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Stephen Elop at press conference

BARCELONA, Spain – It seems like only last week that the Nokia roadshow was out in Las Vegas winning awards for the Nokia Lumia 900, launched at the world’s biggest electronics show, CES.

Today, Nokia is busy setting up shop at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the biggest phone conference on earth. And first thing on Monday morning Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will be hosting a major press conference there.

It’s going to be a special MWC 2012 for Nokia because it marks a year since the Microsoft partnership announcement and fast turnaround of a new range of Windows Phones in the shape of the Nokia Lumia 800 and 710, which are being delivered all over the world, and the Nokia Lumia 900 which will soon launch in North America.

As well as the new Nokia Lumia devices and the great reception they have received, new Series 40 Asha, Symbian phones, as well as the birth of the N9, which launched a whole new design language, have also been major milestones during the last 12 months.

But Nokia hasn’t come to Barcelona to talk about that. According to the press release Nokia will be breaking “significant industry news” at the Press Conference on Monday.

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

But also, Nokia is there to mingle with the rest of the industry it helped to create.

“Mobile World Congress 2012 will celebrate the current state of mobile and offer a glimpse into where mobile has the potential to go next,” says the MWC website.

Featuring 1,400 exhibitors, MWC sets the agenda on the future of the devices, services and the phone networks, inspired by the visionaries that shape the mobile world.

For anyone who is attending the Press Conference in Fira Hall 7, our advice is to get there early for a seat. Only accredited press will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. Also, be aware also that there is an industrial dispute which could affect the transport system that morning.

It’s a good idea to collect your passes on Sunday and remember, badges can only be collected in person with picture ID and not for other attendees. Registration on Monday,  at the Fira opens at 7am.

If you can’t make it, there’s a live webcast  at:

And, of course, Nokia Conversations will be there to bring you the news as it happens, so bookmark our site and keep coming back for the latest.