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Nokia World 2011 kicks off tomorrow: what to expect

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Nokia World 2011 kicks off tomorrow: what to expect
Nokia’s big two days are right around the corner - after probably the lengthiest and most turbulent wait in the industry, the world’s biggest smartphone maker is expected to make its equally big Windows Phone statement. What should we expect?

First of all, let’s say that Nokia World is the company’s single biggest yearly event. It’s held in London and this year it opens with CEO Stephen Elop’s keynote scheduled for 9:30 am GMT | 4:30 am EST | 1:30 am PST on Wednesday, October 26th. It will be a long night for those who want to follow it live from the States, but Elop promises it will be worthit.

Most importantly, there are a couple of devices to be announced and that’s what everyone is looking for. 

Nokia World 2011 kicks off tomorrow: what to expect
The first one has leaked on numerous occasions, so it will almost be a surprise for us if we don’t actually see it. Yes, we’re talking about that Nokia Sea Ray prototype, which Elop hismelf showed around the N9 announcement in a supposedly leaked video. The Nokia Sea Ray, also referred to as the Nokia 800, doesn’t look new - actually it’s an almost exact copy of the Nokia N9 with its pillow-shaped convex screen and polycarbonate body. What’s under the hood, though, might differ and also the screen on the Sea Ray is projected to be a smaller, 3.7” AMOLED.

Secondly, the Nokia Sabre has also appeared in rumors and it seems to be a slightly smaller device, while the Nokia Ace is the third and possibly most well specced Nokia Windows Phone. The Ace is expected with a 4.3” display, while everything else seems to have remained a secret.

In addition, there will be a huge Microsoft presence at Nokia World this year. Expect Office-related news as Redmond's corporate VP of Office Communications, William Kennedy, has an on-stage appearance. Joe Belfiore, the corporate VP of Windows Phone, is also listed, as are WP engineering head Terry Myerson and WP Marketing VP Achim Berg.

The agenda of the event is public, so you can check it out in full detail when you hit the source link below, but we'd also mention that Nokia will pay special attention to how it can attract the next billion phone users, how development under WP will be handled and finally what it can offer in the entertainment department. Is there something else you expect to see at Nokia World? Feel free to share it with us in the comments below.


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posted on 25 Oct 2011, 06:37

1. SpanishDeveloper (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)


I expect at least 3 phones: Sea Ray and other 2: One with 4 inches of screen and the other... a complete mistery.

Nokia MUST take advantage of this opportunity.

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 07:06

2. parthpatels007 (Posts: 53; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Seeray looks the best

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 07:16

3. ravi5695 (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)


I love Nokia and Searay is going to dominate over iphones..

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 09:36 1

4. bluechrism (Posts: 99; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


N8 replacement??? OK, maybe we won't see a 12Mp camera and Xenon flash on a new device, but Rafe Blandford seemed very coy about the idea on the AllAboutSymbian podcast a week ago. I'm sure he knows much better than most outside nokia what is going to be announced. And besides, why is the N8 still the best camera on a phone a year after release - name one other device that's at least a year old that is still better at something than everything that has come since.

New S40 devices or a demonstration of Metemi perhaps, or more about the N9's future in other devices (Swipe UI coming to feature phones?) Maybe what is after Symbian Belle?

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 12:45 1

5. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


Nokia hasn't been the world's biggest smartphone maker for months and months. iApple overtook them first; Samsung overtook iApple recently.
Nokia is still the world's largest 3rdworldphone manufacturer (for now).

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 16:14

6. snowgator (Posts: 3293; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


A two day event and only two or three devices? Nokia must have a lot of good news to share as far as future plans to fill up that much time. Will be fun to hear from them.

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