10 Mobile Devices Likely to Debut at MWC 2014 in Barcelona

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2014-02-14 Print this article Print

Mobile World Congress will kick off Feb. 24 in Barcelona, Spain. The event, put on by the GSM Association, is easily one of the most important of the year for handset makers. It's steadily assuming the mantle as the top mobile news-making event that the Consumer Electronics Show had previously held. MWC is the beneficiary of the growing importance of mobile technology around the world. As a result, many rumors have been circulating on the Web for the past several weeks about what products are likely to debut at MWC. Just about every major mobile firm, with the exception of Apple, is expected to show off something interesting at the show. As in previous years, Apple is not expected to have a significant presence at the show as it prefers to hold the spotlight at its own exclusive events closer to home. But despite Apple's absence, the current crop of product introduction rumors indicates that MWC 2014 is shaping up to be one fun ride when it kicks off during the last week of February. Take a look at this eWEEK slide show to find out what to expect from Mobile World Congress. Some of the items might just surprise you.

  • 10 Mobile Devices Likely to Debut at MWC 2014 in Barcelona

    by Don Reisinger
    1 - 10 Mobile Devices Likely to Debut at MWC 2014 in Barcelona
  • New Nokia Lumias

    This one might not come as a shocker, but Nokia will be showing off both new smartphones and tablets at Mobile World Congress. According to some reports, the company's slate will feature Windows 8.1 Blue. A new smartphone, believed to be named the Lumia 1820, could be the company's flagship handset for 2014.
    2 - New Nokia Lumias
  • Nokia Android Smartphone Rumors Keep Circulating

    Several credible rumors have hinted that Nokia, despite the fact that it will soon be owned by Microsoft, is planning to launch a cheap Android-based device. The handset will reportedly come with a Windows Phone 8 look, but in fact be running Android. It's currently known as the Nokia Normandy or Nokia X, and might turn out to be a no-show. But the sheer number of rumors suggests that such a device could actually appear.
    3 - Nokia Android Smartphone Rumors Keep Circulating
  • Samsung Galaxy S 5

    Samsung is planning to hold its own special event before Mobile World Congress to show off its Galaxy S 5. Still, the company is planning on allowing reporters to get their hands on the device at the show. Samsung is also reportedly working on some tablets to show off at MWC.
    4 - Samsung Galaxy S 5
  • HTC One 2

    It's no surprise that HTC will use MWC as the venue to unveil its next flagship handset, the HTC One 2. Rumors have suggested that the device will come with a 5-inch-plus screen, high-end specs and run Android. All that seems plausible and could be a make-or-break device for the ailing HTC.
    5 - HTC One 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

    Samsung has already confirmed that a new Galaxy Note, known as the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, will be coming soon to store shelves. And although the company hasn't shared exact details on the device, it's believed that the company will bring it to MWC. As one might expect, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo will come with support for Samsung's digital pen technology.
    6 - Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
  • Sony One Flagship Handset Expected to Appear

    One of the key components in Sony's "One Sony" initiative is mobile. And over the last several months, the rumor mill has churned out report after report saying that Sony is working on a flagship handset that will come with a big screen, high-end components and Android. The device, the reports say, will finally put Sony back on track in mobile. After a long, long wait, it'll finally show up at MWC.
    7 - Sony One Flagship Handset Expected to Appear
  • Samsung Will Unveil a Smartwatch, Too

    Samsung will be all over the place at Mobile World Congress. The company is expected to announce a new version of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch that not only works better, but also comes with a slicker design, according to several reports. Since the Galaxy Gear plays so nicely with the Galaxy Note, it shouldn't surprise anyone that Samsung might show off a new smartwatch.
    8 - Samsung Will Unveil a Smartwatch, Too
  • Something, Anything From BlackBerry

    Exact details aren't available on any BlackBerry product that might appear at MWC, but the company will be there and is expected to show off something. Hopes abound that BlackBerry will unveil a groundbreaking smartphone or tablet, but judging by the company's recent product launches, that's not likely to happen.
    9 - Something, Anything From BlackBerry
  • Bring On the ZTE Flagship Phablet

    China-based ZTE will be at Mobile World Congress to show off its own flagship handset, according to reports. The company is reportedly planning to unveil a 6.4-inch ZTE Nubia Z7 unit that could prove to be one of the biggest "phablets" at the show. That device follows a few other devices that ZTE has introduced for those on a budget.
    10 - Bring On the ZTE Flagship Phablet
  • Samsung Likely to Show Off Tizen OS Handsets

    Tizen, the open-source operating system Samsung is trying to push this year, could be making quite a splash at MWC. The operating system is expected to find its way to some Samsung handsets as well as those from ZTE and others. This might just be the year for Tizen.
    11 - Samsung Likely to Show Off Tizen OS Handsets

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