Mobile Bytes (24/02/2014) MWC 2014 Day One

Mobile Bytes (24/02/2014) MWC 2014 Day One

WhatsApp reveals its intention to offer free voice calls to its 2 billion customers. The service could be available as soon as April. Full story: Mobile Today

Carphone Warehouse announces that it has started talks with retailer Dixons about a possible merger. Talks are said to be at an early stage. Full story: Mobile Today

Nokia unveils three Android-compatible smartphones at MWC 2014 as it tries to gain a foothold in the developing markets. Full story: Mobile Today

Sony shows off four new devices with the emphasis on entertainment as it tries to acquire market share. Full story: Mobile Today

Huawei announces it is to launch its wearable TalkBand in Western Europe in Q2 alongside a suite of new devices. Full story: Mobile Today

Samsung brings first Tizen-powered smartwatches to the market. Full story: Mobile Today

ZTE reveals new Firefox phones to appeal to the developing markets. Full story: The Register

EE swaps Huawei with Nokia Network and Solutions to finish remaining work on its 4G rollout. Full story: Mobile Today

Vodafone Foundation launches ‘mobile network in backpack’. Full story: The Telegraph

Lenovo to launch three new devices, the S860, S850 and S660, despite its recent acquisition of Motorola. Full story: Tech Radar

HTC launches two new Desire devices to tap into the mid-market before next month's flagship launch. Full story: Mobile Today


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