Tag Archives: Mobile World Congress 2011

Sony Ericsson pushes out press invites for MWC, confirms new XPERIA smartphones

24 Dec

Sony Ericsson has started sending out press invites for its annual press conference on the eve of MWC, which happens to be February 13 this time. What’s interesting to note is that the invite specifically mentions there will be new XPERIA smartphones (there will be more than one!). I have been attending Sony Ericsson’s MWC press conferences every year and they tend to be lavish affairs. Earlier this year, Sony Ericsson had announced the XPERIA mini, XPERIA mini pro and the X8 at its MWC press conference. This time around, in all likelihood, we’d get to see the XPERIA Play (aka the PlayStation Phone) and possibly a refreshed version of the popular XPERIA X10. Hopefully, 2011 will be a year when Sony Ericsson catches up with the rest of the Android world and launches smartphones running on the latest OS version. We have a feeling that the lovechild of Swedish and Japanese parents won’t disappoint us this time.

SOURCE: Android World

GSMA announces stellar lineup of speakers for MWC 2011

3 Nov

mwc_logo_11 The GSM Association (GSMA), which organises the Mobile World Congress (MWC) telecom show every year has announced a list of speakers who will be making their keynote address at the show. The list includes the who’s who of the industry and next year’s show seems to be one of the most stellar ones in the past four years that I have attended. What’s more, Google will, for the first time, exhibit at the show and like last year, its CEO Eric Schmidt will make a keynote address. I recall listening to him in a packed auditorium where he announced that at Google, “it’s mobile first.” MWC 2011 will take place in Barcelona from February 14-17. Here’s a list of some of the speakers at the show:

 

· Paul Otellini, President and CEO, Intel

· Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft

· Stephen Elop, President and CEO, Nokia

· Ryuji Yamada, President and CEO, NTT DoCoMo

· Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO, Research In Motion

· Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO, SoftBank

· Carol Bartz, CEO, Yahoo!

· Daniel Hajj, CEO, América Móvil and Telcel

· Randall Stephenson, Chairman, CEO and President, AT&T

· Li Yue, President and CEO, China Mobile

· Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google

· Peter Chou, CEO, HTC

· Paul Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, Qualcomm

· Jack Dorsey, CEO, Square

· Evan Williams, Co-Founder, Twitter

· Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, Vodafone

· Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive, WPP

 

It will be a tough MWC to cover next year as we will have to make a tough choice of whether to cover all the new product launches or listen to some of the biggest names in the industry.