With several of the bigger players in the mobile world notably absent from this years' MWC festivities, several of the lesser-known manufacturers can take advantage of the spotlight.
Alcatel has a stake in matters too with the full-on flagship One Touch Idol X. It has a 1080p touchscreen at the front, quad-core processor, 13 MP snapper and a colorful design. Alcatel also endeavored into FireFox OS territory with the One Touch Fire. The One Touch Idol Ultra has a 4.65" 720p AMOLED screen, the One Touch Scribe HD is a 5" HD phone and finally there's the midrange One Touch Star.
We also snapped a couple of pictures of the Jelly Bean-running Acer Liquid E1.
We were able to get some hands-on time with the Slate 7, which HP has released as a direct rival to the Nexus 7.
If you like to see one of best 1080p screens on site check out our hands-on with the NTT DoComo-bound Fujitsu Arrows X F-02E.
There's a couple of unique offerings on hand, such as the Android-powered I'm Watch, the dual-screen LCD-slash-E-Ink combo YotaPhone and the ultra-rugged smartphone from Caterpillar.
The Xiaomi MI-2 landed in our grasp and we took some photos to compliment our impressions of it.
As for AMOLEDs we've had a run in with the NEC Medias Tab, which sports a 7" AMOLED screen, 249 g weight and a dual-core Krait - all on Android ICS.
My best phone fujistu arrows x
LOL Ubuntu for smartphones and tablets make iOS and Android look so outdated! I want one, hope developers join the ecosystem, it has future.
@Bart from Esato: no it's not, it looks cool but it's the next Kyocira Echo, a short lived phone @gilbs: I don't think either of those OSes will succeed, I actually think there's only room three major OSes and Android and IOS have secured their spo...