Nokia confirms presence at MWC 2017, but smartphone announcements are not guaranteed


There's definitely some excitement in the air when it comes to Nokia, as the Finish company is expected to announce new handsets in the coming months. After the unfortunate Microsoft episode, Nokia has decided to license the commercial rights for its brand to HMD Global, for the next 10 years.

The first phones manufactured by HMD Global should be announced later this year, though it's unclear whether or not they will hit shelves by the end of 2016. However, we do expect new Nokia smartphones in early 2017 and one of the places where these device might be announced is Mobile World Congress.

The technology trade fair is to take place next year between February 27 and March 2, and Nokia will among the many companies attending the MWC 2017. In fact, Nokia's president and CEO, Rajeev Suri, will deliver a keynote at the trade fair.

Unfortunately, Nokia's presence at MWC 2017 does not guarantee a smartphone announcement. Even though rumors claim that at least two handsets will be unveiled early next year, nothing points to a February reveal yet.

Nokia fans are probably used to following the company's announcements every year at MWC, one of the events that the company prefers for unveiling its new products. That didn't happen for a while, so there's no point in getting too excited just yet.

source: Nokia via NokiaPoweruser

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10 Comments

1. nh1402

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

"the Finish company" it's Finnish, with 2 n's

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Cosmin meant "finish" as it is. Means it's finished, lol.

8. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

So mean, lol

3. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Bring it on Nokia! Can't wait for a Nokia flagship with their camera technology.

4. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Too bad this is not old Nokia mobile division which was cannibalised and destroyed by MS. The nokia logo doesnt mean s**t anymore since that talent is long gone.

5. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

but come on man its NOKIA ! the first love of many geeks!! and they have hired many of their old personnels back!!

6. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

let me persuade you. 1.Axel Meyer this guys was head of design of N series, he made so many devices including n9, untill now he is head of design he didnt go to Microsofthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBsUfDYd3VA 2. Juha Alkarahu camera genious, he invent pureview and many camera technologies at Nokia, he moved to MS but now He is back at Nokia 3.HMD Global made by ex-Nokia employees, some of them have more than 20 years of experience, Example HMD CEO Arto Nummela Joined Nokia 1994 until 2014, and now He is back to make new Nokia Device. there is news every where in The world top talents are leaving Microsoft mobile and they joined HMD,

10. Lemon99

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

"The world top talents are leaving Microsoft mobile and they joined HMD," Yet, Bill Gates is still the richest in this world

7. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

nope.. they didn't sell out all the talent ... they kept the smart ones for themselves by creating a separate division known as Nokia technologies and they have been rehiring back most of the talent that Microsoft has been laying off ... Juha Alakarhu ( cocreator of pureview tech is now head of VR Dept at Nokia technologies ) and many more that I can't recall right now.. even the sales and marketing guys are joining HMD

9. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

"...Nokia mobile division which was cannibalised and destroyed by MS..." Ballmer made worst acquisition in the form of Nokia...MS later had to write off $7.6bn more than actually paid for Nokia $7.2bn. Elop made lot of money from this deal. Outcome of this deal - Nokia mobile division is dead. Rising competition from today's Chinese phone oems...I won't bet on Nokia for comeback.

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