Posted by: Brett
As the week wraps up, so does all the Mobile World Congress hubbub. The week was filled with releases, announcements, Padfones, quad-core-y goodness, and more. It all ended March 1st, but I’ve got a whole roundup after the break, so go check it out.
This year, HTC unveiled a completely new line of devices, with the high-end One X device pretty much ushering in the quad-core phones which followed. We also say the One S, and V, being the mid, and low-end devices, respectively. All three featured HTC’s new custom camera chip, and a range of screen sizes. They also run Android 4.0 and Sense 4.0.
LG brought in 6 new devices this year at MWC, but only one featuring a quad-core processor. A follow up of the Optimus 3D was announced, as well as the Vu, and three devices that were barely spoken much about.
Samsung didn’t do anything this year that was completely ground breaking, but nonetheless, we saw a sub-par refresh of the Galaxy Tab 7.0 and 10.1, as well as the announcement of the Galaxy Note 10.1 (essentially the exact same tablet as the Tab 10.1) and a Galaxy Beam refresh, for all your projecting and phone calling needs.
Nokia brought six new devices to the table – two new Windows Phones, a 41-megapixel
DSLR camera-phone, as well as 3 new entries into a low-end QWERTY keyboard phone family.
ZTE impressed me this year, announcing two high-end phones and one mid-range Windows Phone. The Era is their first quad-core phone, the Mimosa has a dual-core CPU, and the Orbit is a single-core WP7.5 device.
The industry finally got some solid information on the much-awaited and much talked about Padfone by ASUS, after it’s “announcement” last year. In addition, they also announced some tweaked Transformer Primes, as well as a rebranding of the EeePad series.
Sony has updated their Xperia line of phones with the Xperia U and P, both with dual-core processors, Sony’s “Reality Display”, and both are Android 4.0 eligible in the coming quarter.
With their new K3V2 quad-core CPU, Huawei was able to power two new quad-core phones, and another with a Texus Instruments quad-core processor. They also announced their MediaPad 10 FHD, claiming it’s “the first 10 inch quad-core processor” (don’t tell them this, but it really isn’t the first)…
That’s all she wrote for this year’s Mobile World Congress. Next year is sure to be thriller as well. So long till next year’s event!