Tech Recap: Mobile World Congress 2012
The latest and greatest of mobile electronics were showcased to the world at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona, Spain; held from February 27 through March 1. Nearly 70,000 attendees were privy to product reveals and showcases.
Here is a quick synopsis of some of the best of what they had to offer and what great products you may see in the coming months.
Microsoft showcased their new operating system which compared to previous versions is a total design overhaul. Using the same “metro” typography based design language found in the Windows phone, Zune products, and XboxLive interfaces, Microsoft has pushed this new operating system to new aesthetic heights. Microsoft says that it is easier to navigate and understand, but if you prefer the traditional windows interface that is always an option to go back to.
Although Windows 8 is available for preview download now. most users will not be able to experience the same execution in which the interface was showcased. Displayed at the MWC on a massive 82″ touch screen monitor, consumers who are on a standard non-touch screen monitor may be at a loss.
Smart phones at the MWC were ubiquitous, to say the least. Here are just a few of the new technologies that really stood out from the rest:
The Panasonic Eluga Power
This phone is equipped with a 5.0” 1280×720 display, a 1.5 GHz dual core s4 Snapdragon processor, a 8MP Camera and running on Android 4.0. The Eluga Power weighs in a only 133g and also has 8GB of Flash memory. This super Smartphone is also water and dustproof, and not to mention almost as thin as a piece of paper.
The Samsung Galaxy Beam
This phone has a 4” 480×800 display, a dual core 1 GHz processor and is equipped with 8GB of flash memory. In addition to the 5MP camera this phone also has an integrated projector that is good for up to 50” displays (15 ANSI lumen).
For a full recap, visit mobileworldcongress.com