As I started packing for MWC 2015, which will take place next week in Barcelona, it got me thinking about what will be the main trends at the show this year.
A year ago, MWC 2014 was really amazing. A lot of attention was focused on Facebook following their keynote address and announcements on their “Internet for Everyone” concept, which plans to connect 5 billion people to the web by through their Internet.org project. Their early discussions on WhatsApp voice support (first real competition to Skype?) also drew interest. Most of the major consumer brands announced their new wearable and IoT devices (from a connected toothbrush to smartwatch!). Huge Tablets, five-inch screen mobiles on the one hand and very cheap smartphones on the other, were widely discussed (huge potential in emerging markets). And mobile advertisements (mostly in the App Planet hall) were not neglected.
What should we expect to see and hear in MWC 2015? Many questions are still open… we will need to wait until end of next week..
Will we learn of new mobile devices? Of course we will. We expect to hear announcements from Samsung (Galaxy S6), HTC (One M9?) and LG (G4 – too soon?). What about Sony?
Smart watches? (Samsung code name “Orbis”? LG G watch? Something new from Motorola? Will we see HTC entering this hot market as well?)
What do you think will be the hottest announcement in MWC 2015? I promise to post soon after the event with my observations.
One thing is for sure, though. AudioCodes will be making some very interesting announcements concerning its VocaNOM solution. Designed to make enterprise contacts always live and accessible, VocaNOM is an innovative cloud-driven mobile app that allows simple voice dialing by just saying the name of the contact. Whether at office, while driving or even abroad, VocaNOM improves productivity and makes phone communication easy like never before!
Are you going to be at MWC 2015? If so, I’d love to meet you. Enjoy the show!
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