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Top Mobile News Roundup: Special Mobile World Congress 2017 Edition

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Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona might be officially over, but the memories certainly live on. Check out Mobile World Congress in pictures, courtesy of the VMware team.

Winner, winner, paella dinner.

The VMware team celebrated some amazing news in Barcelona this week. VMware Workspace ONE won the Global Mobile Award, or GLOMO, for “Best Mobile Cloud Service or App.”

“End-users will gain seamless access to all of the apps and data they need on any device, whether it be iOS, Android, or Windows 10. With one-touch mobile sign-on, end-users get password-less access so that they can be productive anytime, anywhere through the VMware Workspace ONE app.”

Read more here, and check out the full list of winners here.

Breaking records like it’s my job.

It was literally the biggest MWC yet. MWC organizers reported record-breaking attendance of 108,000 visitors. With 208 countries represented and over 2,300 exhibiting companies, MWC definitely staked its claim as the world’s premier mobile event.

Tokyo 2020: Welcome to the 5G mobile world.

If you are hankering for the next Olympics, watching the games solely on your mobile device is coming fast: Tokyo 2020 fast.

Check out this recap of one of the most popular keynotes from Mobile World Congress 2017, where leaders from Atos and VMware talk about the major impact expected from 5G mobile networks.

Mobility, managed.

VMware also announced this week a new managed services offering for its VMware AirWatch enterprise mobility management (EMM) and unified endpoint management solution.

“Enterprises want to focus resources less on IT tasks and more on their core business,” said Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware.

“AirWatch managed services through the vCloud Air Network MSP offering alleviates the cost and time of deploying and managing your own managed services environment for mobility management services, enabling AirWatch partners to focus on adding more value to their customers by essentially outsourcing their entire mobility management application stack, freeing customers to focus on their business while receiving support from their trusted mobility advisor.”

Read more in the press release here.

It would not be MWC without—you guessed it—gadgets.

Every year, big and small mobile players launch their next big things. MWC 2017 did not disappoint. Wired shares their top list, starting with Nokia’s new Android phones and ending with a super cool new eScooter. Check it out here.

Let’s get weird.

In the vein of our favorite internet stories, Business Insider storified the weirdest stuff at MWC. My personal favorite? The shrugging robot… but I can’t explain why… See the entire weird story here.

If you missed MWC 2017, you won’t want to miss these upcoming events:

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Blakely Thomas-Aguilar

Blakely is a brand journalist for VMware AirWatch by day, sci-fi/fantasy book-aholic (and mom of 3!) by night.

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