We wanted to be updated on the last technologies on mobile apps, see the new devices that will arrive on the market this year so we can get the most of all of them, so we went to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and to see ourselves what’s new on the mobile industry.
On the first day we went for a fast tour all around to see some of the star products of all the companies. In this tour we show that NFC is already here and most of the new devices are NFC enabled (most of the stands were using it to gather the information of the visitors).
Samsung came with 2 star products: the Samsung Galaxy Beam, a regular size mobile phone with an integrated pico projector, making it possible to project the screen of the device from the very own phone, something that looks very interesting for teaching or for a quick presentation… Any way the big star of their stand was the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, the 10.1-inch tablet has a dual-core 1.4GHz mobile CPU, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and a surface sensible to the pressure that with it’s stylus makes it a very powerful and versatile device.
Another interesting device was the ASUS PadFone that mixes a phone, a tablet and a netbook in one device in a very interesting combination, so you can “dock” the phone on the tablet and use the whole screen of the tablet (and it’s battery) and then dock the tablet on the keyboard to get a netbook.
Also we were checking the possibilities of the Nvidia Tegra 3, the core of many of the new phones and tablets in the MWC, a beast with 4 + 1 cores, 4 for the CPU demanding apps, and one extra one for the low consumption, so it can extend the battery duration.
Tomorrow we expect to have another interesting day mainly focused on the development part of the MWC, attending some developers sessions and talking with other developers.