By Stephen Schenck | February 6, 2014 12:20 PM
We’re still a little over two weeks away from the start of this year’s Mobile World Congress, but we’ve already heard from a few big smartphone companies regarding their plans for MWC announcements. Both Nokia and Samsung have sent out invitations for events on Monday, February 24, and today we see Motorola follow up with one of its own, scheduling its MWC press conference for Tuesday, February 25.
Before you start getting too excited, there’s already a bit of a damper to be placed on this news: don’t count on seeing any new hardware. Granted, it’s not like there was much in the rumor mill that we might have realistically hoped to see (maybe a tablet), but after hearing rumors of such a scarcity of new devices, Pocket-lint contacted Motorola and received confirmation from the company that no big announcements are planned. Instead, the company will deliver an update on business matters, which we presume will focus on the new Lenovo ownership.
That’s not to say that there won’t be any hardware news, but just nothing “major.” Could we still hope to learn anything of interest? Well, there’s the outside chance that Motorola could bring news about an existing handset – maybe new pricing or availability? And we’d love to hear that Moto Maker customizations might follow the Moto X to Europe. Still, in the light of Motorola’s statement, even that could be hoping too much; the safest bet would be going into this event with reserved expectations.