Video: Techsplosion! New Phones & Tablets from MWC
[music] >> Trisha: Hey everyone, Welcome back to Sourcefed, I'm Trisha Hershberger. Yesterday was day one of the Mobile World Conference, a huge tech convention centered around mobile devices – phones, tablets, phablets, and all the tech that goes into them! While I'm sad that I'm not in Barcelona myself to enjoy all the new techsplosions that MWC has to offer, I can still share the highlights of what's going on there with you! Nokia announced 3 Android powered smartphones supposedly to try to get a piece of the under $100 pie! Up until now, we've seen a lot of Windows Phones coming from the once, long long ago ruler of the mobile world, and topped with the Nokia is only days away from selling it's mobile sale business to Microsoft, one has to wonder how long these devices will last.
Huawei put out a new smartphone, a phablet, a smart band, and more – the highlight of these being the MediPad X1 tablet, which offers a 13 megapixel rear cam and a huge 5,000 mAh battery and could potentially be a big competitor for the Nexus 7 and iPad mini when released. Sony unleashed the Xperia Z2, a 10.1" tablet that claims to be the world's slimmest, lightest and only waterproof tablet. In addition to a super fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and full HD TRILUMINOS display (that's Sony's way of saying really good), the tablet is compatible with the Dualshock3 wireless controllers so you can get that console gaming experience and comes with OfficeSuite Pro 7, so you can get all your Microsoft Office needs done. Samsung announced a bunch of new wearable bands, the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit, which unless they are priced MUCH less than the first edition, it's hard to get excited about. But what I can get on board with is the newly announced Galaxy S5! Rocking a 5.
1" Full HD Super AMOLED display, faster wi-fi capabilities, and a slew of new onboard camera software plus the ability to record 4k video, the S5 is a logical next step in the evolution of the Galaxy line. The S5 is really appealing to fitness buffs with S Health, nutrition tracking and exercise logs, while giving added incentive to buy the Gear and Fit products to really transform your phone into a fitness hub. Now there's way more going on at the 2014 Mobile World Congress than I have time to talk about here, so if you are jonesing for more tech coverage feel free to head on over to sourcefed.com or SourcefedNERD for future TechNSpec episodes. So what's your opinion on the smart band craze? Is it still hype or becoming something that more people may actually want to buy? Let us know in the comments below. [music].