MWC Roundup: Day Two

By Tim Maytom

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BlackBerry Rolls Out the Leap for ‘Young Mobile Professionals’

Troubled smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has introduced a new touch-screen smartphone targeted at a younger audience than its standard models, but retaining its focus on business use.

“In today’s mobile world – influenced by trends like BYOD – where personal and corporate data are frequently under attack from hackers, companies and everyday consumers are finding out the hard way that mobile security is paramount,” said Ron Louks, president of devices and emerging solutions for BlackBerry. “BlackBerry Leap was built specifically for mobile professionals who see their smartphone device as a powerful and durable productivity tool that also safeguards sensitive communications at all times.”

Qualcomm Looks Forward to Self-aware Processors and Ultrasonic Fingerprints

Chip manufacturer Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 810 has only just made it into handsets, but the firm is already looking ahead to the 820, which it announced will be inside smartphones in the second half of the year.

The 820 will support Qualcomm’s Zeroth platform, which aims to give mobile devices a new level of intelligence and personalisation, capable of learning from users’ preferences and environment.

The firm also introduced the mobile industry’s first ultrasonic biometric platform, the Snapdragon Sense ID 3D fingerprint technology, …read more

Source:: Mobile App News