We've been in Barcelona for the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011. Here's our report from the final day, with a focus on applications - and thoughts about next year's technological innovations.
Motorola Mobility has today announced that The Carphone Warehouse, Best Buy, Currys and PC World will all be offering its XOOM tablet in the UK.
XOOM is expected to hit the UK in Q2 this year.
Solar technology company Intivation, which is based in Amsterdam, has revealed the Umeox Apollo mobile phone this week.
It's an Android smartphone with an embedded solar charger offering extended battery life. The phone will be produced by Chinese manufacturer Umeox.
Orange's move into mobile contactless services has continued with the launch of the Samsung Wave 578. It's an NFC-equipped handset running Samsung’s bada 1.1 operating system.
The Samsung Wave 578 will appear first on Orange networks in Spain, Poland and France before being rolled out to other European countries. However, Orange UK won't be offering this particular device.
Digital security company Gemalto has announced a new service called Facebook for SIM. It embeds Facebook in a SIM card, enabling mobile network operators to offer the service to customers without a data connection.
Participating networks can offer the service free for a trial period before introducing a flat-rate subscription charge.