Mobile World Congress: 5 Hot Gadgets - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Mobile // Mobile Devices
News
2/22/2014
09:06 AM
Eric Zeman
Eric Zeman
Slideshows

Mobile World Congress: 5 Hot Gadgets

MWC, the premier mobile trade show, will once again show plenty of smartphone goodies for hardware freaks to get excited about.
1 of 7

1 of 7
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
SaneIT
50%
50%
SaneIT,
User Rank: Ninja
2/25/2014 | 8:48:00 AM
Re: Innovation
"The potentail for artiifical intelligence and contextual features is huge." 

After seeing that IBM is offering a Watson in the cloud service I have to agree.  I think we'll start seeing more AI coming to the smart phone arena, maybe not as Watson implementations but as other cloud services with similar capabilities. 

 
GAProgrammer
50%
50%
GAProgrammer,
User Rank: Ninja
2/24/2014 | 4:57:35 PM
Design innovation stifled by Apple?
Look at all the new designs. After Apple argued in court for hours about their curved corners, all the manufacturers have moved away from it and they are now much more square. What a shame too. Just as we moved from boxy to sleek, curved cars, the phone industry was moving that way. Now they are all too scared and have reverted to 2000-era boxiness. Am I the only one seeing this, or the only one mentioning it?

Shame on you Apple. Leading innovation by stifling it is the very thing you accused Microsoft of for years.
AryehF891
50%
50%
AryehF891,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/24/2014 | 6:30:48 AM
Re: Innovation
An other area of innovation is bringing the cloud right onto the phone.   See a tutorial I will be posting on how ot have a cloud on a USB stick in the next few days to http://www.petitecloud.org for an idea of where this can lead (one area being looked at [not for smart phones but no reason not to run their also] is give quizes/exams {in class or take home} with such clouds [either way they are tamper proof])
danielcawrey
50%
50%
danielcawrey,
User Rank: Ninja
2/22/2014 | 9:16:49 PM
Innovation
I think that there is room for a lot of innovation in smartphones. The potentail for artiifical intelligence and contextual features is huge.

Low energy Bluetooth and NFC can bring more functionality to phones as a smart business card or wallet. And curved or flexible phones are an exciting new development I think will prove popular in the marketplace over the next few years. 
Commentary
Get Your Enterprise Ready for 5G
Mary E. Shacklett, Mary E. Shacklett,  1/14/2020
Commentary
Modern App Dev: An Enterprise Guide
Cathleen Gagne, Managing Editor, InformationWeek,  1/5/2020
Slideshows
9 Ways to Improve IT and Operational Efficiencies in 2020
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  1/2/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
The Cloud Gets Ready for the 20's
This IT Trend Report explores how cloud computing is being shaped for the next phase in its maturation. It will help enterprise IT decision makers and business leaders understand some of the key trends reflected emerging cloud concepts and technologies, and in enterprise cloud usage patterns. Get it today!
Slideshows
Flash Poll