Video highlights from Mobile World Congress

Watch Mobile World Congress as if you were there.

New smartphones and tablets are on display in Barcelona, Spain, this week at the 2012 Mobile World Congress. Here are a bunch of videos from the show, courtesy of the IDG News Service multimedia team:

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Windows 8 previewed

During the Windows 8 consumer preview in Barcelona, Microsoft demonstrated the touch interface of the new OS.

Augmented Reality apps gain steam

Augmented Reality companies are causing crowds to gather in Barcelona. The technology still includes image-based elements, but true 3D recognition technology is growing and the demand for content is there.

Mozilla shows Web-only phone concept

Mozilla managed to avoid using any parts of Android in the development of its Boot-to-Gecko mobile Web project, which it demonstrated Tuesday in Barcelona, Spain.

Whitepages' Social Caller ID

Whitepages is previewing its new app, called social caller ID, in Barcelona. It won't be released until spring. The app is designed to keep abreast of your social circle without much effort, since it pulls from Facebook and Twitter for contacts.

Helping NFC grow

Near field communication chip maker NXP showed off what's possible with the technology at its booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Nokia’s 41-megapixel camera phone

Nokia unveiled the 808 PureView, a Symbian phone that can take 41-megapixel digital images.

Samsung Galaxy Note gets a larger, 10.1-inch brother

The Samsung Galaxy Note got a big brother with a 10.1-inch screen and the Galaxy Beam sports a projector.

Huawei’s Ascend D quad-core phone attempts to take on iPhone

The Ascend D Quad was billed as the world's fasted smartphone, with a Huawei-designed quad core processor.

Sony NXT P and U smartphones focus on imaging, gaming

The NXT P, which runs Android, uses NFC to communicate with Sony Smart Tags that launch user specified actions and applications.

Intel CEO Paul Otellini gives smartphone road map

Intel CEO Paul Otellini spoke at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona about how the company plans to cater to both high and low-end devices.

Robot makes Android cases out of crystal

A robot at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona made custom smartphone case designs from Swarovski crystals. The cases were awarded to Galaxy Nexus owners as part of a Google promotion. The process took about eight minutes.

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Sights and Sounds from Mobile World Congress

There was a Batman and Batgirl sighting, among some of the other craziness at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona.

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