As the home for Mobile World Congress until 2018, the Spanish city is aiming to be the planet's premier showcase for mobile technology.
The 2012 Mobile World Congress has come to a close. After shipping out from Barcelona, Spain, CNET brings you the highs and lows of the world's premier wireless trade show.
Mobile World Congress showed more than just new NFC-supported phones, it also displayed how you can use the technology.
At the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, CNET visited the NFC Cafe to see the many possibilities for mobile payments.
Using your smartphone while charging always has been possible, but LG's WCD-800 charging cradle gives you a bit more freedom to do so.
Join CNET as we bring you the sights from Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.
Japanese mobile provider NTT Docomo offers some of the most interesting handset gear in the world, including a phone "jacket" that can tell you if you've had too much to drink.
For now, Fujitsu's phones are only available in Japan, but what can you expect if they ever make their way to our shores? Some pretty cool stuff, actually. Take a peek here.
The Optimus L5 could have been a nice midrange Android smartphone, but no, LG had to go mess things up with its custom user interface.
Panasonic's Lumix Phone doesn't care about being slim or sleek, but it does care about lenses and sensors. CNET UK goes hands on with the handset to get a better picture of how it stacks up.
Samsung's flagship model is today's hero phone in the Android realm, mostly because it's first to the Ice Cream Sandwich party. But better be careful using it one-handed.
The Ascend D Quad and MediaPad 10 are two quad-core devices that Hauwei showed off at MWC.