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New products unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2012

Fri 02 Mar, 2012 // Firstnumber Team
New products unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2012

The Mobile World Congress is a leading annual trade expo where the telecommunications and IT industries showcase their latest innovations in mobile technology. This year, companies flocked to Barcelona from February 27th to March 1st to show off what they have come up with in the past year and what surprises are in store for 2012. Here is a round-up of just some of the new features and devices consumers can expect to see on the market.

Nokia

Nokia received a lot of attention after unveiling its 8080 PureView device with an integrated 41 megapixel camera that won the GSM Association’s “Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2012” award. The Finnish mobile giant also launched its first attempt at an e-reader, the aptly-named Reader, but no news of a Nokia tablet just yet.

Samsung

Samsung shone bright with its Galaxy Beam, a phone with a projector function that allows it to project whatever is on the screen.

Sony

Sony unveiled its newest in the Xperia series, the P and U that feature White Magic technology to ease screen visibility and reading in different light settings. But it’s the company’s SmartTags technology that really impressed the crowds. Making use of Near Field Communications, the clever tool automatically switches settings after coming in contact with a tag. This could be placed in a car, for example, and alter your phone settings to let you drive safely. The SmartDock feature lets you connect to other screens such as your TV so you can stream from your phone, and keyboards for when you might need to write a longer text.

Other companies worth mentioning are HTC that launched its new “One” series and announced its deal with Dropbox, as well as smaller-scale Swedish company Doro who revealed an Android device aimed at the elderly, equipped with big keys and large fonts. For more information on new launches, look up the official Mobile World Congress website.

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