The first international technology trade show since the start of the pandemic had little impact beyond the 10,000-odd delegates who made the trip to the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. When the event closed earlier this month, attendees had heard numerous sales pitches for 5G, but saw precious little in the way of new technology.

The highlight, as a result, was not a vision of the future of mobile, but rather of the future of romance...

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