Thursday, February 14, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, February 11 2008] Korean Firms Show Off New Phones in Barcelona

A major showcase for future mobile handsets and technologies, the Mobile World Congress 2008 takes place in Barcelona from Monday to Thursday. The congress is the world's biggest event for the mobile industry, bringing together the world's GSM service providers and mobile phone manufacturers. GSM is the most popular standard for mobile phones in the world, adopted by over 80 percent of the global market.

This year's congress attracted around 1,300 companies including Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, LG and Vodafone, to show off the industry's latest technologies. Particular attention is on a variety of touch-screen phones to be released this year following the success of Apple's iPhone early last year, heralding a fierce counterattack by the traditional big names in the mobile phone industry.

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