Mobile World Congress 2014 saw renewed activity from handset makers. While in past years a decreasing numbers of handsets would be announced at the show, this year saw more new devices launched in connection with the event.
The biggest announcement, arguably, was that of Samsung’s Galaxy S5. Unlike recent years, Samsung decided to launch its flagship at the event, not at a separate event later on in the year. While companies like Sony, Huawei, ZTE, Alcatel OneTouch and others chose to share the stage with Samsung in terms of competing for media attention on the first few days of the Congress, HTC and LG took slightly different approaches.
Sr Research Analyst, Smartphone
Gerrit Schneemann has been following the location based services and applications market for the last six years. As part of the Portables & LBS service, he has followed the rise and decline of the portable navigation device (PND) market and is now focusing on how location has become an integral part of the mobile value chain.