Mobile World Congress 2017: Mobility monsters

At Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, there are eight huge halls, not to mention the vendor-decked hallways, plus another sub-convention center to visit. Mobile World Domination is a better word for the event. I’m reminded of the old days of CeBIT where 800,000 people made it to Hannover, Germany, in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

No more.

The GSMA has adroitly herded all things mobile to Barcelona instead. The recognizable big guns are here, minus a large Microsoft presence, and Apple is the invisible 800-pound gorilla.

You see, this is the house that Android built. Yes, there’s Sailfish (Android plus MeeGo) and remnants, even shards, of RIM and Blackberry here and there. But it’s Android. And the invisible gorilla. That HP is selling Windows 10 phones didn’t even make it on the radar. 

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