BARCELONA ( TheStreet) -- It might not be as revered stateside as Vegas' Consumer Electronics Show, but this week's Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Spain served as a launch pad for a few big mobile industry announcements.
Some firms, like Microsoft ( MSFT) and Research In Motion ( RIMM), announced game-changing mobile strategies. Sony Ericsson and HTC unveiled smartphones that could compete well against Apple's ( AAPL) iPhone. And Eric Schmidt, Google's ( GOOG) CEO, reconfirmed his company's commitment to mobile applications. As the show wraps, we bring you a few of the highlights.