10:10 AM -- Expect new faces not features to steal the show at next week’s Mobile World Congress as different handset vendors will get a chance to grab the spotlight in Barcelona.
With Samsung Corp. forgoing its usual big press conference, Apple Inc. as absent as ever, Nokia Corp. having exhausted itself talking up the Lumia at CES and a spokeswoman claiming Motorola Mobility Inc. will only rehash old news, there's room for a number of other handset makers to shine. And, there are also a number of them that need to do so.
Here's what companies I'm expecting -- and hoping -- to see step up to the plate:
The handset makers will all be vying for attention at the show from a number of other, less sexy, but no less hot, categories like Wi-Fi offload, small cells and VoLTE, but amongst the handset makers, it's a battle to show the best in Spain.
Check back to our MWC site to see which companies lived up to their promise and which fell short.
— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile