April's starting to look like a pretty big month for Nokia. The sale of its devices and services business is expected to be wrapped up by the end of it, but we should also have something interesting to look forward to before that – in fact, as soon as next Wednesday, 2 April.
Nokia Conversations is teasing a Nokia event at the annual Microsoft BUILD developer conference in San Francisco next week, all under the banner of “More”.
An interactive teaser invite simply invites people to “join us” at the event next weekend, where we'll get to see “more”. However, the O in “more” cycles through a range of icons for the Camera, Internet, Navigation, Smiley, Messaging and To-Do functions – suggesting that whatever's on the cards relates in some way.
There's more. In teasing the same event on Twitter, Nokia went with the tagline “why go for One when you get more?” Odd wording aside, it's clearly a dig at the HTC One, which launched on Tuesday.
But what does it mean? One possibility is that Nokia is lining up a hardware announcement of its own – or more than one, to make sense of the Twitter tease.
Two possibilities that would fit the bill are the Nokia Lumia 630 and Lumia 930 – the former which was an outside bet to launch at MWC 2014 last month, and the latter a GSM variant of the recently unveiled Lumia Icon.
But then how does that tie into the cycling through of various Nokia/Microsoft services on the invite? All will be revealed next Wednesday.