Nokia: No WP7 in Athens, Just Symbian Local Launches

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Yesterday we got word of Microsoft’s latest plans for a press event to show off Windows Phone 7 gear. We’re assuming to see mostly software, with Mango the hot topic of the moment, but we also looked at some other upcoming events, which other companies had announced, in order to see if we could find any connection to Microsoft’s. There’s a chance that Samsung’s event, being held on May 24, the same as Microsoft’s, could involve some WP7 hardware, but things aren’t looking so hot for the other option we had considered, a Nokia event in Greece on May 17. Nokia’s noticed all the guesswork into what it might be planning and has set the record straight, stating, “There’s a load of speculation regarding a Nokia event on 17th May in Athens. It’s the local launch of the E6 and X7, nothing else I promise.”

It does seem odd that we’re not seeing events planned for more Nokia local launches, but there’s really not anything to suggest that the company is doing some counter-intelligence work and downplaying its true plans with this revelation. At the least, this is some nice news for European Symbian fans, but it looks like we’ll have to keep waiting to see Nokia’s first stab at WP7.

Source: My Nokia Blog

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!