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Nokia's MWC press conference

Nokia is expected to show off its first Android-powered smartphone at the event.

  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:33:17 AM
    Today, we'll be bringing all of our expertise to bear to connect the next billion people to the Internet, he says.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:33:22 AM
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  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:33:24 AM
    The "next billion people" means emerging markets.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:33:24 AM
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:33:25 AM
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:33:46 AM
    At the end of 2013, we saw continually improving results, he says. We've gone from a standing start to 10% share in some markets, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:33:54 AM
    Seeing growth in Europe, as well as emerging markets.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:34:00 AM
    We've seen Lumia sales double year over year, he says.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:34:01 AM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:34:15 AM
    The Lumia 520 was one that Nokia launched last year at MWC.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:34:17 AM
    Led by Lumia 1020 and 520, he says. The 520 is the top selling smartphone in the 75-150 euro price range.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:34:19 AM
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:34:26 AM
    We continue to introduce new innovation around Lumia, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:34:48 AM
    Talks up treasure tag, which can be placed on bags or other items as a proximity sensor.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:34:58 AM
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  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:34:59 AM
    Also a shout out to the Verizon Lumia icon smartphone.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:35:00 AM
    it will be interesting to see what Nokia does here. Two years ago, it launched a high-end Lumia, but last year, the phones were all lower-end affordables.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:35:10 AM
    BBM, Adobe Photoshop, and Food Panda, will be coming to Lumia.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:35:17 AM
    Will BBM come to Windows Phone? Or just Lumia?
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:35:19 AM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:35:20 AM
    I'm impressed that Elop said "Food Panda" with a straight face.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:35:32 AM
    BBM will be huge in emerging markets, Elop said.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:35:40 AM
    We introduced developers to imaging SDK in June. Today, we're updating SDK to version 1.1, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:35:53 AM
    The new release brings new features like image editing, performance optimized editing, and re-framing.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:36:08 AM
    Developers can realize the potential of a converged Windows experience, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:36:17 AM
    Developers can reuse code across Windows and Lumia, he says.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:36:18 AM
    Nokia's imaging is very good, a hallmark of theirs. Right now, Nokia has the best low light performance of any phones I've seen.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:36:18 AM
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  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:36:29 AM
    They work on Lumia phones, Windows 8 tablets and PCs, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:36:35 AM
    Last year, talked up Asha devices.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:36:49 AM
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:36:53 AM
    The Nokia 105, which was a major hit a year ago, has been a tremendous hit for people.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:37:02 AM
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:37:06 AM
    Nokia selling 1M units of the 105 each week.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:37:20 AM
    That Nokia 105 sells for 15 Euros. Simple, very cheap.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:37:24 AM
    Once we close with Microsoft, Lumia, Asha, and feature phones will be part of broader family of Microsoft products, he says.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:37:28 AM
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:37:41 AM
    Quotes his future boss, the new Microsoft CEO, in talking about the cloud and ability to do new things.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:37:57 AM
    The first device is the Nokia 220, the most affordable Internet ready phone.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:37:59 AM
    When Elop mentioned Microsoft's CEO, it just makes me wonder how he's already starting to transition to his new Microsoft role.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:38:06 AM
    This looks to be a feature phone.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:38:13 AM
    This is a basic handset. Nobody should be clapping for this phone.
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