BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2012 -- With photo booth tours already completed at the Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC) and Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) halls in Barcelona, what would Nokia Networks show off when we descended on its Hall 8 village? (See MWC 2012 Photos: AlcaLu Booth Tour and MWC 2012 Photos: Ericsson Booth Tour.)
NSN was the third of six mobile network equipment vendors we visited with a photographer at this year's MWC and we gave them all the exact same challenge: Show us your three market leading/cutting edge/most important products and tell us about them in just 10 minutes.
The idea of the exercise is to determine what an average visitor might be shown if they were trying to get a sense for what the major mobile vendors are focused on right now. All the companies were given the exact same advance brief, treatment and opportunity, to which some responded more readily than others.
So here's what we saw on the NSN tour, with the overall grade, based on perceived performance, relevance and other factors (some rather subjective), provided with the final picture caption.
Click on the picture below to start the tour.
All photos taken by Siqui Sánchez/Getty Images, but he can't be held responsible for any of the words.
You can see how NSN and its peers performed in 2011 by checking out the 2011 booth tours below:
- MWC 2011 Photos: AlcaLu Booth Tour
- MWC 2011 Photos: Huawei Booth Tour
- MWC 2011 Photos: ZTE Booth Tour
- MWC 2011 Photos: Ericsson Booth Tour
- MWC 2011 Photos: Cisco Booth Tour
- MWC 2011 Photos: NSN Booth Tour
- MWC 2011 Photos: NEC Booth Tour
- MWC 2011 Photo Tour Report Card