Nokia's annual gathering may not have been the right time and place for the new MeeGo operating system, but it did give the Finnish phone maker a chance to show off a range of new Symbian^3 devices.
The big announcement of Nokia World 2010 was the upcoming Nokia E7, an N97 cum N8 hybrid for the business minded. You can say what you will about the Symbian platform, but it's hard to criticise Nokia's outstanding industrial design.
Do you like the look of the N8 and E7, but aren't willing to spend big this year? The "touch and type" Nokia X3 is the one for you then. At an estimated cost of €120, the X3 is super cheap for a touchscreen phone with world-roaming 3G.
As well as a decent showing of upcoming phones, Nokia also had a few nifty bits of code on show. This is a future version of Nokia Maps with interactive 3D objects built into a Street View-like perspective. Using Navteq mapping vehicles, 3D data is collected and cities are mapped as full 3D models, with the street-level photography overlaid as model textures. This means all the buildings and landmarks are selectable objects on the map, so you can click on one of these skyscrapers to see who works inside, their phone numbers and any extra data available, like reviews.