My Thoughts on Mobile World Congress Featured In NMK

February 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Features & Editorials

While my articles about Mobile World Congress 2011 can be found on TrustedReviews, I’ve also been sharing my thoughts on the show as a whole with New Media Knowledge. Here is an exert of NMK’s feature, you can find the full article here.

Mobile World Congress 2011: A review

By Chris Lee

The organisers of last week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) claim it was the biggest ever, with more attendees, exhibitors and top CEOs delivering keynote speeches than previous expos. There were also more than 10,000 apps on show in the App Planet section, but which developments were most significant according to industry experts? NMK tapped up its contact book for answers.

Mighty Finn

There were also a host of significant announcements, with troubled mobile handset maker Nokia pre-empting the show by announcing a platform tie-in withMicrosoft, a move which apparently upset Google, whose Android platform is gaining huge traction in the mobile space.

According to freelance mobile journalist Gordon Kelly, this announcement stole the show before it had even started.

“The ramifications were felt throughout the show with contrasting opinions over whether it will be a success or not,” he told NMK. “Personally I think it is a massive win for Microsoft and a huge gamble by Nokia, which must be kicking itself for not buying Palm last year.”

Kelly added that Android continues to dominate, but he does not believe that the benefits of many hardware innovations such as near field communication (NFC) and multi-core processors will be felt until MWC 2012.

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[Note you can read my thoughts on Multi-core mobile phones in detail here]

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