5G is Now

Huawei’s rotating chairman, Guo Ping, used his keynote to go on the offensive against such American charges as Huawei’s rampant IP theft and Huawei telecom gear spying on us.

Move over, Oculus. Oculus’s rival, HTC, demonstrated a headset called Vive Focus, an all-in-one system that requires no external gaming PC to run VR.

Xiaomi launched 5G Mi Mix 3, packed with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor and X50 5G modem, a 6.39-inch AMOLED display, dual-lens camera on both front and back, 3,800-mAh battery, and Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10.

T-Mobile was talking about its plans, after approval of its merger with Sprint, to take on cable giants like Charter and Comcast, by delivering fixed wireless access (FWA) residential broadband — to more than half of the U.S. by 2024

Ubiquitous now in the depths of any trade show are itinerant interviewers, holding up a microphone and a mobile phone simultaneously at any conventioneer willing to stop and talk

The Rinspeed SNAP car on display at the SAP stand, designed by Swiss company Rinspeed AG in collaboration with SAP, is the latest version of a recent wave of autonomous buses shaped like toasters.

LG said that the second screen can “maximize 5G experiences.” Here’s an example of a dual screen that allows the user to enlarge details on a side-by-side image.

The big draw at Mobile World was Huawei’s Mate X phone, with a heavy price ($2,600) that’s going to be catnip for the sort of early adopter who loves to be the “first on on the block,”

We had fun zooming on the eager beavers who jostled their way to the front of the pack to get a load of Mobile World ’19’s most coveted gadget, Huawei’s Mate X phone.

As indicated by its rental of the pedestrian bridge to the Fira, Qualcomm made clear that it’s the big dog of Mobile World

The exterior shot of the “Qualcomm bridge,” with the stark architecture of the Fira area in the background, is our segue to a stroll through the non-Mobile World Barcelona. Depicted here are the courtyard and surrounding buildings of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, built between 1902 and 1930.

From the second floor, a visitor can see the towers of Antoni Gaudí’s cathedral, Sagrada Familia, begun in 1882 and still under construction.

Weather, even when cold and wet, does not keep Catalonians indoors. This week, it was sunny and mild, and the sidewalk cafés had heavy traffic, even by mid-week.

Barcelona’s Arc de Triomf bears little resemblance to its namesake in Paris.

Barcelona’s Arc de Triomf advantage is that it’s accessible to pedestrians, lovers, guitar virtuosos, and student artists sketching the intricacies of its sculptures and brickwork.

Just down the promenade from the Arc de Triomf, Barcelona’s central park, the Parc de la Ciutadella, offers a host of pleasures, including a magnificent fountain, a larger-than-life elephant, miles of pathways, a zoo, and an outdoor café.

In the main plaza, we found an artist whose medium was bubbles, and who — predictably — drew children into his soapy orbit.

The Parc de Ciutadella is home to more wildlife than the captives in the zoo and one immobile elephant.