MWC: Huawei Wrap Up – Smartbands, Motion Control TVs, Android Consoles


huawei talkband b1

The Mobile World Congress is wrapping up, but there are still plenty of stories coming out from the show floor as journalists from Barcelona and around the world get caught up with all the news and announcements. Huawei had a large presence at the show and our sister site, Gizchina.es was on the show floor and brought us exclusive video and images capturing the best of what Huawei had to offer.

First, is the device that made big headlines before and during the show. When images of the LifeBand B1 appeared on the social media site Weibo the day before the show, it looked ugly. So ugly that some media outlets wondered if it was a product at all. When it was shown on the floor though, it didn’t look so bad. Gizchina’s Eduardo Ruiz got to look at the device first hand.

Huawei LifeBand B1 Hands on

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The thing that makes the LifeBand B1 special is that, in addition to working like a fitness focused smartwatch or a tech heavy fitness band, the electronic component can be popped out to be used as a Bluetooth device and used to take calls. The rep on hand told Ruiz that the battery can last up to 14 days in standby mode.

Huawei probably could have called it a day after that, but they decided to show off a few more devices.

Huawei Tron Console at MWC

The Huawei Tron console was announced almost immediately after China lifted its long time ban on video game consoles. As the device was already announced at CES, the fanfare was much more subdued, but Ruiz’s images still give us a good look at the Mac Pro-esque shape and the touch sensitive controllers.

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Finally, Huawei showed off its motion controlled television. Reminiscent of  Microsoft’s Kinect, the TV has a camera that allows for users to use gesture controls to browse photos and other media. It also seemed to have a few apps, like the one demoed, intended to allow yourself and a friend to be inserted into a photo. The demo was kind of a fail for Huawei, but hopefully they will iron out the kinks as time goes on.

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We will have more from the Mobile World Congress.

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