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.
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!