Just a couple of weeks ago it felt like we’d never get our hands on any of the goodies we saw at Mobile World Congress. While Apple favours a quick one-two, revealing products and shipping them shortly afterwards, other manufacturers are painfully slow to get their junk out.
But the mobile world has suddenly gone a bit mental, throwing bundles of stuff in our faces. It’s like Christmas. Except you have to pay hundreds of pounds for your own presents. So not like Christmas at all then. Moving swiftly on…
From HTC, we’ve got the Incredible S (ok, admittedly that appeared a while back) and the Desire S. The HTC Wildfire S is coming next month too.
Motorola will finally release the Xoom next week. Hopefully. And about bloomin’ time too. It’s been out in the States for ages. The wait time for the iPad 2 is still 2-3 weeks, so Motorola has a real opportunity to sneak in and grab some sales from impatient folks like me. Not that I’m buying one. Well, probably not.
The LG Optimus 2X is also here. Was it the first dual-core smartphone to hit UK shelves? I think it might've been. If I’ve made some hideous oversight, feel free to berate me with a comment below.
Incidentally, I for one much prefer the LG Optimus 2X to the gimmicky LG Optimus 3D. It’s about time 3D buggered off. Surely I can’t be the only person who thinks/realises it’s rubbish? Even the Nintendo 3DS left me feeling a bit “meh”.
To describe the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play as “long-awaited” would be somewhat of an understatement. A PlayStation Phone has been rumoured for years, and you can finally get your greasy paws on it. It launches with an impressive catalogue of over 60 games, with loads more on the way.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is also in stores, though there are expected to be supply shortages soon as a result of the disaster in Japan. Get them while they’re hot, or you may have to wait several months.
There are still plenty of reasons to moan, though, with tons of phones and tablets yet to get official release dates. Perhaps I’ll follow-up with some sort of “Stuff isn’t here!” feature.