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.
- The official daily updates from the GSMA
- Mobile Industry Review: informative and irreverent info from the UK
- The Register: another fun and informative source with a British accent
- Engadget Mobile: gear head central
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.