The 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona ended on February 15-th after gathering an estimated total of 55,000 people (10% more than last year) from all over the world at a showcase of the latest and greatest in the mobile communications industry. More than 1,300 exhibitors took part in the event, organized by the GSM Association. Over 2,250 media representatives plunged into the action and reported live straight from the source. The Barcelona authorities and public transport managed with a remarkable ease to host a wide-scale event as the 3GSM Congress.
Several mobile handset awards were given this year. The "Best GSM Mobile Handset or Device" title went to the Samsung D900 while the two "Best 3GSM Mobile Handset or Device" awards went to the Sony Ericsson K800 and the Samsung Z560. The Motorola MOTOFONE 3 snatched the new "Best Ultra Low Cost Handset" award for its innovative design and technology. The 3GSM World Congress 2008 will be held again in Barcelona next year.
Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia region in Spain. The city is located along the Mediterranean coast, south of the Pyrenees. The population of the metropolis is near 4.6 (the city alone - 1.6) million people. Barcelona is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, due to its good climate and its cultural offerings. Barcelona citizens have a certain hunch for sports - the city hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics and it's also very popular with its football team FC Barcelona.