The latest news from Mobile World Congress 2011


Every year, the mobile phone headlines aren’t made at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, but at Mobile World Congress in Spain.

This week, we’ve seen launches from most of the big names in mobile phones, as well as some of the little guys. Check below to see what was announced!

HTC upgrades its lineup, adds Facebook and a tablet


HTC launched new phones and one tablet in Spain overnight, upgrading its lineup and throwing some new technology in for good measure.

LG makes 3D portable with a tablet and a phone


Following in the footsteps of Nintendo’s 3DS, LG is looking to the third dimension with the unveiling of the Optimus 3D and Optimus Pad.

Samsung announces Galaxy S2 phone, new Galaxy Tab


Not keen to get left behind, Samsung will be bringing no less than five Galaxy phones and one tablet this year, including updates to both the Samsung Galaxy S2 handset and Galaxy Tab mobile computer.

Sony launches Xperia Play, the first PlayStation-certified phone


While it’s not quite the “PlayStation Phone” we had hoped it would be, Sony’s announcement leads us to believe that the Xperia Play is the first mobile handset that gets close to that vision.

ZTE to bring the budget phones, Australian telcos to bite?


You may not have heard of them, but ZTE has been making phones for quite some time. Much like Huawei – makers of Telstra’s T-Touch Tab – ZTE is looking to bring some power to the budget game, competing with the likes of HTC, LG, and Samsung.