MWC 2013

Our editors bring you complete Mobile World Congress 2013 coverage and scour the show for the hottest new phones, tablets, apps and accessories.

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<p><a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/mobile-world-congress/">Mobile World Congress</a> (MWC), <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13970_7-57619087-78/this-is-where-youll-find-your-next-smartphone/">the biggest wireless party of the year</a>, begins Sunday in Barcelona, Spain. This will be the seventh year that CNET Reviews has attended the event, and we're spending the next few days gearing up for what promises to be a wild ride of new device announcements, company news, and many helpings of jamon and patatas bravas. 
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<p>So until the fun begins, join me for a look back at some of the hottest phones to come out of Barcelona. Starting with 2008, which was the first MWC that I personally attended, I've selected three handsets that were the talk of each year's show. If applicable, I've also added a link to CNET's review of the final device and told you whether it made the carrier rounds. If anything, you'll see just how the pace of innovation has changed at MWC.
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<p>CNET's coverage will begin in full force on February 23, so <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/mobile-world-congress/">check back then</a>.</p>

Former phone stars of Mobile World Congress (pictures)

As we approach the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, let CNET take you back to some of the hottest phones that previous shows have brought us.

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A guide to all the Nokia Lumia Windows phones (pictures)

Nokia's Lumia line continues to expand, bringing new specs and materials to Finland's smartphone efforts.

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Budget-friendly Nokia Lumia 520 comes to AT&T

In addition to selling an inexpensive Windows Phone worldwide, Nokia's latest affordable smartphone will come to a U.S. carrier.

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Powermat went back to the drawing board with its wireless charging case for the <a href="http://www.cnet.com/iphone-5/">iPhone 5</a> because of the new iPhone's Lightning Dock connector. The design evokes the black-and-copper look of a Duracell battery, unsurprising because Duracell is in a joint venture with Powermat. It will be available in April, although no specific date was given.

Powermat's iPhone 5 wireless charging case (pictures)

Powermat's redesigned iPhone 5 wireless charging case made its first appearance at Mobile World Congress.

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Marrying the broad reach of the Web with two narrow domains, members of the World Wide Web Consortium now have groups adapting Web technology for the automotive and publishing industries.

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Why you want a dual-SIM phone

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The cybernetic devices of Mobile World Congress (pictures)

Ranging from watches that talk to smartphones wirelessly and measure heart rate, to wearable computers running Android, MWC 2013 was replete with devices blurring the line between man and machine.

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Cyborg tech rises at Mobile World Congress

This year at MWC 2013, technologies that bring humans and circuitry closer than they've ever been before were in ample supply.

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A look ahead at next year's Mobile World Congress

As Mobile World Congress 2013 comes to a close, we take a look ahead at what's in store at next year's MWC.

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HTC One camera features and Zoe mode walk-through (video)

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, we come to grips with the extensive camera options on HTC's new smartphone.

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Practical, affordable phones take center stage at MWC 2013

There were a few superphones here at Mobile World Congress, but for the most part, it was budget-friendly fare that hogged the spotlight.

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Tablets at Mobile World Congress: The best, the rest, and the 'Why'd they even bother?'

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