Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Day 02
Day 02 was slightly more relaxing, we have a breakfast Q&A with Dean Patrick from Nokia Entertainment at our hotel cafe at about 9am
Dean showcase the new Nokia Reading which of course as the name sounds, allow you to read and buy e-books/audio books on your Lumia devices. It will come to existing Lumia devices in April 2012.
Reading provides a single, integrated hub experience, leveraging a panorama design to make it easier and faster to enjoy news, ebooks and audio books, including the ability to access content offline and pin dynamic content to the start screen as a Live Tile. With an emphasis on local language materials wherever it becomes available, Nokia Reading delivers a highly personalized and locally relevant service. Future updates will include the ability to build dynamic magazines from feeds for a single integrated view of favourite online content. With no sign-in or subscriptions, Nokia Reading will be available from April.
He also passed around the Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-221 for us to play with. It is NFC enabled which is used to aid the Bluetooth pairing process.
Dean also showcase Nokia Mix Radio which is announced back in Nokia World 20122 which allows you to listen to million of tracks for free (without subscription or logging-in) from 100+ preset radio station of different generes. Mix Radio is already available in Singapore. If you do not like the song that you are listening, you can always skip it, but do note that you can skip 6 times per hour due to licensing agreements.
After breakfast and the Q&A session, we also received a gift from Red Bull.
You must be wondering what does Red Bull has to do with Nokia. Well, Red Bull has partnered Nokia to deliver access to amazing experiences, best sporting and culture content to Nokia Lumia devices! You can expect stuff like location and outdoor adventure, augmented reality, and sharing experiences with your friends!
Lunch was at the same hotel yesterday at Hotel AB Viladomat. Before lunch, we have a Q&A with the product managers of Nokia Lumia 610 (Sumi Mikami, Sharat Kungar – Not In The Picture Below & Tanja Rauniaho-Mitchell) and Lumia 900 (Jason Gregory)!
One of the most requested feature for the Lumia is the Internet Sharing which is already built-in into Windows Phone 7.5, however it is not enabled in Nokia Lumia devices. Jason Gregory mentioned that it will be available for Lumia devices in the next update.
The White Lumia 800 is now available in stores and the price remain the same as the rest of the colors.
Check out My Nokia Blog: Mega Q&A session: Lumia/WP Production/Design, Maps, Entertainment & More for more details of both the morning & lunch Q&A.
After lunch we head off to Park Güell as one of our sight seeing attraction!
After Park Güell, we headed back to MWC and continue looking at other booths
There is a networking party at the venue itself that happen at 7pm and there are free drinks and pretzels and of course performance by some acrobats!
We left MWC at about 8pm to head for dinner at La Clara together with the Nokia Asha 302 product managers!
Dinner ended about 10.30pm and the bus picked us up back to our hotel!