BARCELONA, Spain--Mobile World Congress 2011 is off and roaring, as we finally get a chance to have some hands-on time with a few of the products announced this past weekend. But it's not all just handset coverage; Barcelona has also become a hotbed for the latest news in the mobile industry.
Indeed, it seems Nokia and Microsoft are not quite done discussing their partnership, as Nokia'sand Microsoft's took to the stage at Mobile World Congress to tout their vision for the future. Elop tried to allay some fears, while Ballmer gave a sneak peek into the future of Windows Phone 7, which includes , among other new features.
We're not done discussing the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, as weto see which one is worth buying. We also got up close and personal with its siblings, the , both of which ship with Android's Gingerbread firmware.
But if you really want a peek into the future,its new 3D smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D, along with a sneak peek at its tablet, the LG Optimus Pad. While 3D smartphones may not be everyone's cup of tea, our own Kent German's reaction is surprisingly favorable toward after taking a closer look at it.
While Motorola didn't announce new handsets, it did say that it will bring itsin addition to the U.S. market. It also announced that it has and that .
Other companies continued to show off new products throughout the day. RIM took the opportunity to say it hasin the works, smartphone along with , , , and . Rounding out the hardware news is the and the for the car.
Mobile World Congress is not all about hardware; there was the occasional software news as well.for Android, , in 2011.
It was a very busy day in Barcelona for our CNET crew, and the show keeps going on. Check back in the next few days for more from Mobile World Congress!