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Nokia's MWC press conference

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

  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:44:48 AM
    There's a buildup for something here...
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:44:55 AM
    The market for ultra affordable smartphones will grow four times faster than the rest of the market.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:45:02 AM
    Elop just rattled off phone specs, which means that Android is coming up.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:45:02 AM
    We're going after it with multiple options at different price points.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:45:07 AM
    So here it comes.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:45:16 AM
    Duh duh duhhhh!
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:45:26 AM
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:45:28 AM
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:45:44 AM
    A video plays, unveiling the Nokia X, its first Android-powered smartphone.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:45:52 AM
    I'm not sure why people are clapping. This does not look like Android at all.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:45:57 AM
    Elop pulls it out and introduces the Nokia X and Nokia X Plus.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:46:02 AM
    Sorry, Nokia X+
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:46:17 AM
    These are beautiful designs. Include unique Nokia experiences.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:46:23 AM
    Include a wide array of popular Microsoft services.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:46:33 AM
    They continue our pattern of bold vibrant colors.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:46:39 AM
    They come with a monobody design.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:46:53 AM
    The Nokia X and X+ have a 4-inch touch screen. Extra memory and SD Card.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:47:11 AM
    Both the phones have fluid navigation. Includes an enhanced fast lane user experience.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:47:20 AM
    Preloaded apps include Skype, Facebook.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:47:21 AM
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:47:36 AM
    The Nokia X and X+ are built on Android open source project. They have access to hundreds of thousands of apps out of the box.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:47:40 AM
    But not from Google Play.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:47:48 AM
    Nokia has differentiated it by adding its own experience.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:47:58 AM
    Nokia X and X+ offers Here Maps and Nokia Mix Radio.
  • Nick Hide 2/24/2014 7:48:09 AM
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:48:10 AM
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:48:11 AM
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:48:21 AM
    We are introducing new customers around the world to popular MIcrosoft services like Skype, OneDrive.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:48:22 AM
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:48:34 AM
    This phone uses Microsoft's cloud, not Google's cloud services.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:48:41 AM
    It allows Microsoft to reach emerging markets.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:48:57 AM
    People can access free apps from the Nokia store. It'll be a high quality curated experience, Elop says.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:49:16 AM
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:49:17 AM
    You can use other app stores or sideload. No Google Play though.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:49:17 AM
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:49:18 AM
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:49:29 AM
    The Nokia store is optimized for growth economy purchase models.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:49:51 AM
    We help developers with different monetization methods for emerging markets, including try and buy and operator billing.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:50:00 AM
    Operating billing is up in 60 markets already.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:50:08 AM
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:50:22 AM
    Neal Bradley from the mobile phone team is up on stage to talk Nokia X.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:50:37 AM
    It all starts at the glance screen.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:50:53 AM
    Glance screen shows the time without touching the device.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:51:10 AM
    The home screen is directly influenced by Lumia family of phones, with "live tiles."
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:51:13 AM
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