Samsung cancels MWC launch event

When Samsung confirmed that the much-anticipated Galaxy S III was not launching at the MWC trade event in Barcelona later this month, we expected the company's press conference to be a little more low key than usual. We didn't expect a cancellation though.

According to PC Mag, an email has gone out confirming that the smartphone maker will not be hosting a press conference at Mobile World Congress, an event that usually sees some of the headline mobile phone launches of the year. Last time out, Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S II, which is still the company's top of the range smartphone, while the year before, it launched its own bada OS in Barcelona. So you can see this is a big deal.

Samsung will still have a stand at the event and there are expected to be a few launches. A tablet has been talked about (possibly the Galaxy Tab 11.6 pictured here), as well as some developments with the company's bada operating system in conjunction with Intel. But it doesn't look like many phones will be there. Which seems to rule out the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note S, both of which have been rumoured for launch this month.

They might yet appear. Perhaps Samsung has cancelled the event simply because its one-time headline act, the Galaxy S III, is not ready for public viewing until later in the year. All will be revealed in just a couple of weeks. Or not revealed, as might be the case.

Source: PC Mag

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