MWC 2014: here’s what’s next for the smartphone industry

Next week marks the coming of an annual ritual: Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest trade show devoted to the wireless industry. This is the place where the Samsungs, HTCs, AT&Ts, and Vodafones of the world rub shoulders in scenic Barcelona. Deals that will shape the future of wireless are made and broken right here on the Mediterranean. Big phones (both literally and figuratively) are announced. Trends are established. Sometimes, Eric Schmidt says crazy things. Even Windows 8, only tangentially related to the mobile world, was fully unveiled here. For phone lovers — and pretty much anyone with a smartphone, for that matter — it’s an important few days to keep an eye on.

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