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The Nokia 808 PureView certainly made a splash at MWC 2012, pinning the company back on the cameraphone map in an extremely advantageous position. We had Nokia's Damian Dinning tell us more about his team's baby and how it came to be.
This year's MWC saw some selective releases from brands which either did not have a press event, or are simply lesser-known. ZTE made its presence felt by releasing a new flagship device. Fujitsu impressed wtih waterproof devices.
While Samsung did not have the kind of massive presence of past years, they still showed off two new 10.1" tablets. The Galaxy Note 10.1 brings the S-Pen to the large screen, while the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is happy with its sequel role. The projector-enabled Samsung Galaxy Beam was also revealed.
Nokia announced the Belle-running Nokia 808 PureView, a jaw-dropping 41MP cameraphone. A global version of the Lumia 900 was announced too along with more affordable phones like the Nokia Lumia 610, as well as three Asha phones - the 302, 202 and the 203.
HTC enter the MWC with a brand new lineup: the HTC One series. The most impressive is the oft-leaked One X. A 1.5Ghz quad-core makes it the company's most powerful smartphone to date. The other smartphones in the line, the One XL, V, and S will all feature Beats audio.
Sony's pre-MWC event delivered the Xperia P and the Xperia U to the public. The smaller siblings of the Xperia S have the same characteristic design but each has it own quirks to charm the audience. The Xperia P is made out of a single piece of aluminum, while the Xperia U has a color-changing glowing transparent strip and and exchangeable bottom piece.
Huawei jumped the gun at this year's Mobile World Congress. They stormed into the limelight with a fresh lineup of smart devices. The Ascend D quad and D quad XL are their first quad-core smartphones, with the dual-core Ascend D1 trailing at a respectable distance. They are also teasing a 10-inch MediaPad with a FullHD screen.
LG's Pre-MWC Media Preview gave us a chance to spend some time with the new line of Optimus devices. Not that there were any surprises, as the company was showcasing the already announced Optimus 4X HD, 3D Max, Optimus Vu and Optimus L3, L5 and L7. But still, it's nice to see them live.