Highlights of MWC 2011
Mobile World Congress 2011 threw up a lot of interesting new devices. Let's take a look at what I think were the highlights of MWC 2011.
HTC Incredible S/Desire S
The HTC Desire S is an evolution of the popular Desire. It runs the latest version of HTC Sense, on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Processor power is the same, but Gingerbread makes the Desire S faster than its predecessor.
The Incredible S is another welcome addition to Europe. The original Incredible was popular in the US on Verizon's network, and I really liked its chunky design. An interesting feature of the Incredible S is that the large home, menu, back, and search buttons rotate automatically when the phone's screen rotates. A small touch, but it's nice to see HTC really concentrating on attention to detail.
The Atrix is one of the first dual-core smartphones. What does that mean? Well, this phone is incredibly fast. Motorola wanted to really focus on power; the Atrix has a 1Ghz dual-core CPU, and a huge 1GB of RAM. It also has a 5 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture, and runs Android 2.2 Froyo.
Samsung Galaxy S II
I've never been ashamed of my views that the Galaxy S was an overrated device. I thought that it was a rip-off of the iPhone 3GS in terms of design, and I really didn't like Samsung's TouchWiz UI. The Galaxy S II runs Gingerbread, and has had everything good about the Galaxy S made just that little bit better. It now features an 8 megapixel camera, with full 1080p video recording. The device also has one of Samsung's beautiful Super AMOLED Plus displays, and at 4.3 inches, is simply stunning.
Coming up next: the lows of MWC 2011.