February 27, 2012 12:00 am

Mobile World Congress 2012 begins!

Nokia Connects brings you the latest news on the ground from Barcelona as Mobile World Congress 2012 looks to redefine mobile technology.

via MWC12

As Mobile World Congress 2012 kicks off, it looks set to be bigger and better than ever, with Nokia taking central stage. This is definitely not an event to miss for mobile fans out there!

Far more than a mere communication device, mobiles now serve as our books, health monitors, payment transfer devices, social connectors and tour guides. Mobile technology is embedded in our cars, homes, appliances, governments and utilities. Mobile is enhancing and expanding education and thus, transforming the world. Mobile World Congress 2012 will celebrate the current state of mobile and offer a glimpse into where mobile has the potential to go next.

More than 60,000 people are expected to attend #MWC12, representing more than 200 different countries. Nokia will be holding conferences, talks and presentations by some of our leading developers, as well as a keynote speech by our Chief Executive Stephen Elop.

And it all kicks off today! Some of you may be wondering what on earth this is all about, so here’s a video from last year’s MWC in order to help explain things:

If you’re on the ground in Barcelona for #MWC12 then let us know  @Nokia_Connects! If you’re not but want to know what exciting things Nokia are up to at MWC then stay tuned here on Nokia Connects for more updates soon!