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Three More Things You Must See at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013

by Neil Mawston | 2月 14, 2013

Our Wireless Device Strategies (WDS) team recently blogged about Three Things You Must See at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain, between Sunday 24th and Thursday 28th February, 2013.

Here are three more major trends you must see at this year's MWC:

1. LTE-Advanced. Standard LTE (4G) is fast becoming "old hat". LTE-Advanced (4.5G) is where the next boom lies. And it will be here sooner than you think. We recommend visiting the Ericsson or Qualcomm stands, where I believe they will have LTE-Advanced demos for phones, chipsets or networks.

2. Microsoft tablets. It is no secret that Microsoft W8 tablets have struggled to take off so far. Pricing, distribution and design issues are inhibiting their growth. But Microsoft is in it for the long game. The US giant has deep pockets and it will not give up. Are we going to see a new Microsoft tablet from a certain Scandinavian hardware vendor?

3. Mobile Accessories. Smart phones and smart tablets will increasingly be sold with smart accessories. Operators and device makers want to create fresh revenue streams with Bluetooth headphones, Bluetooth watches, protector-cases, and many other types of add-on products. We recommend visiting stands from Plantronics or Samsung.

If you would like to meet with our mobile devices analysts at MWC, for briefings or analysis or media interviews, please send us a message via this link at our website. We look forward to seeing you in sunny Barcelona.

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