The date and location for what could turn out to the last Nokia World ever has just been announced, and this year’s Nokia extravaganza takes place in Abu Dhabi on the 22nd of October. Microsoft is in the process of acquiring Nokia’s handset division, but till the time that happens, its business as usual for Nokia. There have been lots of rumours recently about a Lumia phablet and a Lumia Windows RT tablet, and all of those things are more should come to fruition come the 22nd of October.
This is the first time Nokia’s annual Nokia World event is happening outside Europe, and the fact that this could be the last Nokia World makes it even more special. It takes time for acquisitions such as the present one to close, so it is possible that Nokia might still be the Nokia that we know today by the time Mobile World Congress comes along, but there’s a negligible chance that there will be time for another Nokia World.
I’m sure all the Nokia employees know this, and will be pumped for a final blowout before they come under the big Microsoft umbrella. I greatly look forward to remembering this as the best Nokia World, instead of the last. October 22nd can’t come soon enough.