So picture this scenario: Nokia has its global conference and developer event -- the aptly-named Nokia World
-- scheduled and set in stone for months. HTC swoops in just weeks ahead of time and schedules a conflicting press event
in the same city (which we're covering in just a few moments). You might imagine there's a little bit of bad blood there, yeah? Well, Nokia's taken it to the next level here, sending a phalanx of young folks with giant red balloons reading "I know where I'm going with Nokia's Ovi Maps
" to stand directly outside the entrance to HTC's event. We know where we're going, too, Nokia... and it's HTC. Sorry! We'll be back to Nokia World soon, we promise.Update
: Oh, and Nokia handed out "HTC press conference survival kits," too. Pitiful, really. Peek it after the break.Update 2:
We spoke with an HTC representative who told us that the company had originally planned to hold its launch on the 14th before Nokia had announced its dates for Nokia World -- and when it found out about the dates, it switched to the 15th to make room for Nokia's announcements. Seems fair to us.