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Mobile World Congress: Taking a BYTE Out of Barcelona!

We arrived in Barcelona two days before the show started. The city is gorgeous, famous for its Gaudi architecture. The picture below, taken from Wikipedia because there are cranes now all over it during its completion, shows the famous Basilica I Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia. Construction began in 1882 and has proceeded off and on since. Now, in 2011, it is only halfway complete. The name Gaudi, as it refers to the architecture so prevalent here, refers to Catalan architect Antoni Gaud
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Nokia's CEO held a press conference the night before the show began to clarify the confusion regarding its recently-announced deep partnership with Microsoft -- to put Windows Phone 7 on Nokia phones. No new hardware to show except these quick mock-ups, which were only flashed briefly.

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