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Nokia to hold international media event in India on May 9th

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Nokia has sent out invites for an international media event in New Delhi on May 9th. The invite (as shown below) states that it's time to shift gears, but fails to provide any details on what we can expect to see announced. This event also precedes the London May 14th party where we expect to see some international goodies and more.

Since this event will be held in India, we would assume Nokia will be focusing on Asha hardware, as well as a possible peek at what's to come.

Nokia May 9th Event India

Come May 9th, we'll keep our eyes open for anything that's released or announced. But fear not as we'll be at hand in London on May 14th to bring you the latest headlines and footage.

Source: BGR; thanks to everyone who tipped us!

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Nokia to hold international media event in India on May 9th

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I'd say it's because Nokia is getting bigger in India faster than most places so why not launch a phone there.... Good way to get more local publicity

Nope, Nokia has lost a lot of ground in India, it will be more appropriate to say WP is getting bigger in India. If this event is Asha oriented, which I believe it will be, it is to woo back the crowd that had migrated from Nokia to DroidLand

I think a lot of men have more boobs than the average non-voluptuous woman. Maybe the pink lumia's might satisfy their boobies too?

"TIME TO"
"SHIFT GEARS"'
Announcement of lumia 928 on verizon? Nokia scheduled an even on may 14th that is like 6 hours long I believe.
Could they announce a smart watch on May 9th and then indepth sdk/demos on may 14th?...
 

There is no chance Nokia will announce a new device on Verizon in India..you have no idea do you

I could be wrong, but let then get more market share and stability before getting into a new market (tablets) where it could break their slowly-increasing (but still increasing) bank.

I guess, there will not be any phone launch, but maybe some event related to yourwishismyapp winner app launch, or maybe anything related to Here maps/Nokia music? (see font in card)
We will see...

like before all of us nokia funs gonna think something special is coming and then they will just show another minor update and we will all be waiting for next announcement.
 
Remind me in two weeks if I'm wrong

An automatic email has been set for you to receive on 14th may with the content inevitably being: "you've been bamboozled...!"

Why would they invite the international press for an India only feature? It might be Drive related, but there is no way it is just improvements to service in India.

Our country is like Nokia's bread and butter for a seriously long time. Yet, we get Lumia phones released much later than other countries. I like Nokia but I wish they stopped insulting us by late introductions. Its like they think that Indians are only good for Asha phones and not much else :(

Thats the bitter truth my dear. In a country like india, only budget phones could be sold in bulk, not the high end once. And thats why nokia is focused towards asha and budget lumia phones for India, and that is a good thing. Anyone could make a high end phone with price tag of a bike, but real trick is making a budget phone having maximum possible features of a high end phones.

Well, sure many of us cannot afford high end phones but hello there is a lot of people with lots of money as well. Nokia and every other company should realize that

What? insulting? they introduced 520,720 in india earlier than major countries, anyone should know the problems in introducing products for countires like india,china.. they need more products and they need big stocks for the same! so they cant introduce wihtout enough stock. Nokia knows about indian market than you and me. insulting?? :) why should they delay a product launch in a major country which has demand for the product without a reason? you have any reason?

Maybe here drive+ will complete beta testing, but an event to cover that seems unlikely. Or maybe they release GPS nav for cars, as a standalone device.