Mobile World Congress 2013: We're here bringing you the news that matters
Mobile World Congress 2013 kicks off on Monday in Barcelona, with the gathering of the great and the good of all things mobile assembled to unveil the latest products and reveal the hottest mobile trends. We're here in Barcelona to bring you all the news as it happens from all corners of the conference.
The announcements have already started, with early news coming from LG, with the detailing of the LG Optimus G Pro, new L and F ranges. But what else does the company have in stock?
Samsung hasn't scheduled a press conference for this year at MWC 2013, instead rumours are pointing to a 14 March Unpacked event Samsung Galaxy S IV launch. However, the Korean mobile giant has unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, which crosses the line between the Note II, a phone, and the Note 10.1, a tablet.
HTC went early with its announcement and we're not expecting to hear much more from it in Barcelona. But you can read all about the new HTC One flagship Android phone.
Nokia does have something in the wings though. Rumoured to be another couple of Windows Phone 8 handsets, dubbed the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720, it would be the rumoured Eos super camera phone that would get us excited. We'll bring you all the news, as it happens.
However many have been eyeing the Chinese manufacturers coming into Mobile World Congress 2013. The biggest splash may well come from ZTE or Huawei. But we have teased about forthcoming announcements, with ZTE lining up a Firefox OS handset, as well as the Grand Memo, growing the screen size even more.
Huawei, on the other hand, promised more innovation at its press conference at CES 2013 and we're expecting to see the arrival of the Huawei Ascend P2. Both Huawei and ZTE are looking to raise their brand profiles outside of China: it looks like big, powerful, affordable, handsets are on the agenda.
Then we have the likes of Sony Mobile, looking to maintain the momentum started with the Sony Xperia Z at CES 2013. The company is expected to make some more announcements, as are Acer and Asus.
We'll see the latest innovation from Intel, Qualcomm and Nvidia. But that's just the big names.
As in previous years, we'd expect excitement to come from the surprises, the innovative, the weird and the wonderful. We'll be on the ground to bring you the news that matters as it unfolds. You can keep track of everything on our dedicated Mobile World Congress 2013 homepage.
We will keep you posted.