Mobile World Congress 2012 hints at future of tablets, smartphones

Mobile World Congress, a large convention for tech companies to reveal their latest and greatest phones and tablets, kicked off today in Barcelona, Spain. Photo credit: Pocket-Lint

Did you know that every year, there is an event called Mobile World Congress where the world’s top technology companies (like LG, Samsung and Nokia) show off their newest phone and tablet designs?

Well, if not, today was the first day of the huge event for companies to show off bigger, better, and smarter phones and tablets at MWC in beautiful Barcelona, Spain.

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is expected to host about 60,000 people this year.

Virtually the only major company that does not make an appearance at this event is Apple. They just like to do things their own way.

Some big news from the first day at Mobile World Congress:

It looks to be an interesting year for mobile computing, with devices at both ends of the spectrum getting more advanced. B2G phone and iPad 3 anyone?

I’m particularly excited to see what happens on the less expensive end of the smartphone and tablet markets.

Making them available to more people around the world should be interesting for the future of the content that people view on them.

Here’s a great example: YouTube spending $100 million to create original content for the site.

Are you looking forward to any mobile tech products this year?

Or is all of it just getting too confusing?

I’d love to know what your thoughts are about all this mobile tech, so please let me know in the comments!

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