We’ve had a bit of a secret and now it’s time to let you in. Daniel will be off to MWC 2015 in Barcelona in just under two weeks, to cover all the big news from HTC, Samsung, Sony, and whoever else throws together a press conference. We floated the idea of crowdfunding this a little while back, and while we had an overwhelmingly positive response (thank you everyone!), we decided not to continue down that path. Firstly, we have always provided Ausdroid as a free service to the Australian community, and we didn’t want to start a precedent where we might be tempted in future to ask our readers to pay for things. Secondly, we looked at where the benefit lies in having Ausdroid attend MWC, and while some of that benefit goes to our readers, and some to whoever gets to go, a large amount of that benefit rests with the companies whose products we will be talking about.
With that in mind, we have secured a trip to MWC for Daniel. He’ll be there to cover the trade show live, from the pre-show conferences, through to a walk around the show floor in the following days to see what he can see. We’re not at liberty to publicly thank anyone for this just yet (though we’ll acknowledge them properly in due course), but we wanted to let you know at the earliest opportunity that we’d actually be going.
So, like the rest of us who aren’t going, you can join me and Jason in anxiously waiting for the next ten days or so until Dan hits the ground in Spain, and then it’ll be burning the candle at both ends to get all the news edited and published for your enjoyment.