Mobile World Congress – Day Two

So day two of MWC is done and dusted already, let’s take a look at what’s been happening.

Various Brands:

Big news for application lovers, twenty-four leading telecoms companies have united against Apple. The Wholesale Applications Community is a new project that will eventually rival Apple’s app store. The platform will be open source, allowing developers to build an app once then share it between several different carriers, devices and operating systems.

HTC:

Today was a big day for HTC with announcements being made here there and everywhere.  The HTC Legend was finally made official, sporting the new edition of the Sense UI, Leap. Other key features include Android 2.1 and a rather impressive 3.2 AMOLED WVGA Display.

The HTC Bravo also hogged the spotlight, but with a new title – HTC Desire. As expected it shares an uncanny resemblance to the Google Nexus One both inside and out. Packed inside is a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, Android 2.1 and Adobe Flash 10.1 support.

Entering the Micro World is the HTC HD2 Mini. It comes running Windows Mobile 6.5, a 600MHz processor and sports a nifty 3.2″ HVGA display.

LG:

LG swerved MWC, deciding to set up its own booth outside the event. Now we have a better understanding behind that decision, there was nothing new announced, but the company did show off a few handsets. The LG GT540 is an Android device that was announced some time ago, there’s not a lot more to shout about; instead they just flaunted its social networking skills.

Running on Intel’s Moorestown platform the LG GW990 is a mini tablet, so to speak. It packs a 45nm Atom-Core Pineview Processor (Similar to a netbook), 3G with HSPA, Wi-Fi and a graphics controller.

Announced just before MWC, the LG GD880 Mini is dedicated to social networkers. Top features include a 3.2″ touchscreen and 5mp camera.

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