Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona

Global mobile technology event expects up to 60,000 visitors
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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