Hello! Welcome to CNET's live blog of Nokia's "Zoom Reinvented" event!
I'm hosting you from San Francisco, but Brian Bennett, Maggie Reardon, and Roger Cheng will bring you the news from NY.
Hello from Pier 92 in NYC! Brian, Sarah and I are here at the event.
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!
Alright! Now in the house!
@Hemal I sure hope so! I think that's what everyone is expecting.
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.
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."
Well, I mean a camera phone. This isn't a Canon event. Nokia is known for high quality cameras in its phones.
Just to paint the picture, we're looking at a big screen with a montage of images shot with Lumia phones.
The place is packed with journos and plenty of Nokia execs sitting right in front of us.
Still waiting for the event to start though...looks like about 15 minutes.
Hey! Roger Cheng just arrived!
Unlike T-Mobile's event yesterday, I hear that this venue has air conditioning. Is that right, Maggie?
Yes, Kent. I actually have a sweater on! But I am not complaining. I thought I was going to melt yesterday!
Feels like high school with these wooden desk chairs :)
Looks like I picked a good day to wear a tie. Nice and frosty in here!
Hey Brian don't knock the school desks! With my growing belly, I appreciate having a desk (I'm 7 months prego.)
The beat of the tunes is picking up. I can feel the adrenaline starting to flow! Yeah!
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?
@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.
@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.
I can't wait to check out the new Lumia's camera in action. I hope it's snappy.
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.
The photos projected on the screen look a little fuzzy...or is that just me?
I like how Nokia made it point to say these images were shot with a Lumia.