Our latest report covering analysis on the debate of Mobile World Congress is now available - here is a summary of the findings:
- Microsoft took the spotlight on 14th Feb as Steve Ballmer’s opening keynote had commentators talking about the new features and functionalities of WP7, with a focus on multitasking, Twitter integration and IE9.
- 3D technology returned to the fore, driven by LG’s Optimus Pad and Optimus 3D. The tablet elicited some negative feedback as consumers were unimpressed with the tablet’s anaglyph display and need for stereoscopic glasses.
- The Xperia Play remained prominent for Sony Ericsson as the handset was reviewed online. It’s main shortcoming came in the form of news that it would not be compatible with the PlayStation Store. This drove consumers to question why they would have to re-purchase their games in order to play them on the handset.
- MeeGo garnered attention following Intel’s demo of the new user interface for tablets and Fujitsu’s launch of its MeeGo-based netbook. Not all the attention was positive, however, as some commentators remarked they were left unsurprised that Nokia had moved over to WP7.
- Elsewhere, discussion of RIM and BlackBerry was boosted by interest in the BlackBerry Travel app and news that there would be two new PlayBook models launched later in the year. Commentators were particularly interested in rumours that the new models would have Android app integration.
- The first day of MWC marked the highest volume of discussion since tracking began.
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*This report was produced using data analysed from the period 27th Sep 2010 – 14th Feb 2011.