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Nokia "Zoom Reinvented" event

Nokia will be taking the wraps off its new Lumia 1020 smartphone at an event in New York City on July 11.

  • Kent German 7/11/2013 2:35:10 PM
    Hello! Welcome to CNET's live blog of Nokia's "Zoom Reinvented" event!
  • Kent German 7/11/2013 2:37:10 PM
    I'm hosting you from San Francisco, but Brian Bennett, Maggie Reardon, and Roger Cheng will bring you the news from NY.
  • Marguerite Reardon 7/11/2013 2:38:28 PM
    Hello from Pier 92 in NYC! Brian, Sarah and I are here at the event.
  • Marguerite Reardon 7/11/2013 2:39:40 PM
    Nokia is playing some really soothing spa-like music. And the AC is cranked up. I hope I don't fall into a Zen state waiting for this event to start. What a difference from yesterday's hot house and loud T-Mobile event!
  • hemal 7/11/2013 2:40:05 PM
    Are we seeing the 41 MP cam from Nokia this time?
  • Brian Bennett 7/11/2013 2:40:20 PM
    Alright! Now in the house!
  • Marguerite Reardon 7/11/2013 2:40:27 PM
    @Hemal I sure hope so! I think that's what everyone is expecting.
  • Kent German 7/11/2013 2:40:42 PM
    Yep. I'd say we don't know what we're going to see, but there have been leaks aplenty about the Lumia 1020, a 41-megapixel camera phone.
  • Marguerite Reardon 7/11/2013 2:41:29 PM
    Obviously this event is going to be about a camera. Nokia's marketing machine hasn't been shy about touting its photography chops and the event is called "Zoom Reinvented."
  • Marguerite Reardon 7/11/2013 2:42:20 PM
    Well, I mean a camera phone. This isn't a Canon event. Nokia is known for high quality cameras in its phones.
  • Brian Bennett 7/11/2013 2:42:30 PM
    Just to paint the picture, we're looking at a big screen with a montage of images shot with Lumia phones.
  • Checkers 7/11/2013 2:43:08 PM
    I hate leaks! I wanted it to be a surprise and all be revealed today :(
  • sarahtew 7/11/2013 2:43:39 PM
  • Brian Bennett 7/11/2013 2:43:39 PM
    The place is packed with journos and plenty of Nokia execs sitting right in front of us.
  • sarahtew 7/11/2013 2:44:06 PM

    Maggie got us 3rd row seats!

  • sarahtew 7/11/2013 2:44:25 PM
  • Mike T 7/11/2013 2:45:01 PM
    I have been waiting for a phone that has a camera that is as good as a quality digital camera. CAN'T WAIT!
  • Brian Bennett 7/11/2013 2:45:17 PM
    Still waiting for the event to start though...looks like about 15 minutes.
  • Brian Bennett 7/11/2013 2:45:31 PM
    Hey! Roger Cheng just arrived!
  • sarahtew 7/11/2013 2:45:51 PM

    Brian Bennett, ready for action.

  • Kent German 7/11/2013 2:46:18 PM
    Unlike T-Mobile's event yesterday, I hear that this venue has air conditioning. Is that right, Maggie?
  • sarahtew 7/11/2013 2:46:26 PM

    Roger just made it through some heavy crosstown traffic...

  • Marguerite Reardon 7/11/2013 2:47:02 PM
    Yes, Kent. I actually have a sweater on! But I am not complaining. I thought I was going to melt yesterday!
  • Brian Bennett 7/11/2013 2:47:06 PM
    Feels like high school with these wooden desk chairs :)
  • Brian Bennett 7/11/2013 2:47:39 PM
    Looks like I picked a good day to wear a tie. Nice and frosty in here!
  • Marguerite Reardon 7/11/2013 2:47:48 PM
    Hey Brian don't knock the school desks! With my growing belly, I appreciate having a desk (I'm 7 months prego.)
  • Brian Bennett 7/11/2013 2:48:40 PM
    @maggie I hear that!
  • sarahtew 7/11/2013 2:49:23 PM

    So far all we've got is a cinema screen with tiles of photos...

  • Checkers 7/11/2013 2:50:03 PM
    Horray! I can finally ditch my iphone!
  • sarahtew 7/11/2013 2:50:28 PM
  • Kent German 7/11/2013 2:50:59 PM
    Nokia first brought us a 41-megapixel camera phone with the Nokia 808 PureView
  • Brian Bennett 7/11/2013 2:50:59 PM
    The beat of the tunes is picking up. I can feel the adrenaline starting to flow! Yeah!
  • Marguerite Reardon 7/11/2013 2:51:23 PM
    I'm excited for the new Lumia 1020, but only hesitancy in buying it or recommending it to people who are in the market for a new phone is still the Microsoft Windows Phone ecosystem. I know it's growing and getting there in terms of apps. But iOS and Android are just so far ahead. What does everyone else think?
  • sarahtew 7/11/2013 2:51:44 PM
  • Display Name:techie23 7/11/2013 2:51:51 PM
    No phone will ever replace my trusty Canon dSLR.
  • Lamont Swepson II 7/11/2013 2:52:09 PM
    If it is the Lumia 1020 I hope that I'm highly impressed with what I see and that it comes to Verizon as well.
  • Marguerite Reardon 7/11/2013 2:52:39 PM
    @techi23 I think for some people this is so true. But I have to admit I rarely take out my point and shoot camera anymore. I rely almost entirely on my smartphone.
  • Kent German 7/11/2013 2:53:07 PM
    @Laomont: It will be disappointing if the 1020 is an AT&T exclusive. It will need to come to more carriers in order to be a success.
  • Brian Bennett 7/11/2013 2:53:37 PM
    I can't wait to check out the new Lumia's camera in action. I hope it's snappy.
  • Marguerite Reardon 7/11/2013 2:55:57 PM
    We are 5 minutes away from the event starting. But we are still getting the same stream of pictures on the screen on stage. Nothing new to report yet.
  • Brian Bennett 7/11/2013 2:55:57 PM
    The photos projected on the screen look a little fuzzy...or is that just me?
  • TMO WIsh 7/11/2013 2:56:04 PM
    Hopefully they don't restrict the 10xx line to only At&t, like they did with the 9xx series were they become irrelevant. Nokia should focus on getting their devices into more peoples hands. they should have Various model design for each carrier to support the handset.
  • WP7Mango 7/11/2013 2:56:29 PM
    Marguerite, recently it was reported that the majority of apps on iOS are NOT even downloaded - they just sit there like "zombie" apps. So the number the apps is really not the key factor anymore.
  • Kent German 7/11/2013 2:56:33 PM
  • Brian Bennett 7/11/2013 2:56:37 PM
    I like how Nokia made it point to say these images were shot with a Lumia.
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