GSMA 2009 Day three summary

A brief roundup of Day three of GSMA Mobile World Congress.

There's not lot of news from the third day of GSMA Mobile World Congress, but we did get more in-depth looks at some of the week's earlier announcements, plus a peek at a few interesting niche handsets.

Samsung Omnia HD
Check out the Samsung Omnia HD. Samsung

Kent German and Bonnie Cha have been busy with brief, hands-on first takes of phones like the Sony Ericsson Idou , the Sony Ericsson W995 , the Samsung BeatDJ , the Samsung UltraTouch , the Samsung Omnia HD , the HTC Touch Diamond 2 and HTC Touch Pro 2 , and the LG Arena and LG GM-730 .

Hello Kitty cell phone
Yes, this is a Hello Kitty cell phone. Darius Chang/CNET Asia

Our colleague from CNET Asia, Darius Chang, showed us a unique, modular NTT Docomo phone from Japan , fashion phones from Porsche and Hello Kitty , solar-powered Samsung accessories , and a few PDA-phones from I-mate . To go along with the solar-powered theme, Kent also told us of a new solar-powered phone from ZTE . Also, Verizon is once again leading the data-speed pack by saying it expects a 4G launch by later this year.

We also have a slew of First Look videos from Barcelona, so keep an eye out on our GSMA 2009 feature page for all of those and more.

About the author

Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.

 

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