Nokia set to launch an LTE Phone during MWC in February?

Nokia set to launch an LTE Phone during MWC in February?
The claims listed below are not hard facts - rather a mix of what inside sources say and common knowledge dictates - but the bottom line is that it's likely that Nokia will announce its first 4G (LTE) enabled handset during MWC in February, as well as more details about its upcoming high-end smartphone/tablet platform - MeeGo.

Nokia didn't unveil any devices during CES, but this didn't stop the Finnish company to publish some intriguing posts on its Nokia Conversations blog (titled "Why you want LTE" and "From 1G to 4G") on 5th and 8th of January, respectively. Furthermore, there are wild rumours going on that Nokia is set to have a very strong MWC presence (as usual, really), and it's hard to believe that the company may delay the introduction of its first 4G handset any further. Nokia spokeswoman Anna Martin neither confirmed, nor denied these rumours:

"As for LTE, it is an important technology which Nokia is firmly committed to, but at this point we haven't announced any further details or plans."

CES 2011 is over and we're already looking forward to MWC 2011 (and we'll be there to tell you all you need to know), which will take place in Barcelona between February 14-17. It is shaping to be quite an interesting event - Sony Ericsson is expected to announce the XPERIA Play, it is anticipated that Samsung will show-off some "next-generation" tablets and chances are we will see the first 4G Windows Phone 7 handset there.

source: PC Magazine



1. Socalvenom unregistered

This is retarded how can a company like Nokia who helped build 4g LTE system not produce an LTE product yet it's shameful. I used to love Nokia phones I had two and they were awesome in every way but it's a different time and people need better service if Nokia really want's to get in the game again they need to create a phone with atleast android. If they want to make a comeback in the US.

2. Vulcan unregistered

Nokia also happens to own over 50% of the essential patent families for LTE technology (just over 54% actually), so they are by far the biggest LTE researcher and will have strong product presentation both in networks and handsets. One could say, that after the Nokia Networks and Siemens Networks merger they have been waiting for the nice future to come closer and really happen. Both were strong in LTE research, and those combined own over 50% of all important LTE patent families. Nokia Siemens Networks (50% owned by Nokia) is already biggest supplier in LTE networks (more LTE deals than others both in numebers and value). 2011 will be the year of Nokia, 2012 even better.

3. Vulcan unregistered

@Socalvenom: Since there are no commercial LTE networks available for consumers to use, where is the rush? Four competitors have in last 4 weeks announced that they are either developing a device for LTE (no further details) or have announced a device that will ship some time this year. You really can not say they are late in the game if they announce devices in February 2011. Android? Just because it is American? I doubt they would do that, but if they did, it would most likely be only intended for the USA.

8. Socalvenom unregistered

I understand that and I see no rush it since everyone starting to roll out LTE but what I am saying is. Nokia is very popular in Asia and Europe and South America but in the US no one takes interest in Nokia Anymore due to their phones and OS Yet I know 4g is barely starting in the US but what about Europe or Asia what's the excuse for not delivering the good. Take South Korea for example When they have it they share it right away(HDTV,Blueray,4g. etc...) they don't wait till someone else releases the same technology just so they could look like they are catching up. Example the iphone, apple wasn't the first company to create a touch screen phone but for some reason no one had the interest in sharing new tech with the people it was only after Apple did that everyone rushed to release their versions of the same tech that They claimed had first. But why didn't they what was holding them back? Same with Nokia they had it but chose not to market their tech and now they suffer. In the US market and parts of Asia & Europe

4. ryq unregistered

nokia may have created most of the smartphone's technology that are being used nowadays but the problem was that they just don't know how to use it. apple does and are reaping the rewards . nokia is just playing catch up and unless they come out with an exciting product now they will lose steam and falter further just like what happen to motorola and sony ericsson before which incidentally are making a comeback with exciting phones while nokia continues going downhill.

5. jack395

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Vulcan is downright correct! NOKIA is just letting the others go ahead with showing off ther 4G phones. It's a way of studying how competition is and then develop what they would be the most product to out. Problem with people they just keep blabbing without thinking! Many predicted the inevitable demise of MOTOROLA but where's it now? Among the top crop, if not the cream! USE YOUR HEADS not your mouths.

12. Socalvenom unregistered

analyzing other company's my ass do you really believe Nokia, Samsung, Htc or anyother major company doesn't know what people want in a phone or tablet computer now a days. These company's spend millions on research just looking for what pleases the crowed yet they don't do so instead they keep screwing us over milking us for every cent, making sure we stay on the hook long enough till they "Invent" what we really need in our modern technological age.

6. jack395

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Apple does? Hehehe...

7. jack395

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I'd say MOTO is the most innovative among the big mobile phones manufacturers at CES 2011.

9. Bob Shaw unregistered

Nokia does not have to be a first mover to market. However it needs to be a fast follower to market.

10. OsirisRa

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 17, 2010

Wheres Meego Nokia, wheres Meego....

11. Rem S unregistered

Nokia always has been and will be blowing everybody out of the race with performance. Just because MetroPCS has a 4G LTE phone for sale, does not mean that it is any good.

13. ella unregistered

Nokia will launch a 4G LTE enabled phone this coming MWC 2011 on February. Since they've team up with the T-Mobile for HSPA+ networks, I believe there will be phones to be released with this kind of technology by Nokia. For MeeGo handset, I also believe that this is the phone we've been waiting for to blow those asses of other handsets. Maybe this is also the phone they are talking about with 4G LTE technology. Well, so much for hope for Nokia, we should wait them on February.

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