Hello! Welcome to CNET's live blog of Nokia's "Zoom Reinvented" event!
Kent German7/11/2013 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 Reardon7/11/2013 2:38:28 PM
Hello from Pier 92 in NYC! Brian, Sarah and I are here at the event.
Marguerite Reardon7/11/2013 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!
hemal7/11/2013 2:40:05 PM
Are we seeing the 41 MP cam from Nokia this time?
Brian Bennett7/11/2013 2:40:20 PM
Alright! Now in the house!
Marguerite Reardon7/11/2013 2:40:27 PM
@Hemal I sure hope so! I think that's what everyone is expecting.
Kent German7/11/2013 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 Reardon7/11/2013 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 Reardon7/11/2013 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 Bennett7/11/2013 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.
Checkers7/11/2013 2:43:08 PM
I hate leaks! I wanted it to be a surprise and all be revealed today :(
sarahtew7/11/2013 2:43:39 PM
Brian Bennett7/11/2013 2:43:39 PM
The place is packed with journos and plenty of Nokia execs sitting right in front of us.
sarahtew7/11/2013 2:44:06 PM
Maggie got us 3rd row seats!
sarahtew7/11/2013 2:44:25 PM
Mike T7/11/2013 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 Bennett7/11/2013 2:45:17 PM
Still waiting for the event to start though...looks like about 15 minutes.
Brian Bennett7/11/2013 2:45:31 PM
Hey! Roger Cheng just arrived!
sarahtew7/11/2013 2:45:51 PM
Brian Bennett, ready for action.
Kent German7/11/2013 2:46:18 PM
Unlike T-Mobile's event yesterday, I hear that this venue has air conditioning. Is that right, Maggie?
sarahtew7/11/2013 2:46:26 PM
Roger just made it through some heavy crosstown traffic...
Marguerite Reardon7/11/2013 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 Bennett7/11/2013 2:47:06 PM
Feels like high school with these wooden desk chairs :)
Brian Bennett7/11/2013 2:47:39 PM
Looks like I picked a good day to wear a tie. Nice and frosty in here!
Marguerite Reardon7/11/2013 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 Bennett7/11/2013 2:48:40 PM
@maggie I hear that!
sarahtew7/11/2013 2:49:23 PM
So far all we've got is a cinema screen with tiles of photos...
The beat of the tunes is picking up. I can feel the adrenaline starting to flow! Yeah!
Marguerite Reardon7/11/2013 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?
sarahtew7/11/2013 2:51:44 PM
Display Name:techie237/11/2013 2:51:51 PM
No phone will ever replace my trusty Canon dSLR.
Lamont Swepson II7/11/2013 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 Reardon7/11/2013 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 German7/11/2013 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 Bennett7/11/2013 2:53:37 PM
I can't wait to check out the new Lumia's camera in action. I hope it's snappy.
Marguerite Reardon7/11/2013 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 Bennett7/11/2013 2:55:57 PM
The photos projected on the screen look a little fuzzy...or is that just me?
TMO WIsh7/11/2013 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.
WP7Mango7/11/2013 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 German7/11/2013 2:56:33 PM
Brian Bennett7/11/2013 2:56:37 PM
I like how Nokia made it point to say these images were shot with a Lumia.