MWC launches begin

Phones, Phones, Phones

Valentine’s day saw the first phone launches announced at Mobile World Congress 2010, well at press launches held in nightclubs around the event venue.

Samsung Wave Samsung’s first Bada OS phone has arrived, the touchscreen Wave or S8500. Featuring a 1GHz processor and a striking 3.3” super-AMOLED screen, technology to make the display brighter, and clearer in sunlight. The phone  carries a new version of the very usable Samsung TouchWiz interface and is the first phone to ship with Bluetooth 3.0 onboard.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro Sony Ericsson Vivas Pro Sony Ericsson meanwhile are exhibiting three new phones, all mini-me versions of existing products. The Xperia X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro are both 1GHz and Android powered and the Vivaz Pro is a Symbian phone, running at 720MHz and capable of taking HD video. The Pro part here means that a slide out QWERTY keyboard has been added, increasing the Vivaz’s width by only 2mm.

(Pictures courtesy of GSM Arena)