No fair since 2019, yet February remains ‘smartphone rush hour’

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The Mobile World Congress will start on Monday in Barcelona. Last year the fair was in June; the year before it had been canceled. Still, phone makers have continued to announce their models in recent years around the time the trade show traditionally took place. Why actually?

In February 2020, corona was still a virus that had mainly spread in the Chinese city of Wuhan and a large-scale outbreak in Europe with lockdowns still seemed like a fictional film scenario. The first major trade fair worldwide that was canceled was the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ​​the telecom trade fair that is bordered in red in the agenda of anyone who does anything with smartphones or mobile networks.

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