the most significant innovations sure to impact the mobile industry technology with the view of providing a better blue print for the future.

MWC 2014 Barcelona Preview and Predictions

MWC 14 is the second biggest technology event of 2014, coming after CES 2014 in January. Keeping with our traditions, like MWC 2013 we are providing MWC 2014 Barcelona highlights, predictions and rumors round up:

MWC 2014 Agenda, Preview and Predictions

Some of the key topics that are expected to be predominantly discussed during the four day event include Business Transformation, Connected Living, Data Analytics developing markets mobile commerce and payments as well as Mobile identity.

The event is expected to provide the platform for showcasing the technologies and products that are expected to shape our lives in the coming years especially in the mobile industry.

Some of the topics that are making waves in the mobile industry include network infrastructure, software development and applications for different purposes.

Mobile World Congress 2014 Keynotes

The event is expected to feature 10 keynote sessions with the epitome of the keynotes being the World Live Keynotes which will be streamed live to hundreds and thousands of people across the globe. Confirmations have already been made on the keynote presentations from the following personals:
  1. Jon Matonis, Executive Director and Board Member, Bitcoin Foundation
  2. John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco
  3. Sirgoo Lee, Co-CEO, Kakao Corp
  4. Michelle Gallen, CEO, Shhmooze
  5. Rich Riley, CEO, Shazam Entertainment
  6. Franco Bernabè, Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia Group and Chairman, GSMA
  7. Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO, Telenor Group
The MWC 2015 next year will also see the introduction of a new segment by GSMA in the name of Powered Industries that comprises a range of specific conferences and exhibits mostly driven in health marketing advertising media and travel industries.

The 15th Mobile World Congress in 2015 will also see the introduction of new featured additional programs that will target specific attendee interests as well as requirements. App Planet will be one of these featured programs that will connect the developer community with the broader mobile ecosystem. Generalitat de Catalunya is the official sponsor of App planet with first supporting sponsors including Samsung.

Mobile World Congress 2014 will also introduce A Forum series that aims at bringing together the biggest industry players in discussing a wide range of topics such as the LTE Forum and Mobile Security Forum.

At MWC 2014 Barcelona, Mobile industry big players are expected to showcase their biggest inventions and innovations for the past year sure to provoke interesting panel discussions. Cutting edge technologies are expected to be unleashed accompanied with technologies expected to shape the mobile industry. Let's have a look at some of the most prominent ones one by one:

MWC 2014: Nokia Lumia Windows Phones

After launching numerous Nokia Lumia Windows Phones, Microsoft Nokia partnership in the form of Windows Phone is finally started increasing its market share slowly from 2% to 3.6% which makes 156% increase, although its still a very low. But to do well against upcoming Apple iOS 8 and Google Android 5.0 Lime Pie, Windows Phone 9 will require to have significant advantages.

After Nokia Lumia 1520 and Lumia 2520 tablet launching, recently Nokia Lumia 1820 and Lumia 2020 tablet releases are being rumored.

There may be more to come from Nokia at MWC 2014 with some new flagship eight inches tablet running new Windows Phone 8.1 Blue having revamped notification system, multitasking options and voice assistant feature.

MWC 2014: Samsung

Rumors of Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date at MWC 2014 are running high. But we expect that Samsung will do it at a separate mega event as it was done for Samsung Galaxy S4 launch in New York.

Instead on Mobile World Congress 14, Korean technology giant appears with Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 inches bigger tablet along with Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet and Samsung Android 4.4 KitKat updates for existing handsets.

There are reports about company launching Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite version. There is a little possibility of hearing about Samsung Tizen OS, Samsung Galaxy GEAR 2 and much anticipated Samsung ATIV Q Release Date, a bigger 13.3 inches tablet with Android and Windows dual-boot abilities. Overall, a huge rush is being expected on MWC 2014 Samsung stall this year!

MWC 2014: Phones

LG, the Samsung's rival from Korea has launched LG Optimus G Pro and affordable LG L series at MWC 2013. The company is rumored to coming up with similar mixture of a high-end banger and a few cheaper phones to appear in 2014 including LG G2 mini handset and LG G3 Release.

HTC has been using Mobile World Congress platform to launch its newest models like htc One X and htc One S release on MWC 2012. There are rumors that the Taiwanese company might come up with htc ONE 2 launch at MWC 2014, the release of htc ONE successor.

Huawei, the Chinese are also not far behind and coming up at MWC 2014 with Huawei Ascend P6s powered by MediaTek Octa-core processor. ZTE, another Chinese company had a great show last year at MWC 2013 with 5.7-inch Grand Memo and the ZTE Open running the Firefox OS.
This year it is coming with 6.44 inches ZTE Nubia Z7 phablet at MWC 2014.

There are also possibilities of some decent phones and tablet updates expected from Sony and Google at Mobile World Congress 2015 event. We'll keep you updated about them, so stay in touch!
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