The Future Is Now

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The Future Is Now

Futuristic architecture and giant television screens greet attendees at this year’s Mobile World Congress in its new home in Barcelona.

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Mobile's New Home

This is the first year in the convention's new home, located in the sprawling, eight-hall venue at Barcelona's busy Fira Gran Via district.

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Mobile Security

Everyone knows mobile security is a big issue, and so are thirsty devices, which is why MWC offers these lock-and-leave secure charging stations that fit a wide variety of smartphones and tablets.

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The main show floor is in Hall 3, where most of the world's biggest handset manufacturers show off their flashiest, most desirable products and services.

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Aiming for Success

This year's convention offered visitors a series of themed networking suites—the Green Suite, located just beyond Hall 3, gave attendees the opportunity to chat and try their skills on the putting green.

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Androids Amok

While Google's absence left a noticeable void at the conference, there were reminders of the company's Android operating system everywhere—on smartphones, tablets, and with these Intel-sponsored plus robots.

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Connected Cars

A Ford representative explains Sync, a factory-installed, integrated in-vehicle communications and entertainment system that lets users make hands-free calls, control music and perform other functions with the use of voice commands.

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Internet Everywhere

Intel used a huge rotating globe to express its vision for a worldwide mobile ecosystem. The model took a team of artists five months to build.

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Dancing Dragons

Qualcomm enticed attendees with displays of traditional Spanish dancing while showing off the capabilities of its Snapdragon 800 system-on-a-chip (SoC) platform, designed for smartphones and other mobile devices.

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On Edge

Motorola's booth may have been tucked away in a corner of Hall 3, but it was worth the walk to see this giant forced perspective illustration of buildings in Barcelona and London.

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