Nokia planning a powerhouse 12 megapixel, HD-capable camera phone, but won't introduce it at MWC?

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Conflicting reports are coming in this morning about Nokia’s upcoming handset lineup. Leaked information from Tom’s Guide, a French technology website, reveals several new Nokia handsets that rumored to be slated for launch starting in early summer. According to the not confirmed info, Nokia will be structuring its handset lineup using the following naming conventions:

  • C: Lower end voice-based
  • X: Focus on entertainment, music for a young target
  • E: Dedicated to business, solutions for e-mails
  • N: High-end
  • S: Very upscale and limited editions

Nokia is supposedly developing a wide range of C-series handsets including the C5-10, a QWERTY handset that will take on BlackBerry handsets. On the top of the heap is the N8-00, a capacitive, multitouch handset with 720p video capture and a 12 megapixel camera. The N8-00 will be the first Symbian^3 handset and is rumored to launch this summer. Expectations are high for Nokia at MWC with this rumor pointing to a potential unveiling of one or more of these handsets at the upcoming Barcelona conference. This rumor would be exciting if not for the fact that another rumor fresh out today suggests that Nokia will not unveil any new handsets at MWC 2010. According to an unidentified source involved with the MWC planning, the Espoo manufacturer will not have a stand at MWC and has has made a strategic decision to withhold any hardware launches until a later unspecified date. When MWC finally begins next week, will Nokia dazzle us with its latest offerings or will there be a gaping hole where Nokia and its Symbian handsets used to be?

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