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Mobile era

02 June 2014

THE World Mobile Congress was held earlier this year and some things that have caught the eye are listed below.

* A smartphone for seniors: Yezz's Andy AZ4.5 — Powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and running on a tailored version of Android, the smartphone features large icons and a voice assistant.

In addition, the smartphone has an SOS button located at the back of the handset for emergency use and can be changed within the phone's settings to call an emergency contact or send out text messages if pressed.

* Huawei reveals the world's fastest MiFi — Able to connect to LTE networks and providing download speeds of up to 300Mbps, the device will also support upload speeds of roughly 100Mbps, according to the telecommunications equipment maker.

In addition, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n and 802.11ac are supported for up to 10 devices.

Opera Max, a free, data saving app has been launched at Mobile World Congress this year.

The application compresses data across applications including video, text and images on your mobile device — in order to get the most out of data plans and make roaming cheaper.

The company says that your data plan's life can be extended by up to 50 per cent.

* Lenovo's Yoga HD + tablet — now available in silver or champagne gold, also sports a new 1920x1200 full-HD resolution screen, up from the previous model's 1280x800 display.

In addition, Lenovo says you can squeeze up to 18 hours of battery life out of the tablet.

* The Hewlett-Packard ElitePad 1000 — is a Windows 8.1 tablet built for the business user who wants to maintain a connection between work and play.
The ElitePad 1000 G2 is an enterprise-focused tablet, touted by the firm as a "total business solution".

Flexibility is the tablet's main focus, with full-sized HDMI ports, multiple accessories 64-bit Intel processors, dual cameras and enterprise IT integration software.

Shalveen Chand


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