Each time a new species enters a given habitat it brings with it a host of complicated ecological changes that ripple through the environment in strange and unexpected ways. So it was with the new class of tablet-phone-things at Mobile World Congress, which has led to flu-like symptoms heretofore unseen since the great horizontal slider invasion of 2007. Sadly, as a result, your Verge Mobile Show friends will not be able to provide you with your weekly dose of mobile news and information today. We're still hosting something this week, mind you, but it's not a podcast with insightful analysis of the latest trends in the industry.

We'll be back next week, make no mistake, with stories of our fever dreams and tales of smartphone chicanery. We'll miss you most of all, Scarecrow!