It isn't Fruit or Somesong that's going to amaze in Barcelona

Mobile World Congress

Chalk this one up under bizarre, but Huawei has today released this teaser trailer for next weeks Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Despite no official references – since Tim Cook would either be getting a check or sending the lawyers to China – it's pretty clearly Siri and an iPhone taking center stage. In a commercial for an Android OEM. What's next? Larry Page telling you all about Windows Phone?

In terms of devices, we're looking at a new phone and a pair of new tablets as has been previously rumored. The phone talks up an "amazing front camera" which wouldn't be surprising, since on last years Ascend P6 we saw a pretty good 5MP front shooter. The tablets are a little intriguing, but it's tough to get our hopes up considering Huawei's previous, mainly low end offerings in this space.

You've gotta hand it to Huawei, though. Whether or not they do truly amaze – more so than Fruit or Somesong! – in Spain, only time will tell. It's a little odd, but it's still fun. Maybe Siri could have given us a few more laughs, though. And of course, we're on the ground in Barcelona throughout next week to bring it all to you as it happens!

 

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'Siri' tells us what's new at Mobile World Congress...From Huawei

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This has an Asian accent, listen closely.

Need the guys from the christmas story to do one acapella style, make it humorous.

"Amaze the world again." When did they ever amaze people before? Their technology isn't anything special. Even their flagships are years behind Samsung's, Sony's, and even HTC.

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I know HTC has always been up there with Samsung with good flagships.

I would be saying even Sony not even HTC

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Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5

Despite HTC's great HTC One and inclusion of Beats Audio, they aren't really coming up with anything new. The days of heavy OEM skins are over, and HTC isn't as heavy of a hitter since the days of the original Desire or Sensation(I don't know the international names for these models; I apologize). Plus, because HTC is a Taiwanese company, they and Huawei are most likely also battling it out in the East Asian market.

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Let's see what they offer, the tech is available, hope they push the envelope so others feel the need to follow suit

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Microsoft already used this gag, but it is still humorous. It would be more effective with Siri's regular voice.

The only thing I love about Huawei is saying their name. Wah-Way! Wah-Way!

Something tells me the Fruit/Somesong thing will go viral.

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why would you add your Android version? Maybe add IMEI, 16/32 and color(joking). There is another person who has "from my god given nexus 5 or some stupid sh*t like that. I don't mean to offend, so excuse me if I have.

Yeah that's why I casually add N5 to the end Instead of sent from my Nexus 5

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Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5

It began with my tablet. My Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. After I got 4.2.2 I felt like adding my Android Version to my signature. I may remove it soon, but not sure.

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That voice is painful to hear. I haven't used Siri since it first launched, but the real thing can't be that slow?

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Seriously.

Sir I is shitty as fuck.

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Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5

lol. I am amazed by how "bad" Siri sounds, though. The newer Google Voice Synth sounds *way* better, so it's not like the technology isn't out there for Siri to not sound like a robot at this point.

I hope they are spending more money on R&D than they did on the marketing and production of that video.

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Maybe it was because English was not their first language, but the acting was super painful. Even the user sounded like a robot.

Accents are fine...I understood it. It was just really cheesie and cheap production.

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When Huawei releases a compelling phone to the western market that is actually picked up on a carrier or two then I'll care about this kind of article.

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