MWC 2011: Best mobile phones from MWC 2010
T3's first look at the most desirable smartphones to land at the mobile expo
Mobile World Congress to give it its official name, kicks off on the 14th February, which as you've probably realised, is not too far away. The Barcelona expo has in recent years, become the perennial breeding ground for the hottest new smartphones, that in the not too distant future will make you wish you could break your phone contract immediately.
You've checked out the MWC 2011 rumours, so to recap on the mobile phones that got us hot under the tech collar in Barcelona last year, see below for our pick of the best phones to land at MWC 2010.
Winner of T3's prestigious 2010 Phone of the Year award, the HTC Desire stood out of the crowd with its 3.7-inch AMOLED multitouch display, speedy 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and sleek overall look. We loved it, you loved it, and HTC no doubt loved the attention too.
Joining the Desire, the HTC Legend shimmered in all its aluminium unibody glory. Also hosting a 3.7inch AMOLED touchscreen display, an optical joystick and Android 2.1, the Legend rightfully earned a top 20 place in T3's Hot 100.
Remember Bada? Well before Samsung struck gold with the Galaxy S, the Wave introduced Samsung's Bada open source mobile platform. Sporting a sizeable 3.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen with WVGA (800x400) resolution the Wave was definitely a MWC 2010 headline-grabber.
Yet more evidence that Motorola was back on the road to recovery, hte unconventional Backflip opened up like a book. Throw in Android 1.5 OS ( upgradeable to Android 2.1) and the social networking-friendly MotoBlur OS, and the former RAZR had another Android great on their hands.
Throwing something of a curve ball at the T3 team in Barcelona, this solar-powered, GPS-enabled phone was a surprising hit. Sporting a 2.8-inch touchscreen a pedometer and GPS for tracking your runs, it also let you download Puma apps, and swap photos easily to another Puma Phone.