James Rosewell and Mark Bridge report from Mobile World Congress 2012. In today's programme they talk about Wednesday's events - including the beta release of Windows 8 - and plan their final day at the Barcelona show.
Microsoft has taken advantage of Mobile World Congress to announce the public ‘preview’ version of Windows 8.
It also demonstrated the updated operating system running on a variety of tablet and laptop devices.
Doro, which leads the European easy-to-use mobile phone market, has announced plans to produce an Android smartphone.
It’s also working on dedicated applications and says it will expand the ‘Doro Experience’ to tablets and PCs.
Tecmobile, a UK-based handset manufacturer, has revealed a portfolio of nine new mobile phones. The company is an Original Design Manufacturer, which means these devices will be available for rebranding or customisation by distributors, retailers and network operators.
Santok Enterprises, the company behind the new tecmobile brand, has been in the mobile industry since 1993.
Samsung Electronics has announced a partnership with Toyota Motor Corporation that’ll help Samsung’s smartphones connect with Toyota’s in-vehicle entertainment systems.
The project is called Samsung Car Mode Application and it’ll use smartphone-based voice controls for navigation, location-based services and other functions.