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Mobile World Congress 2010 – a few highlights

This week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona has seen a number of eye-catching announcements. Here’s a quick round-up of some of the things that we found particularly interesting.

Windows Phone – 7 Series Microsoft finally broke cover with the public announcement of their forthcoming mobile OS – Windows Phone 7 Series. More of a preview than a full launch, it seems that Microsoft are at last likely to make-up some ground lost to the iPhone in the consumer mobile space, particularly in terms of usability, entertainment and aesthetics. We’ve always been fans of Windows Mobile – after all CoPilot Live was first launched on the platform – and it’s great to see it turning heads with some long-overdue innovation.

New HTC Phones We love the look of the 3 new touchscreen smartphones announced by HTC: the Legend, Desire and Mini. As they all run Android or Windows Mobile operating system, they should all be compatible with CoPilot Live v8.

Toshiba TG02 the successor to last year’s TG01 continues in the same mould: huge hi-res screen, huge specs, running Windows Mobile 6.5, and of course in-built GPS.

The Wholesale Apps Initiative an alliance of some of the world’s leading phone manufacturers and operators to make it easier for developers to release apps across platforms and devices, while providing greater choice to consumers.

The buzz around Android the Android platform star is shining pretty brightly at Mobile World Congress, and it’s not just because of the presence of Google’s co-founder Eric Schmidt. Many of the leading operators and handset manufacturers at MWC made announcements about Android launches, and analysts are predicting huge growth in customer take-up over the next 12 months.

Vodafone took a swipe at Google only to see Google announce that it is ‘Mobile First’ and that it fully supports the mobile operator channel

Finally, among the many new and interesting phones and accessories on display at MWC, we really liked Powermat’s ability to charge your phone wirelessly on the move.

Will you wait for Windows Phone 7 series? Will you go with Apple or Android? Or perhaps WebOS, Samsung’s new Bada platform or Intel/Nokia’s MeeGo?

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