Day one of the newly branded Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona and, aside from the name change, it appeared to be business as usual.
The show formerly known as 3GSM is always a busy one, with many mobile and telecoms companies choosing to announce their latest company news on the first day of the show.
However, this year the vendors were not only competing with each other to make the biggest splash; the European Commission's competition commissioner and mobile industry public-enemy number-one Viviane Reding was on hand to inject some consumer rights into proceedings. Reding has already taken the operators to task over roaming voice charges, but she chose exactly the right moment to raise the Commission's next regulatory target — mobile data roaming.
I'm currently sitting in Microsoft's big Mobile World Congress press conference.... [11 Feb 2008]
This just in from the GSMA — the organisation that represents mobile operators... [11 Feb 2008]
Nokia's unveiled a widely-trailed clutch of phones — no, no Nok-iPhone — including the 6210 Navigator... [11 Feb 2008]
... and we're in the press room. The wi-fi in the press room is as good as always, so I'm on the wired computers...[11 Feb 2008]
Team ZDNet has successfully decanted itself onto the Gatwick Express, into the EasyJet Airbus of Dreams, shuffled dolefully along the First Giant Queue Of Many... [11 Feb 2008]