Nokia teases event for Monday; could be a maps related announcement

Nokia teases event for Monday; could be a maps related announcement
If it weren't for the fact that we've already told you that Microsoft's announcement Monday is about a new tablet to be manufactured in-house, we would think that Nokia's large picture teasing Monday's date would have something to do with Microsoft. The picture, found on Nokia's Facebook wall, shows Monday's date in large letters with the Hawaiian Islands in the background. In the front are what appears to be zoom controls. Add it all together and it looks like Nokia could be introducing some type of Maps feature on Monday.

Getting back to the tablet for a second, there is the possibility that Nokia is manufacturing the Microsoft tablet. But what then to make of the Hawaiian Islands display and zoom controls reference? Back last month we told you that Bing Maps is going to get traffic info powered by Nokia along with Geocoding which could be the subject of the announcement being teased. Actually, it would make a lot of sense considering the picture that Nokia is teasing us with.

The good news is, we will find out what it all means on Monday. Until then, we invite you to give us your best guess at what Nokia is trying to tell us. And no, it isn't "Bobby Jo fell down the well." You can give us your best guess by typing your comment in the box below.

source: Nokia via WPCentral



1. akita256

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

Well go back to the 1950's and Lassie could always figure out things like this. She always knew when Timmy was in trouble! Maybe Nokia is telling us that they're in trouble! :)

2. modernkoro

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

They gonna announce something related to Nokia 808 PureView. b'cuz that's a map of Hawaii and Hawaii has '808' area code.

4. bovcrx

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I really hope the 808 comes to the states. I'll have plenty of options come November for my upgrade.

6. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1284; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

But please don't have hopes too high as Tr0janH0rse has already said its selling 808-Pureview for FULL PRICE and no contract/ subsidized price... But I would be happy, if I am proved wrong... Lets wait and see...

7. shymonsam

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Yes Its about Nokia 808 Hawaii area code = 808 its not about maps lol

3. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Please God let Nokia have at least one day of good news.

5. cityeighteen

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Nokia put another teaser of the same date on their US Facebook Page, with a Roland TR-808 in the background. Obviously something to do with the 808 coming to the U.S.

8. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Facebook is full of speculation that it's about the 808, due to the Hawai'i area code (as mentioned by modernkoro above) and Roland TR-808 also being an 808-named model (edit: as stated above by cityeighteen)!/NokiaUS

9. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Thank you for summarizing what these people just said. i bet you did your book report when you're a kid. HAHAHA

10. Alp1111

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

windows 8 tablet

11. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

This Nokia event might be in connection to Microsofts event. Microsoft might be announcing the software for their Win8/WP8/RT and Nokia might announce the hardware (i.e. new Lumia phone and a tablet).

12. Alp1111

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

I have new theory. Lumia 808

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless