Mobile World Congress 2014 Day One [Liveblog]

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This year we’re covering the Barcelona Mobile World Congress a little differently. Each day there will be one liveblog post here on Cult of Mac and one on Cult of Android.

Instead of gathering up press releases and writing them up in the press office at the show, and then hitting the parties, we’ll be posting quick photos and snippets of info from the show floor itself (and from the parties, if we don’t lose our phones).

Think of it as a kind of Instagram/Twitter hybrid, only right here on the site. Currently the newest posts are at the top, reverse-chronological style. And if you want us to check something out, Tweet us @mistercharlie or @killianbell.

Check it out:

February 24, 2014 2:04 pm PDTCharlie Sorrel

That’s all folks. Signing out until tomorrow morning.

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February 24, 2014 2:03 pm PDTCharlie Sorrel

iPod cufflinks as worn by NYT’s Kit Eaton

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February 24, 2014 11:35 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

The BOB “Bubble Over Barcelona” party. Full of all your favorite NYT and TechCrunch writers.

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February 24, 2014 7:27 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

Signing off until this evening’s events. See ya.

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February 24, 2014 7:27 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

The Fira 2 venue, with barriers to keep out riff-raff and protesters.

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February 24, 2014 6:10 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

This is the press lounge at the MWC.

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February 24, 2014 6:06 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

Look what I found on Killian’s Microsoft Surface.

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February 24, 2014 4:53 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

This guy had the worlds most awesome combover.

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February 24, 2014 4:48 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

Did our own Buster Heine sneak into MWC without telling us?

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February 24, 2014 4:43 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

I missed it with this picture, but a tangle of tumbleweed just tumbled by.

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February 24, 2014 4:35 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

Officially sanctioned graffiti. Because it’s cool to be corporate.

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February 24, 2014 4:28 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

130 cellphones in a bullet-time rig, over on the sandisk stand.

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February 24, 2014 4:25 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

Hooks up via Bluetooth. Also, remember Binatone?

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February 24, 2014 4:23 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

Oaxis’s e-ink screen pairs with the iPhone and can be used for anything. Like a bike computer or GPS.

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February 24, 2014 4:14 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

No comment.

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February 24, 2014 4:05 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

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February 24, 2014 4:02 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

I could swear I’ve seen this somewhere before…

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February 24, 2014 3:57 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

Cough.

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February 24, 2014 3:50 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

Pretty pretty. Golla’s ‘Air’ range. Ironically, no iPad Air cases.

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February 24, 2014 3:47 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

Is it me, or is there something wrong with these icons?

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February 24, 2014 3:47 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

Gesture-driven games. Only 10% less dorky than virtual reality.

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February 24, 2014 3:38 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

Where’s Waldo?

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February 24, 2014 3:29 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

Braven’s new bike-friendly waterproof, rugged speaker comes out next week. $229. They tell me it sounds R.A.D rad.

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February 24, 2014 3:28 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

The Incipio Focal. Adds camera controls and a grip to the iPhone, for $79. Available soon.

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February 24, 2014 3:26 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

Incipio’s case adds NFC to your iPhone. I have a feeling NFC might let the U.S finally stop using mag strip credit cards.

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February 24, 2014 2:50 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

Fitbit has a challenge at the show. The person who does the most exercise wins a free extra year of life.

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February 24, 2014 2:42 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

HTC has the Champions League trophy on its stand. That’s for football. Or soccer to our stateside viewers.

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February 24, 2014 2:17 am PDTCharlie Sorrel

Killian’s looking for a rape alarm so he doesn’t get mugged on the way back to the hotel

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