Mobile World Congress hit it off with 1600 exhibitors and 60.000 visitors, where HTC steals the show first launching a trio of mobiles running Android 4, Huawei claiming the crown of being offering the fastest device anytime anywhere. New Media Network are in Barcelona and will be reporting daily from the exhibition.
Nokia choosing a parallel strategy of both developing feature phones into low cost almost-smart phones with astonishing camera-quality, to reach mass market segments in parallel with a growing portfolio of Windows powered smartphones (Windows now finally promising Skype integration in a beta-version!) gets a lot of positive head-nodding amongst journalists
Adobe makes a move to reach mass markets by presenting a low cost Photoshop targeting their the Apple ecosystem! What a move.
Asus surprises the market with a innovative kombi solution, where mobile phones runs as the key feature, but can literally be parked inside a 10” tablet to run the larger screen for the consumers choice. You might even put it on top a specially designed keyboard if you want to work, not just surf.
Visa wants to be part of the big mobile world, teams up with Vodafone for a mobile payments provisioning service.
Any Norwegian companies around. Yes they are plenty and shining.
Boost is here of course finally well funded for international expansion. More about their offerings later.
Newcomer Wondercode is here with an intriguing content management system is working hard from Innovation Norway Stand; with self confidence he has the kind of product service and content providers now focusing the mobile platform needs.
Innovation Norway has the best Norwegian Stand ever. Elegant and efficiently supporting the more senior companies like Aspiro, Mobiletech, Gintel, PS WinCom, More Mobile and Nordic Semiconductor, but also younger companies like FXI Technologies, Pixavi, Mercury, Moota, Lapback, and TrustNorway.
Lots of good traction between the Norwegian exhibitors and their potential customers.
A great first day Great being here.