Nokia cancels CES 2013 appearance to focus on MWC announcements

NokiaAt CES last year, Nokia unveiled its Lumia 900 flagship smartphone for AT&T. With the manufacturer having announced new devices for U.S. carriers (for example the Lumia 920 for AT&T and the Lumia 822 for Verizon) only recently, it now appears that it will skip the event entirely this year to focus on announcements at Mobile World Congress in late February.

Chinese WPDang reports that Nokia has cancelled its Consumer Electronics Show plans and will not be found at the event. A look at the CES 2013 Exhibitor Directory appears to support this as only Nokia’s Navteq division is represented.

The report adds that Nokia could use MWC to introduce the Lumia 950 (which we’ve heard about before), an upgraded version of the Lumia 920. It could also launch the Nokia Lumia 980 which could be the Windows Phone 8 successor to the Nokia 808 PureView.

As UnwiredView points out, Nokia could make the next round of U.S. carrier announcements at CTIA Wireless 2013 running in late May.

Read more: WPDang (in Chinese) [Google translation] (Source: UnwiredView)