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Things are winding to a close in Barcelona, but the effects of what happens at this event will ripple out through the tech industry for the rest of the year. We gadget nerds do enjoy our idle speculation. Who do think made the biggest impact this year? Is it Samsung with its Galaxy Note 10.1 that's nipping at Wacom's heels? Or is HTC poised to take back the high-end smartphone market with its HTC One series? What about ASUS? With four different lines of tablets for every price point, not to mention the Padfone, ASUS seems to be leading the way in Android tablet design and experimentation. Or maybe you're convinced that LG is going to bring 4:3 back.

So, what do you think? Who had the most impact at this year's show?

Who Made The Biggest Splash At MWC This Year?

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Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • Awesome Sauce

    I wish there was a box to check that had "nothing". Its all just a dog and pony show until Samsung drops the S3.

    • Eric

      How so? Because the S3 is the only phone that's coming out that's worth anything? Lol.

    • slurms mckenzie

      i second that

      once the gs3 is out everything else can bow down to it.yes people in case u dont know samsungs chips are the best and i will be purchasing that phone no questions asked unlocked

      • George C

        Lots of confidence for a device you know nothing about. It could be Samsung's vista. What then?!

  • http://nope Double

    Huawai,
    Presenting the best new device and entering the western market. Quite a splash.

  • Tom

    Uhhh, Huawei announced their own quad core chipset with a 16 core GPU and they're not on this list? Wow.

    • L boogie

      I'm surprised that Huawei is not on the list considering the DQ, its XL sibling and the Mediapad 10 caught a lot of people off guard besides Htc coming back to form with the One series

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Indeed, I have no idea why it wasn't in the list. I've added it now, albeit it's a bit late.

        • L boogie

          It's never too late and thanks Artem

  • edaddy

    That Acer tab a700 looks pretty good. How come no Acer love, Eric?

  • J

    None of the above.

    • Tee

      Yeah, none of the list participants. Too small cameras...

  • maxkobi

    first thing i thought of was Huwai... come on when it comes to who made a "splash" its them! new Quad core from in house, working there way into the american market, and going from a phone i thought was junk to something i would consider buying! amazing leap by them

  • Dandmcd

    Where's Huawei, that was my vote. Boo. A nobody in the world of electronics, and they came out with some incredible devices that will sell like hot cakes.

  • Himmat

    Huawei definitely. I mean, out of nowhere they seemed to launch quad-core phones and tablets using their in-house processors.

    And the fact that they (and some tech writers) claim that their quad-core cip is the fastest currently, better than nVidia's Tegra 3!

    Otherwise, from the above list, I go with Asus for coming up with somewhat a 'budget' Tegra 3 tablet.

  • Callum Saunders

    What about Ubuntu for Android?

  • clive

    1. Huawei with its super new phone and their mediapad with an HD display, both of them running clean vanilla ICS

    2. Nokia's purview

    3. HTC

  • Barton

    None of the above. Nokia, with it's 808 PureView. And Samsung is closer to being the biggest disappointment, than the biggest splash.

  • nicky

    i may very well go with Huawei next...the HTC One series inbuilt batteries and no sd card slot (meaning no USB mass storage) are killers for me

  • Chris

    Had to vote for HTC, although I admit being skewed because they got a lot more media coverage than most others. Samsung just tossed out some mid-range phones with a few gimmicks, but HTC's in the middle of reinventing itself.

    The One series isn't a mind-blowing phone, but it's definitely a step in the right direction and the first phone in a long time from HTC that I would have considered buying if I were not so tied to the Nexus line.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    For the splash, I'm going to go with ASUS, followed by Huawei, HTC, and Samsung.

    Huawei really deserves a mention - they're seriously innovating, releasing their own chips that outperform competition (reminds me of Samsung a few years back), phones that are really competitive, etc. I really hope they'll finally break into the U.S. market - the quality seems to be there, now it's time to figure out how to get on the store shelves.

  • sliddjur

    ofc course it was ZTE.
    looking at only one or two budget devices today they went to 8 high end devices!!
    impressive!

  • crocky

    for the range of products it has to be ASUS from padfone to pad range - the 300 to Infinity with the Prime already available - they really cover off different peoples needs.
    Agree that Huawei deserve a mention and good to see them coming into the market.

  • Sherwyn

    I think UBUNTU Mobile has excited Android users :D

  • EmmaP

    I think Asus have smashed it this year, most innovative products by a mile.

  • Perry

    Without a doubt the Padfone is one of the most unique and forward thinking products to come along in a long time. One data plan for 3 devices. No synching issues either. I already have a phone, a tablet and a netbook. To have one device albeit in 3 parts to replace those would be ideal. And asus should get major awards for their updates. my OG transformer is now running ICS and before that asus was providing constant and steady updates.

    The padfone gets my vote for best new product at the show. And if executed right I can see other OEMs jumping on the bandwagon and having their own padfone type devices.

  • briansturridge

    asus for the win. Great range if products. I have a great Laptop and a Transformer Prime which is incredible :)!!!

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