It seems Mobile World Congress 2010
might prove to be a rather vacuous event and the risk of this actually happening is increasing with the growing number of manufacturers opting out. As we have already reported
won´t exhibit in Barcelona this February and intends to focus on promoting its infrastructure business through Nokia Siemens Networks. A rumor that has just surfaced on the Internet has it that LG is about to follow suit and will not be showing anything at MWC 2010 either. According to an insider at LG
International, who got in touch with AllAboutPhones, one of the major reasons behind the manufacturer´s decision is the high cost of a pavilion at the fair. The mentioned website also states the Dutch division of LG Mobile has confirmed the information and went on to clarify the company would actually be in Barcelona, although not as an exhibitor at MWC 2010 and several new products would be showcased in a separate pavilion. We still hope that Nokia takes similar approach and we get to see, one way or another, their new handsets in February.