Mobile World Congress (3GSM) roundup

I survived another GDC, and the Mobile World Congress (3GSM) ended almost 2 weeks ago (already!), so here’s a roundup of what was interesting and exciting to me in Barcelona this year…

1) Nokia

N96, successor to the N95 with 16 GB of internal storage and micro-SDHC, DVB-H tuner, but without xenon flash or lens cover:
The Nokia N96 redefines “high-end”
Hands-on with Nokia’s high-rolling N96
The Nokia N96 Super Cellphone is Official: Gallery and Specs Here
Nokia N96 Hands-On: Basically a Video Oriented N95
The Nokia N96 is now official – the new Flagship
Nokia N96 gallery
Nokia N96 Video Preview
Nokia Announces N96; Fun While it Lasts
Hands On With The N96

N78, slim successor to the N73 with FM transmitter, HSDPA, WiFi, and GPS, but only a 3.2 megapixel Zeiss AF camera without xenon flash or lens cover:
The Nokia N78, in European and North American flavors
N78 Comes Loaded with Wi-Fi, HSPDA, GPS, Touch Surfaces, Tricorder
Nokia N78 – The New Candybar Nseries Device
Nokia N78 gallery
Hands On With The N78

6220 Classic, slim S60 device with a 5 megapixel Zeiss AF camera with xenon flash and lens cover (!), HSDPA and GPS, but no WiFi:
The Nokia 6220 classic, all 5 megapixels of it
Nokia 6220 Classic Takes 5 Megapixel Geotagged Photos, Includes Widgets
Nokia’s 6220 Classic – The Dark Horse
Nokia 6220 Classic gallery

S60 touch demo:
Nokia’s S60 touch UI gets demoed at MWC
Nokia’s Touch UI Hands-On: Officially Way Behind Apple
Why S60’s Touch demo DIDN’T suck…
Video: S60 Touch UI Demo From MWC

2) Sony Ericsson

Xperia X1, slim Windows Mobile 6.1 (!) device designed by HTC, with touch screen, sliding QWERTY keyboard, HSUPA, WiFi, and GPS, but only a 3.2 megapixel AF camera without xenon flash or lens cover – definitely awesome:
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 does a good job looking pretty at launch event
Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA X1 QWERTY with Windows Mobile and HSUPA
First live photo of Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA X1
Video: Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA X1 “Panel Interface”
No wonder Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA X1 is so good: HTC makes it
Hands-on with Sony Ericsson’s world-beating XPERIA X1
XPERIA X1 Hiptop Killer: Sony Ericsson’s First Video Plus Gallery
Video: First Hands On Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA X1
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Runs Windows Mobile 6.1
Breaking news- Sony Ericsson announces Windows Mobile smartphone
HTC has ODM order for Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA X1
The unwired looks at the Sony Ericsson XPERIA and the HTC Advantage
Sony Ericsson goes big with the XPERIA X1
New Xperia X1 Pics Leaked; Windows Mobile 6.1 and More!

G900, a UIQ device with touch screen, WiFi, but only 3.2 megapixel AF camera without xenon flash or lens cover, and no HSDPA, or GPS:
Sony Ericsson’s G700 and G900: “touchscreen organizers”
Sony Ericsson G900 and G700: Touchscreens to the Masses
Sony Ericsson announce the G700 and G900 UIQ 3 smartphones

C902, a device with HSDPA and a 5 megapixel AF camera with xenon flash and lens cover, but no WiFi, GPS, or smartphone capabilities:
Two for the Cyber-shot crowd: Sony Ericsson intros C702 and C902
Sony Ericsson C902, C702 Bring High-End Photography to Your Pocket

3) Samsung

G810, a Symbian device similar to the Nokia N95, but with xenon flash, lens cover and 3x optical zoom (!) – possibly my next device:
Samsung’s HSDPA-equipped G810 slider gets official
Samsung announces the S60-powered G810
Samsung G810 gallery
Samsung G810 to Butt Heads with Nokia N95

F480, a touch screen device similar to the P520 (armani), with HSDPA and a 5 megapixel AF camera without xenon flash or lens cover, but not WiFi or GPS:
Samsung’s F480 Armani (without the Armani), Dual Touch Chic G400 flip and F400 B&O slider
Hands-On Samsung’s F480 Prada Phone Knockoff (Verdict: I’ll Pass)

4) Others

iRiver phone:
Hands-on with iriver’s 3-inch touchscreen phone

nVidia phone:
NVIDIA shows off APX 2500 cellphone applications processor
nVidia’s GoForce 6100: no, it’s not another iPhone clone

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