The Mobile World Congress was held last week in Barcelona. This is one of, if not the, biggest mobile tech show in the world attracting over 50,000 participants. This event led to a flurry of articles and here are the ones I found most interesting:
- CNET has a long article providing in-depth coverage of the Hot Trends at Mobile World Congress. If you only want to read one article, scan this one.
- Pew's Generations and Their Gadgets report shows that 85% of adult Americans have a cell phone and 90% of all U.S. households have at least one cell phone. I think we can call this ubiquity. For those who don't want to read the report, CNET nicely summarizes it.
- Reuters yet again covers mobile payments, this time looking at the telcos and major banks. Mobile payments has to be the most covered tech sector around.
- Mobile Commerce Daily reports on an Adobe survey showing that 62% of smartphone users have purchased physical goods with their mobile device in the last 6 months. Good article with lots of interesting data.
- Pocket Gamer covers iPad competitors from a gamers point of view, but still does a nice job reviewing the new tablets.
- Mashable has a nice infographic on Mobile World Congress Buzz.