Oh my. If you thought our first crop of stand slogans was the end of it, you were wrong. Over the last couple of days at Mobile World Congress, we shot a few more, just to ensure fairness to all those companies who plastered a crap motto across their stand. Carrying on from Part One...
9. Well, lime green certainly is vibrant.
Remember the big news yesterday about LG's MusicStation Max handset, which they're working on with Omnifone? You know, the one that you buy, sign up to a monthly contract, and then get unlimited music downloads for the duration of your contract? Pretty cool, eh?
Yes, [email protected] really is the name of Philips' upcoming mobile phone. It'll be fun going into Carphone Warehouse asking for that... But the candybar handset does have one innovation - there's a slot for a AAA battery in the bottom.
I have seen the future of mobile TV, and it's a reality show featuring a bunch of models in bikinis fighting it out to become the star of a glamour calendar. Possibly. And if it's not that, it's a sitcom about pasta.
Here's a nugget from my interview with LG's Jeremy Newing that I thought was worth spinning off as a separate story. It seems it'll only be a matter of months before LG releases the next phone in its Black Label series, following the Chocolate and Shine handsets (latter pictured).
After launching the touchscreen-only Viewty and Prada phones, you might think LG is keen to kill off the humble mobile keypad. But it seems consumers have said 'not so fast!' to the company, with the result that LG is now including slide-out keypads into a number of its touchscreen phones.
One of the more exciting things at this year's Mobile World Congress has been the appearance of several Google Android prototype handsets on technology firms' stands. Included among them is Qualcomm, which has this behemoth of circuitry showing an early version of Android.
It's been a hectic first day at Mobile World Congress, with Team Shiny spreading far and wide to seek out new phones, cool services, and interesting mobile people to interview. Feast your eyes on the stories and videos below:
Russian firm CBOSS makes convergent IT solutions for end-to-end automation of telecommunication enterprises. Its services include consulting, turnkey implementation and technical support, promising to guarantee mobile operators' operations quality while minimising operational and capital expenditures.
If you're struggling to get your head round that, don't worry: here's a video explaining the company's raison d'etre through the medium of interpretive dance. Sorry, they're fully dressed this year.
No, your eyes aren't kidding you. That really is the processor-shredding Second Life virtual world running on an iPhone. But how? And why is it so slow? Well, the answer is that it's a concept demo produced by mobile technology firm Comverse.