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.