Nokia Connection is an yearly event that happens in Singapore. Despite being regional in nature, plays host to globally relevant device launches, the biggest of which probably being the Nokia E72 in 2009.
This year its happening June 21-23 at the Marina Bay Sands. What is really getting the anticipation up is the broad proclamation of the event website which says:
“This is an exciting time for Nokia!
A solid strategy is in place and the execution of that strategy has started! Join Nokia Connection 2011 to experience first-hand, the new Nokia ecosystem that will be introduced to the world. This site offers a one-stop location for information on Nokia’s biggest event of the year“.
Biggest event of the year is something Nokia Connection has never been, that title always goes to Nokia World, which in all probability will happen during October at London this year. So what can we expect from an event just 3 weeks away. Lets look at the program:
The CEO will be there talking about the Windows Phone partnership, yes there will be a progress report, but not even the new Nokia can deliver a flagship in 3 months. So what next? New Symbian device? Definitely! Ghz CPU powered? You can count on it!
But what about Nokia’s MeeGo offerings? We were promised Jessie’s Girl in a few weeks, Nokia Connection seems like a perfect venue, specially considering there’s a Nokia Developer Workshop happening at the same time. After spending time at the MeeGo Conference, its clear there are still a ton of people interested in what Nokia has to offer.
Finally we have S40 devices. We might see some of those too, perhaps even dual SIM and Touch Type versions. There’s also talk of ‘related services’ that may be announced alongside the devices, given the new direction Nokia is talking, makes you wonder what it will be? Perhaps Nokia is ready to take the next step with Nokia Money and NFC?
This year Nokia Connection promises to be bigger than it ever has been, I still think Nokia World is Nokia’s prime event, but if its MeeGo what you care about, this one might just be the one you really care about. I really look forward to the announcements, is there something specific you would like to see?