In Pictures: 10 smartphones that caught our eye at Mobile World Congress

Wearables may have grabbed some of the spotlight at this week’s Mobile World Congress. But this annual gathering for mobile devices remains a place for phones. And as we walked from one end of the Barcelona exhibit hall to the other, these were the smartphones that caught our eye at MWC 2014.

Blackphone What if you could use a phone that promised to keep all of your information strictly in your hands? That’s the premise behind the Blackphone, a new piece of hardware from Silent Circle and Geekphones. The idea behind the joint effort is to offer consumers a more secure smartphone. Its forked version of Android 4.4 KitKat lets you do things like select the individual permissions that each app is allowed. It’s not for sale just yet, but it’s coming soon.

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