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Nokia’s MWC 2011 Plans Go Live – Don’t Expect Major Announcements

We’ve already known that Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop would be speaking at the Mobile World Congress 2011, but what remained to be seen was whether they would hold a parallel event like last time or return to the Congress floor in full force. Nokia’s MWC plans have just gone live and it appears that they would be treading the middle path.

Nokia's MWC 2011 Plans Go Live

While there is a media event on the sidelines of the Congress venue, Nokia spokespeople will also be available inside Hall 4, Level 0 of Fira de Barcelona Convention Center. Additionally prominent Nokians will also be speaking on topics ranging from:

Nokia's MWC 2011 Plans Go Live

Then, Nokia is also holding the Nokia Developer Day at AppPlanet (ADC #2, Hall 7). Finally, there is also the Pepcom Mobile Focus event taking place from 19.00 – 22.00 CET on Monday, February 14 at the Rey Juan Carlos hotel.

This piece meal setup says one thing very clearly – don’t expect any major announcements. Clearly the big N isn’t ready to show what MeeGo can do just yet. But could we see a bunch of new Symbian^3 devices, the touch type E72 successor perhaps? Well, there’s always a chance.

Stephen Elop Will Be Keynoting At MWC 2011

In a move which may mark Nokia’s return to the Mobile World Congress, Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop is all set to keynote at the conference on Wednesday Feb. 16, 2011 in a talk titled ‘Connecting the Dots – A 360° View on Consumer Electronics‘. What is interesting to note is that he will also be joined by Ryuji Yamada, President & CEO, NTT DOCOMO, Paul Jacobs, Chairman & CEO, Qualcomm and Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO of Research In Motion.

Stephen Elop Will Be Keynoting At MWC 2011

This means that you shouldn’t expect no new device or policy announcements at least in that keynote. If you remember, Nokia had pulled out of the MWC in 2010 and instead held their own event down the road from the venue for the Congress, but with its CEO speaking at the event, it is possible that Nokia will make a return to the exhibition floors once again come 2011.

The dates of the Feb. 14-17 event are perfect for Nokia to showcase their MeeGo device. In any case, next year’s MWC is packed with a lot of industry movers and shakers and it is all set to provide an interesting start to 2011.

Hat tip to Mark Squires!