Nokia Holding a Press Event on First Day of MWC 2013
Nokia sent out invites to its press event, which is scheduled on 25 February at MWC 2013.
The Finnish company is rumored to be launching a new line of Lumia smartphones with a different design language. The Verge reported in September 2012 that Nokia is working on a Zune-like 4.3-inch Windows Phone 8 device, and the tentative launch was sometime in early 2013.
Sources familiar with Nokia's plans also informed The Verge that Nokia is planning to use an aluminum body for at least one high-end Windows Phone 8 model. Codenamed "Catwalk", the alleged device is said to be thinner and lighter than the Lumia 920. In addition, a PureView Windows Phone device is also rumored to be in the works.
Taiwan-based supply chain makers indicated to DigiTimes that they have knowledge of a "Nokia tablet running Windows RT being showed off at MWC 2013 in Barcelona between February 25 and 28, 2013". The Verge also followed up with its own report, claiming that the Windows RT tablet will have a 10.1-inch display, an ARM chip, HDMI port, USB port, and a battery-equipped keyboard cover.
At MWC 2012, Nokia stole the limelight with its unveiling of the 808 PureView. It also launched the Lumia 610, a DC-HSPA variant of the Lumia 900 and a series of Asha phones. Can Nokia do it again this year? We shall see.