Its a Pad, Pad, Pad, Pad World

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Its a Pad, Pad, Pad, Pad World

Tablets were an unavoidable presence at the conference, with lots of attendees holding up the devices to capture video or photos from the show floor.

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Face Time With Facebook

In his keynote address, Facebook CTO Bret Taylor discussed the company's plans to push a mobile payment platform across countries.

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Watertight Strategy

Fujitsu shows off the waterproof capabilities of its smartphones and tablet devices by completely submerging them in a fish tank, albeit one without real fish.

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The Road Ahead

A PR rep shows off a sophisticated treadmill that can link to a user's smartphone in the Connected House pavilion.

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Biz in the Hall

Attendees crowd the main handset manufacturer exhibition hall on the second day of the conference, networking and smudging the screens of countless wireless devices.

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Sitting Pretty

An attendee waits for her portrait to be drawn using the Samsung Galaxy Note's sketching software.

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Android Unbound

The Android "booth" contained a slide, robots, sensory walls, claw machines stuffed with plush Android dolls, and dozens of tablets and phones running the latest version of the OS--Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Wireless Workouts

Athletes show off the features of MotoActv, Motorola's GPS fitness tracker and MP3 player, which also boasts a heart rate monitor and wireless music capability.

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Chrome Details

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt looks on as Android product management chief Hugo Barra demonstrates the mobile browsing features of Chrome for Android.

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A View from the Top

Across from the Plaça d'Espanya in Barcelona, the conference spreads out across the Fira convention center at the foot of Montjuïc palace.

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