HTC, Huawei, Microsoft and BlackBerry among device makers making waves at MWC 2015

BARCELONA, Spain--Mobile World Congress kicked off with a bang this year, with a plethora of device announcements. Dozens of OEMs are on hand to offer their wares and meet with carriers. Here is a small sampling of some of the high-profile device launches thus far at the conference:

HTC debuted its new flagship smartphone, the One M9. The device will be available in mid-March from AT&T Mobility (NYSE: T), Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ), T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) and Sprint (NYSE: S). The company also revealed a new fitness tracker geared toward serious athletes and surprisingly announced its entrance into the virtual-reality market with a VR headset. Article

Meanwhile, Huawei is also getting further involved in the wearables market and is hoping that the striking design of its new Android Wear-based smart watch, the Huawei Watch, will attract consumers ahead of Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) April launch of its first wearable, the Apple Watch. Huawei also unveiled the TalkBand B2, its second-generation smart wearable wristband that also doubles as a Bluetooth headset, as well as the TalkBand N1, a Bluetooth headset and earbud system that looks like a necklace and is designed to be worn while running. Article

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) reiterated that it will release at least one flagship Windows phone when it rolls out Windows 10 later this year, even as the company unveiled two new midrange Windows smartphones, the Lumia 640 and 640 XL. Article

BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) is going to flesh out its future device strategy tomorrow here at Mobile World Congress, but in the meantime the company is offering more of its core software and services to larger smartphone platforms, including Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android, Apple's iOS and Microsoft's Windows. Article