When it comes to conferences, the preshow is often just as important as the opening day, if not more so. Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, is no exception.
Day 0 has already proven Android's virility with five Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone announcements and two Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets, with much more to come.
Even before a trio of press conferences from Samsung, Sony Ericsson, and Nokia got under way, LG announced its 9-inch, dual-coretablet and spilled more beans on the Optimus 3D smartphone, a lens-less way to view 3D media.
A few hours later, Sony Ericsson surprised no one by officially unveiling the leaked--and even advertised--PlayStation phone during its press conference, but . The phone maker also confirmed the , and sat down with CNET to discuss its aspirations to become the .
Samsung also delivered itsof its next-generation and dual-core .
Nokia alreadywith last Friday's announcement that it will abandon its proprietary smartphone operating systems in favor of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform. Although Nokia didn't have product news, CEO Stephen Elop about the dramatic partnership.
All in all it's been a busy day for CNET's jet-lagged crew. Stay tuned for more in-depth analysis and hands-on reviews to come out of Barcelona this week.