The great and good of the mobile tech world descended on Barcelona this week to promote, exhibit, announce and just be dazzled by all of the sexiest new gear in mobile, computing and tech. We’ve gone through the reams of news to pick out a handful of things you might like to see more of.
The HP Elite bridges the gap between laptop and phone
Joining the pack alongside Microsoft’s Lumia phones, Hewlett Packard’s Elite x3 is a phablet that packs a fairly meat processor into its generous, if flat, dimensions. Moreover, it also connects outward to display a Windows 10 GUI for a desktop experience straight from your phone, making it an exciting option for people looking to cut out the middle man.
The HTC Vive certainly won’t be cheap
There was little chance the soon-to-be released HTC VR headgear would be a snip, but the price tag has been revealed as $799 (roughly 730 EUR) which may stretch credulity for certain fans, who may feel that some of the cheaper alternatives on the market may be worth waiting for. Takeup is expected to be good, but perhaps it would be smart to wait til this price falls, by which time the inevitable bugs will have been ironed out too.
Remix OS is an operating system Android fans can get excited about
Android is heating up the OS race big time with this smart and sharp visual interface allowing for much more productivity and content creation. With smooth clean lines, multiple floating windows and integration across all Google/Android platforms, this could be a whole new heavy hitter in the arena.
LG have made a little ball thing and it is amazing
It’s hard to categorise LG’s next-level weird Rolling Bot is a tiny little spherical robot with built in camera and a laser and a very, very, very slow pace of movement. We don’t know what it’s for but good Lord do we need one.