Nokia World 2009: MIR is there

Every year Nokia does a very big conference, usually somewhere in Europe, by the name of Nokia World. The cream of the company’s techies, product managers, marketing geniuses and executives arrive in one place for a few days.

It was at Nokia World 2006 that I:

a) Put a question to the company’s CEO at the end of their press conference. And got it answered. What a cool chap.

b) Watched a confident Nokia explain their roadmap for the next few years and bask in the glory of total industry success

c) Watched the future gazing chaps explain that in a few years time (‘by 2010’ or something like that) they’d have a handset with a sensor that would change screen orientation when you turned it. We were floored.

d) 3 months later Apple launched the iPhone, shocked the planet and put Nokia, at least in the minds of the geek, on the back foot immediately.

We’ve had a few years since the iPhone and I get the feeling that the mobile planet is waiting to hear about Nokia’s response. That’s not necessarily what Nokia World is about — but, I expect we’ll have some updates to bring you.

The event is hitting Stuttgart in early September — and I shall be there to bring you raw and unfettered news and perspective. Standby!

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

2 replies on “Nokia World 2009: MIR is there”

I attended last years Conference, whilst its not cheap to attend (€900 I believe), it was definitely a worthwhile two days, some great industry speakers – its not all Nokia Nokia Nokia… and a good networking event, all the people you would ever need to speak to at Nokia are there, they are accessible and they actually are keen to speak to developers with interesting apps.

oh… and the Party wasn't too bad either!

I attended last years Conference, whilst its not cheap to attend (€900 I believe), it was definitely a worthwhile two days, some great industry speakers – its not all Nokia Nokia Nokia… and a good networking event, all the people you would ever need to speak to at Nokia are there, they are accessible and they actually are keen to speak to developers with interesting apps.

oh… and the Party wasn't too bad either!

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