Nokia sends out media invites for Mobile World Congress 2014 press event
While Microsoft is not expected to have a strong presence at this year's Mobile World Congress, Nokia will be holding a press event on Monday, February 24. Invitations have been fired out to the media, detailing the event which will take place at 8:30am (local time).
What will the company be announcing or unveiling? We're not entirely sure and no hints have been provided in the media invitations. There is still the unannounced, rumoured Android handset, codenamed 'Normandy', as well as the Nokia Lumia Icon so feel free to get guessing.
We'll be on the floor, attending the conference so be sure to remain tuned to our feeds on the day as we learn more.
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2 - They haven't announced the conclusion of the deal, which means until such a time, Nokia can do whatever the hell they want.
3 - It's not even clear that Microsoft will axe the Normandy project, so...
1 - Normandy;
2 - The announcement of the availability of the Nokia L2520 in Europe and across the World, since so far it's nowhere to be found outside the US and the UK.
3 - The new flagship (Goldfinger, 930, whatever) which is most likely the international version of the L929. And which I'm hopping it's NOT a mini-version of the L1520, not with that horrible design with the humps and whatnot. The fact that folks here at WPC believe new flagships won't come out until 8.1 is not very relevant to me. For one reason: there's absolutely no impediment to the presentation of a new WP8 device. Nokia presents the hardware. Not the software. And the flagships hardware will not change because of WP8.1. Since 8.1 is aimed at a BUILD announcement, it falls within the normal schedule. The phone is announced at MWC in the end of February. Microsoft announces 8.1 in the beginning of April and the phones are released with 8.1 on them by in May, with 8.1 for the other Lumia devices rolling out in June/July.
And then there's the fact that it's aimed for low cost markets. Meaning it will be a cheap phone with a big marketplace.
How will that serve as incentive to later buy a WP...good question.