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Samsung Galaxy Gear, Nokia X, firefox phones and the best MWC launches

Mobile World Congress sets the trends for the rest of the year

A woman speaks on the phone as she walks by a Mobile World Congress entrance in Barcelona. The GSMA Mobile World Congress represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry. (REUTERS)

A man checks a Nokia XL at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. (AP Photo)

Huawei CEO Richard Yu shows the MediaPad X1, priced at 399 euros, the world's slimmest 7-inch LTE Cat4-enabled all-in-one phablet. (REUTERS)

Huawei CEO Richard Yu talks about the TalkBand B1 during a Huawei presentation. (REUTERS)

Nokia's Chief Executive Stephen Elop holds up the Nokia X at its unveiling at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Nokia, soon to be acquired by Microsoft Corp, is turning to software created by arch-rival Google for a new line of phones it hopes will make it a late contender in the dynamic low-cost smartphone market. (REUTERS)

The Nokia X series phones will rely upon an open version of the Android mobile software system created by Google that has become the world's most popular software used in smartphones. (REUTERS)

Visitors check out products at the ZTE stand . From Qualcomm and Intel to MediaTek , Marvell and Broadcom, the suppliers of the crucial components that power smartphone applications and drive high-speed wireless connections are scrambling to capitalize on opportunities taking shape as Chinese brands and telecoms carriers such as China Mobile gear up for 4G LTE, or Long-Term Evolution. (REUTERS)

A man is seen next to a Firefox logo at a Mozilla stand during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, in this February 28, 2013 file picture. A paper released by the mobile industry's GSM Association ahead of this week's congress in Barcelona noted that at least 36 telecoms operators had pledged support for one of the four open source challengers - Firefox, Ubuntu, Tizen and Sailfish. But the GSMA said that if anyone is to make a dent it needs to win at least 5 percent market share within the next year or so "to have a chance of being a long-term competitor." Leading the charge at Barcelona is Mozilla Corp, best known for its open source Firefox browser, and whose Firefox mobile OS is already on three devices sold by four operators in more than a dozen markets. (REUTERS)

A model holds the ZTE Open C, which runs the Firefox mobile OS, at the Mobile World Congress. (Reuters)

WhatsApp Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Jan Koum holds up a mobile phone as he delivers a keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress. The world's biggest messaging service WhatsApp will add voice calls to its product in the second quarter of this year, Koum said, days after its blockbuster $19 billion acquisition by Facebook. (REUTERS)

Japanese electornic supplier Panasonic's new Toughpad handsets are displayed at the company's stand. Panasonic said it will make a partial return to the smartphone market with two high-cost models, marketed at business customers as counterparts to its hard-wearing Toughbook laptops and Toughpad tablets. (REUTERS)

A model holds a curved G Flex smartphone by LG Electronics (REUTERS)

A model displays an Alcatel OneTouch Idol2 Mini S handset at the company's stand at the Mobile World Congress. Alcatel-Lucent said it would stay out of a brewing price war in the telecom equipment market and set itself apart with better service and new products, including those from a partnership announced on Sunday with Intel Corp. (REUTERS)

The Blackphone, an Android software-based mobile which encrypts texts, voice calls and video chats, is displayed during the Mobile World Congress. Following the Edward Snowden snooping revelations, there is growing interest in a range of mobile phone products with one central selling point: privacy. (REUTERS)

NTT DoCoMo President and CEO Kaoru Kato holds up a stuffed dog as he delivers a keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress. NTT Docomo's wearable "Pet Fit Tag" is a wireless device which attaches to a dog collar to remotely check on a dogs condition and whereabouts through an owner's smartphone. (REUTERS)

JK Shin, President and Head of IT and Mobile Communication Division of Samsung Electronics, wears the company's new Gear Fit fitness band during its launching ceremony. (Reuters)

The new Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch. Samsung Electronics unveiled the new smart watch and a fitness band along with the latest version of its flagship Galaxy smartphone on Monday, demonstrating how the battleground for innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist. (REUTERS)

The new Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch. (REUTERS)

A woman wears the new Samsung Gear 2, right, and at the Samsung Gear Fit , left, at the Mobile World Congress. (AP Photo)

President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications Kunimasa Suzuki presents the Xperia Z2 tablet during the Mobile World Congress. (AP photo)

A water-proof Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone and a Sony Xperia Z2 tablet are seen in a wet tank. ( REUTERS)

A Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone and a Sony Xperia Z2 tablet are display at the company's stand during the Mobile World Congress. (REUTERS)

A man shows the new Sony Xperia Z2 at the Mobile World Congress. (AP photo)

The Sony's Smart Watch 2, left, and the new Sony Xperia Z2 are displayed at the Mobile World Congress (AP photo)

A model holds up an Oral-B smartphone-connected toothbrush at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 25, 2014. The toothbrush, to be sold under Proctor & Gamble's Oral-B brand, has a Bluetooth 4.0 link to a smartphone app that can be programmed with the help of a dentist and can give personalized advice to help people improve their brushing. (REUTERS)