BARCELONA, Spain (AVING Special Report on ‘2008 MWC’) — <Visual News> “Mobile phone is now internet machine.” Son Jung-eui, CEO of the Softbank Mobile Company, defined 2008 as the first year of mobile internet age at his keynote speech during WMC 2008 in Barcelona.

More than 55,000 visitors attended and 1,200 exhibitors hosted the world’s premier mobile event, the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress 2008 came to a close. “The record attendance figures at this year’s Congress reflect both the extraordinary and compelling conference program, which covered a broad range of topics from Long-Term Evolution to made-for-mobile short films to the environment, and the high quality of the exhibition,” said John Hoffman, CEO of the GSMA’s conference division.

(Picture: Son Jung-eui, CEO of the Softbank Mobile Company)

(Top 5 new release: LG’s KF700 model)

(Top 5 new release: Samsung’s SOUL)

(Top 5 new release: Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA X1 model)

(Top 5 new release: Nokia’s N96 model)

(Top 5 new release: Motorola’s Z10 model)

(Picture: Google phone using Android platform showcased by ARM)

(Picture: LTE technology introduced by LG)

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