I’m at Mobile World Congress this week where I’m expecting to learn something new about wearable and to get the latest update on smartphones and consumer technology. I’m also focusing on client device security.
I’m here with Mobilegeeks.com so you won’t see much from me at UMPCPortal but I do plan to write at least two reports this week and to track down any mobile PC news. No doubt I’ll get hands-on with a few low-cost Windows tablets too!
One of the reports will be around the smartphone and the progress it is making towards being the ‘only device’ you need. I’ll be looking at developments in processing power, in operating system and peripheral flexibility, security and productivity apps.
The second report may take longer to research but I’m planning something around the progress in wearable computing technology. Processing power, battery life and connectivity are my main focus there.
I have three computing devices with me this week with a total weight under 2 KG. The Surface Pro 3 (with backlit but not very accurate keyboard) is my main PC and will be used for image management and video production. I have a Lumia 830 with me as a phone (mid-range but with optical image stabilizer. I’m really happy with it.) and I’m also using an HP Stream 8 with HSPA+ (3G) data roaming via the included HP Datapass service. I’ll connect a USB power pack and use it as a hotspot in Connected Standby mode. With 2GB of additional roaming data costing just 20 Euro, it’s not a bad deal and far less hassle than tracking down and buying a local SIM card.