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Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona

Global mobile technology event expects up to 60,000 visitors

Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
A sign hangs at the entrance to the 2012 Mobile World Congress exhibition site in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
A pedestrian takes a photograph of the sign hanging outside the entrance to the 2012 Mobile World Congress exhibition site in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
Taxi cabs wait for customers outside the entrance to the 2012 Mobile World Congress exhibition site in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
Nokia Oyj flags fly inside the 2012 Mobile World Congress exhibition site in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
The 2012 Mobile World Congress exhibition site is seen in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
Huawei Technologies Co. advertisements hang inside the 2012 Mobile World Congress exhibition site in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
Passengers wait on the platform as a subway train arrives at a metro station in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
Security guards stand near the entrance to the Mobile World Congress exhibition site in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
A visitor speaks on his mobile phone above a Samsung Electronics Co. advertisement at the 2012 Mobile World Congress exhibition site in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
A Huawei Technologies Co. Ascend D quad mobile phone, which runs on the Android 4.0 operating system, stands on display at a launch event prior to the Mobile World Congress exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
A Fujitsu Ltd. F07D Apollo smartphone is seen in this arranged photograph in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
The camera function is displayed on a Fujitsu Ltd. F07D Apollo smartphone in this arranged photograph in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
A visitor photographs the side profile of a Huawei Technologies Co. Ascend D quad mobile phone at a launch event prior to the Mobile World Congress exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
An employee displays Huawei Technologies Co.'s latest tablet device for photographers at a launch event prior to the Mobile World Congress exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
Visitors inspect the latest Huawei Technologies Co. Ascend D quad mobile phones, which run on the Android 4.0 operating system, at a launch event prior to the Mobile World Congress exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
An employee displays Huawei Technologies Co.'s latest tablet device for photographers at a launch event prior to the Mobile World Congress exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
An employee displays Huawei Technologies Co.'s latest tablet device for photographers at a launch event prior to the Mobile World Congress exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
An employee holds a Huawei Technologies Co. Ascend D quad mobile phone, which runs on the Android 4.0 operating system, during a launch event prior to the Mobile World Congress exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
The logo of Huawei Technologies Co. is displayed at a launch event for the company's latest Ascend D quad mobile phone prior to the Mobile World Congress exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. (Bloomberg)