BARCELONA, Spain – On Monday, we announced some amazing devices and services at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona. Today, we’ve taken a look at some of the responses from the rest of the web. The BBC, The NY Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and more are all on our list. Read what they have to say, here.
The BBC’s tech correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones was in Barcelona to cover everything at Mobile World Congress. The BBC focuses most of their report on the new Nokia 808 PureView, Nokia’s 41-megapixel camera phone.
Rory suggests that some people will find it strange that Nokia would put this [41-megapixel camera] on a Symbian phone. But does agree the phone takes “amazing pictures”.
If it’s full in-depth news of Nokia and Windows Phone at MWC, then The New York Times story entitled “Nokia to Offer Lower-Priced Windows Cellphone”, by Kevin J. O’Brien is the place to read.
They cover the costs of Nokia Lumia 610, against the Nokia Lumia 710 – and why there’s a price difference. They also take quotes from analysts and vice presidents to understand where Nokia is heading.
Dylan Reynolds at CNN uses the title, “Mega-powerful camera phone”, when it talks about the Nokia 808 PureView.
“The 41-megapixels puts the phone in the same league – in terms of photo resolution – as professional cameras costing thousands of dollars”, says CNN.
With lots of talk about the Nokia 808 PureView, Parmy Olson from Forbes also takes some time to talk about the Nokia Lumia 610 and the fact that it’s Nokia’s most affordable Windows Phone yet. Plus, it’s cheaper than some popular phones from our competitors, too.
With so many flashy, top-end phones, it’s easy for the lower-end models to get overshadowed. Forbes didn’t forget the new Nokia Asha 202, Nokia Asha 203, and Nokia Asha 302, talking about the new Facebook and Twitter apps, the free Electronic Arts games and Microsoft Exchange email access.
“Nokia is seeking to take emerging market users to the next level”, says Eden Zoller of technology research firm Ovum.
It’s always great to watch the CEO of Nokia, Stephen Elop, interviewed by other news sites. Ben Rooney from The Wall Street Journal borrows three minutes of Stephen’s time to ask about the new phones revealed at Mobile World Congress.
In the video, Stephen talks about how the Nokia Lumia 610 is an affordable smartphone, perfect for people starting out on their smartphone journey. It’s a great short video and a nice starter piece if you’re looking for an all-round report.
Sticking with video, The Verge also carries an interview with Stephen Elop, explaining “why he’s more confident than ever about Windows Phone.”
What’s the best reporting from MWC you’ve come across so far?