Mobile World Congress 2013 kicks off

BARCELONA, Spain--The 2013 Mobile World Congress trade show officially got underway here on Monday, and the Fierce team was out in force, attending keynotes and press conferences, roaming the show floor and the halls of the new venue, the Fira Gran Via. There is so much news coming out of Barcelona that there is not nearly enough room in our newsletter to handle it all. Here are some of the stories you might have missed from Barcelona. For all of our Mobile World Congress news, please check back throughout the week at our MWC min-site. Meanwhile, here are more Fierce MWC stories:

  • Huawei releases Ascend P2 smartphone
  • Nokia Siemens CEO: We will be one of three surviving network vendors
  • Nokia debuts feature-rich, lower priced Lumia 520 and 720 Windows Phones
  • LG expands Optimus lineup, emphasizes LTE devices
  • Ericsson CEO: 90% of network traffic will be video
  • Vodafone, Telef√≥nica CEOs explain their OTT responses, lambaste regulatory stipulations
  • Oovoo to refresh iOS, Android apps in June; promises BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone apps this year
  • MasterCard launches MasterPass digital payments platform
  • Ford forges partnership with Spotify, expands AppLink
  • Intel sees Tizen as mobile growth opportunity
  • Broadcom targets 2014 as sweet spot for LTE smartphones
  • Nokia to focus marketing more on products and features, less on Lumia brand