When it comes to industry events, one of the biggest for the mobile world is MWC, held every year in February, all the way in Barcelona, Spain. There's always a flurry of activity and some of the bigger names in the industry head to the event to show off their latest and greatest. Over the past couple of years, HTC has pretty much owned the show, and Samsung are becoming more and more absent from the whole thing. Huawei are one manufacturer though, that has their interest firmly in making a show of MWC. They had a good showing last year and with HTC floundering, this may well be the year for them to break away from the pack.
Huawei are hoping to do that with a couple of new smartphones, and one of them is Ascend P2. Of which more leaked photos have surfaced and it looks like Huawei is going for a more classy, and understated look this time around.
Traditionally, Huawei has been one to release a pair of flagship devices, the Ascend D and the Ascend P, with the P going for a more slender build. Hopefully, Huawei will have a good-looking and svelte phone that is still built to a relatively good standard.
The problems surrounding Huawei have not always been of quality or vision but, the after-market support that is always lacking from them. Not only does it seem to take them forever and a day to hit the market with a certain device but, updates are far and few between. Perhaps not as bad as HTC's recent showing, of updating the Thunderbolt to ICS some 400 or so days after Android 4.0 hit but, they're not exactly good at it either.
Huawei have now begun sending out press invites to their press event at MWC and while it doesn't hint at much, it at least lets us know that they're headed to the event. With Samsung and HTC expected to both be absent, you have to wonder just what we're going to see, and from who.
Overall, I'm pretty excited to see what MWC will bring this year and I'd like to see some great devices from Huawei but, also concrete plans to release them in a lot more corners of the globe.