All eyes on Barcelona

It’s late February, which means only one thing in the mobile industry; the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. It’s the place to be to learn about what’s new in the wide world of mobile devices, software and networks.

My former employer Nokia is there in force, along with most of the other big players in the global mobile industry. The one big exception is Apple, which never participates in mobile industry trade shows. This, of course, leads to what has now become a tradition, the stories about how Apple dominates the event even though it’s not there.

I’m not going to try to summarize the news from the FIRA in this blog; there are plenty of sites that do that already. Here are a few that I think are worth a read:

There will of course be thousands of tweets from Barcelona as well. If you want to get your updates 140 characters at a time, you can’t go wrong by starting with ace analyst Ben Wood and the team at VisionMobile.

I’ve already been some enticing announcements, like the latest devices from Sony and Nokia’s 41-megapixel (!) 808 PureView smartphone. What are you reading (or seeing) at MWC this year? Let me know what’s attracting your attention in the comments.



One thought on “All eyes on Barcelona

  1. Have you seen the demo videos of HzO’s Liquipel at MWC floating around? It’s a system that allows you to completely submerge phones and other mobile devices in water without harming operation. It’s a pretty neat demo, one of the more under reported out of MWC so far. If you’ve been following mobile tech for a while it bears a striking resemblance to the Golden Shellback tech showed off a few years ago. If you follow through to my blog there’s video and links.

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