MWC 2016: Huawei Press Conference Live Blog 2PM CETby Ian Cutress on February 21, 2016 7:20 AM EST
08:48AM EST - Time for some hands on I think!
08:48AM EST - Prices!
08:47AM EST - So not wireless
08:47AM EST - Keyboard is auto backlit, and it slots into a connector
08:46AM EST - Not sure how much all of this comes with the device
08:45AM EST - Dual mic
08:43AM EST - MateDock has USB-A, C, micro USB, ethernet, battery pack
08:42AM EST - Doesn't support it now, two months after launch
08:41AM EST - Different fingers for different accounts
08:41AM EST - Has a finger print sensor for unlock
08:40AM EST - One hour charge gives one month use
08:39AM EST - and a presentation clicker
08:39AM EST - The Stylus is also a laser pen
08:38AM EST - Specs leaked elsewhere say 512GB storage, 8GB DRAM (probably LPDDR3-1600)
08:38AM EST - Three free months of Audodesk Premium membership with each sale
08:37AM EST - Not sure if it has palm rejection
08:33AM EST - Mate Pen with 2048 levels of pressure
08:33AM EST - 1.5mm key travel vs 1.3 on SP4
08:32AM EST - 1.5mm key travel vs 1.3 on SP4
08:30AM EST - Wait, did he say it has windows hello...?
08:29AM EST - Here's the wifi situation
08:27AM EST - 2in1 pulling in users who would buy premium tablets
08:26AM EST - 40 percent 2in1 YoY growth
08:26AM EST - Wifi still dead / almost dead
08:25AM EST - Kirk Skaugen from Intel on stage
08:25AM EST - Core m3 m5 m7
08:23AM EST - Looks like type C charger
08:20AM EST - looks like decent key travel
08:20AM EST - 10mm bezel
08:18AM EST - 12 inch
08:18AM EST - looks like decent key travel
08:18AM EST - 2160 x 1440 at 400 nits
08:17AM EST - Wrap around keyboard folio
08:16AM EST - Wifi just died at the event, phone only!
08:16AM EST - Two colors, black panel and metal body, or white panel with gold body
08:15AM EST - Dual diamond cut design
08:14AM EST - Must be using Core-M
08:14AM EST - Looks like a Windows 2-in-1
08:13AM EST - Huawei Mate Book
08:13AM EST - Huawei will today use those wins and our experience
08:12AM EST - Going through designs and design wins
08:11AM EST - Business 3.0
08:10AM EST - Evolution of business
08:09AM EST - 'But PC Headaches: Bulky, Poor Display, Battery Life, Constant Failure'
08:08AM EST - 'Efficiency in a full keyboard device, hard to get rid of'
08:08AM EST - 'I can't get rid of my laptop, my PC'
08:08AM EST - 'My Smart Life' - phone, tablet, watch
08:07AM EST - First up, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group Richard Yu
08:05AM EST - 'No paper in paperwork'
08:05AM EST - It begins
08:03AM EST - Starting late... looks like they're getting a VP picture of the front row
07:56AM EST - Event starts in a few minutes anyway, we'll see what's going on
07:56AM EST - Maybe it's unrelated... :D
07:55AM EST - I just had a someone in the audience tap me on the shoulder, ask if it's a flip book device. Doesn't look like it
07:52AM EST - The Huawei executive in front of me is holding a Huawei-like tablet though
07:52AM EST - Some 'leaks' have pointed at a 2-in-1, or something
07:51AM EST - The pre-show videos have involved styluses
07:51AM EST - Though given that the byline for this event is 'the new style of business', some people around have postulated that they're releasing a competitor to other business devices
07:50AM EST - We've covered the Kirin 950 and Mate 8 in recent weeks, as well as the launch of the Honor 5X at CES
07:49AM EST - Not entirely sure what Huawei is launching today
07:44AM EST - So while Andrei is covering the LG Event, I am here covering Huawei. It's the MWC 'Day of Press Conferences'.