Indeed, we found this year at 3GSM that fewer exhibitors were present; there were fewer visitors, and few innovative product announcement from major manufacturers. This leads to a half-tones record that leave an impression rather disappointing.
Logical or not, this conference is inked in a period of crisis which is nevertheless marked by the advent of Android and the announcement of Windows Phone 7 Series.
Two new browsers for iPhone and Blackberry
First of all, there is the “Opera Mini” for the iPhone with the publisher Opera Software that claims a speed improvement through better data compession. However multicast is absent. A question remains unanswered : is Apple going validate this alternative browser on its Apple Store? Because the firm has relaxed its policy and now it tolerates browsers, Opéra Minni is positioned as a big competitor for Safari.
On the other hand, for Blackberry, RIM has introduced a new browser that should simplify navigation. This browser is based on Webkit (like the iPhone) and it should have much more flexibility and ergonomics. It will be available in the coming months.
Sony: the Xperia X10 Mini, the ideal solution for professionals
The X10 Mini Pro Xperia Sony Ericsson seems to be a must. Its terminak with an organize size – smaller than a business card – and with a sliding keyboard makes this mobile so singular besause of its thinness and its power.
The Japanese DoCoMo has invented a helmet that is controlled through eye movements. It plugs into an MP3 player and allows for example to increase the volume by looking down, but also move to another song looking up to heaven.
The U.S giant has introduced the new generation of “pico-projectors” that are able of producing higher resolution through the switch from VGA to WVGA. It’s a technology that connects directly to the smartphone.
In conclusion, it is on a rather disppointing that closes the 2010 edition of the Mobile World Congress, with a lack of truly innovative products from leading manufacturers like Nokia, Samsung or LG. However, HTC has managed to stay at the forefront of new models with Android and its interface Sense rather successful. The biggest news is for the mobile OS with Bada Samsung and the promising Windows Phone 7 Series of Microsoft, the most significant product of the show.