BARCELONA, Spain--The Mobile World Congress certainly flew by in a whirlwind of smartphone product announcements.and days of
While the torrent of press conferences and gadget news abated a bit, Google Executive Chairman Android troops touting the exponential growth of the mobile OS while calling for less censorship and increased access to high-tech services saying, "Technology is a leveler. The weak will be made strong, and those with nothing will have something."at MWC. Schmidt rallied the
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The less fever-pitch news cycle also gave the crack team of CNET reporters and editors on site a chance to do what they love best--spend quality time with cutting-edge gadgets. We have lots of pictures and videos straight out of Barcelona to share.
Jessica Dolcourt got her hands on the newly unveiled while managing to spare a few moments to check out the . The Blaze was announced at CES in January and is expected to land on T-Mobile's U.S. network this spring. The fact that it was on display in Barcelona highlights further that MWC is becoming a truly global event.
ZTE showed off two new devices too, the ZTE Orbit running Windows Phone and ZTE Era, a quad-core powerhouse with Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Jessica was able to nab hands-on videos of these phones as well.
Nokia and HTC
Despite all the buzz about quad-core mobile processing, phone makers also showcased more modestly equipped handsets. Kent German took both the that runs Symbian and Nokia Lumia 610 Windows Phone Tango device for a spin. Nokia targets the Asha line at developing markets and first-time mobile phone buyers. Jessica Dolcourt managed to track down the , a spitting image of the venerable but with Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Beats audio.