Nokia just announced on it’s official blog that the it has advanced that dates for it’s annual event from Sep 25-26 to Sep 5-6. The venue has also moved from London to Helsinki, Finland. Looks like a change in strategy at Nokia and according to the announcement , Nokia World 2012 will be smaller event compared to the previous years and will be only for operators and retail partners. Nokia World has always been a very big annual event for all things Nokia with folks from the company, partners, developers , analysts , journalists , bloggers and industry observers attending the show. I have attended the show in 2009 and last year when the company announced the first Windows Phones.
While it’s sad to see the show getting smaller, there is good news as well. Nokia is planning to host more smaller intimate events rather than one big annual event. In the source article , the author also hints at other press events in coming weeks and months and that Nokia World 2012 is an invite only event for operators and retail partners. When are we going to see new devices from Nokia including tablets ?