Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Mobile World Congress: A week of intense wrist action

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 28 February 14

Smartwatches, wristbands, and even a pen up the sleeve, plus amazing invisibility tricks all made for a barnstorming show.

Forget the phone in your pocket, the tablet in your bag and the phablet in your, err, giant pocket or small bag, at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona it was all about what you wear on your wrist. By "what", we are of course referring to "what is that monstrosity you've got on your wrist? Oh, you can't show me because the battery has run out already", otherwise known as the smartwatch or smart wristband depending on the type of strap it comes with and whether or not you're in a gym. It seems we've all been crying out for these things – probably in our sleep because I can't say with any certainty I've heard anyone crying out for them &ndash…

Forget the phone in your pocket, the tablet in your bag and the phablet in your, err, giant pocket or small bag, at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona it was all about what you wear on your wrist. By "what", we are of course referring to "what is that monstrosity you've got on your wrist? Oh, you can't show me because the battery has run out already", otherwise known as the smartwatch or smart wristband depending on the type of strap it comes with and whether or not you're in a gym. It seems we've all been crying out for these things – probably in our sleep because I can't say with any certainty I've heard anyone crying out for them &ndash…

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