First, it was the likes of LG, Nvidia, Amazon, and Ericsson but now it seems like Sony is gonna be joining the bandwagon as they just announced that they’re also withdrawing from the Mobile World Congress.
Sony Joins Apple to pull out of MWC
The show which is one of the biggest mobile events in the world is scheduled to hold in Barcelona at the end of this month.
Sony said in a press release that instead they’re gonna be unveiling their flagship Xperia via live-streaming services like YouTube.
According to the company “As we place the utmost importance on the safety and well-being of our customers, partners, media, and employees, we have taken the difficult decision to withdraw from exhibiting and participating at MWC 2020 in Barcelona, Spain.”
As we all know, the very deadly virus has infected well over 37,000 people and killed more than 8000. Most major companies including Apple, Nintendo, and Google have all closed their offices in the affected regions.
Although the GSMA which is the organization in charge of running the MWC has come out to say that they are gonna be taking precautionary measures to ensure they minimize the risk posed by the virus.
But despite all the assurance most top tech giants have decided to back out as they said the risk is not worth taking. One of the major companies still planning to attend is Samsung, although they have cut down on the number of employees going.