MWC 2013 Day Two: A busy day for devices
How busy was Day Two at Mobile World Congress? So busy that we’re only getting around to wrapping up our Tuesday coverage in this video report.
Join Carlos Rodela and Mark Sullivan as they talk about noteworthy things they’ve seen at the Barcelona trade show. Mark focuses on the Yota smartphone, a mobile device with an LCD screen on one side and an e-ink screen on the other. Carlos talks about his visit to the HTC booth: The phone maker announced the HTC One prior to MWC, but it’s at the show to demonstrate its BlinkFeed live homescreen feature.
Another focus on Tuesday—and indeed, throughout the week here in Barcelona—has been the sight of device makers looking for a middle ground between phones and tablets. The best illustration of this phenomenon is Asus, which introduced the PadFone Infinity and the Fonepad: the former is an Android handset that comes with a docking station that converts it into a tablet, while the latter is a very large smartphone. Speaking of which, if it’s oversized phones you seek, check out our slideshow on the giant phones on display at MWC 2013.
Other stories from the past day that might interest you include:
- Armando Rodriguez getting his hands on the Sony Xperia Tablet Z and coming way impressed;
- Improved imaging technology aimed at smartphones from Japan’s Morpho;
- NEC showing off a dual-screen smarpthone; and
- Volvo showing off its touchscreen infotainment system.