Cebit closes door on gadget fest

The booths that have been home to tech firms for the last week are being dismantled and the gadgets carefully packed away as Cebit 2005, one of the world’s largest technology show, draws to a close.

Organisers have hailed the show as a great success although critics suggest there have been fewer product launches and innovations than in previous years.

Telephony has dominated the fair, from a plethora of newly launched mobiles offering higher resolution cameras and integrated MP3 players to home phones that allow users to make cheap internet calls.

The digital home, created especially for the show, proved a hit with visitors.

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