Mobile World Congress, Day 1
Mobile World Congress opened its doors to 50,000 attendees in Barcelona today. The lines were long, but they went quite quickly. Much longer were the lines at local mobile stores, where non-local attendees flocked to purchase local mobile phones and SIM cards for Spain. A few notes from the first day of the conference:
- Interesting that Nokia opted not to have a visible presence
- Interesting announcement that Verizon is teaming up with Skype, hopefully prefacing a trend of mobile and VOIP teaming up rather than facing off as competitors
- Spoken/GotVoice had a partner meeting with Lilian Gaichies of StreamWide, one of GotVoice’s current enthusiastic partners, who expressed customers’ insistent demand for voice-to-text
Tonight, we join Acision for a cocktail reception in the booth in Hall 8–8A86. Come join us!