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MWC 2013 highlights and awards


Today we say farewell to another successful year at Mobile World Congress, where we announced new phones, new accessories, new apps and new partnerships, bringing high-end innovation to new price points.
On Monday we introduced the Nokia Lumia 520, the Nokia Lumia 720, the Nokia 301 and the Nokia 105. The new devices include our most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone and our lowest-priced mobile phone.

We also brought you news that the HERE suite (HERE Maps, HERE Drive, HERE Transit) will be available to download from Windows Phone Store for other Windows Phone 8 smartphones and that the HERE platform will also be licensed to Mozilla for the Firefox OS.

Monday was also a good time to launch the world’s first live social 3D printing experience, with our new pals from MakerBot. One person to receive a 3D printed shell was Michael Hell, and there’s a nice video showing the printer in action.

At the Nokia App Developer Conference, Marco Argenti, Head of Developer Experience at Nokia, together with other speakers, underlined how Nokia is dedicated to helping developers find success and make money from their apps.

In his keynote on Tuesday, CEO Stephen Elop, took to the stage to talk about a vital part of Nokia’s strategy – connecting the next billion to the digital world. While Michael Halbherr, Nokia’s Executive VP of Location & Commerce, explored how location services will help make the future cities smarter, more sustainable and more efficient.

Awards

Over the week, it seemed like there was always a new reason celebrate at the Nokia stand as we scooped nine awards in total!

The Nokia Asha 305 won the award for ‘Best Feature or Entry Level Phone‘ at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2013.

Furthermore, Nokia’s new devices and accessories unveiled at MWC 2013 have also been honoured elsewhere:

Ubergizmo: Best of MWC for the Nokia Lumia 720.

“The Nokia Lumia 720 pushes the design and functions of the Lumia line of products deep into “affordable” territory. Technology is great, but it’s even better when more people can actually access it: hats off to Nokia for that.”

Tom’s Hardware: Best of Mobile World Congress for the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520.

LaptopMag: Best Budget Smartphone: Nokia Lumia 520.

“With the Lumia 520, Nokia has proved its dedication to bringing high-end features to lower price points, making the Windows Phone 8 experience available to an entirely new set of users worldwide”

PC Pro: Best Windows Phone for Nokia Lumia 520 and “Greatest Hits” for Nokia Lumia 720.

“It feels much more expensive than the price would suggest, and it packs a powerful dual-core, 1GHz processor and 8GB of internal storage. It’s another sign that Nokia is back on form.”

Expert Reviews: Best of MWC for Nokia Lumia 520.

Mobile Geeks: Best accessory for the Nokia Wireless Car Holder.

“It might not be flashy but it sure is functional.” and “It’s got a great little rotating head and it charges your phone wirelessly.”

Four fantastic new phones, new accessories and all these awards too. What a great way to end a fabulous MWC 2013!

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