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Head space: a world of virtual reality

Mobile World Congress in Barcelona saw two of the world’s biggest mobile phone makers put virtual reality centre stage

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
28th February, 2016
Eyes on the future: some of the attendees at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week Picture: Getty

Fira Gran Via in Barcelona was packed with 95,000 people last week for Mobile World Congress (MWC). Yet despite the name, two of the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturers weren’t putting phones front and centre.

HTC and Samsung both used MWC to primarily showcase their contrasting entries into the virtual reality (VR) space. Samsung stole a march on HTC on the eve of the show. Hundreds of guests at the electronics giant’s...

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