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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 7:51:21 AM
    You can swipe across for the fast lane.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:51:39 AM
    You can personalize you're home screen. You can press and hold tiles to move it around the screen and reorganize it.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:51:52 AM
    You can also resize a tile, adding new abilities.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:51:57 AM
    It's very Lumia-esque.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:52:05 AM
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:52:15 AM
    The phone has signature Microsoft apps and Nokia services.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:52:22 AM
    You'll see Vine, BBM, and Plants vs. Zombies 2.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:52:43 AM
    You can easily create a folder as well.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:53:14 AM
    I'm not sure if it's the video, but the interface looks a little bumpy. Not as smooth as claimed.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:53:25 AM
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  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:53:48 AM
    Fast lane, meanwhile, is an interface with commonly used apps, music and history listed.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:53:55 AM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:54:02 AM
    Hey Nokia, way to blow our ears out.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:54:10 AM
    You can play music directly from fast lane. He taps the play button and music blasts out loud. Ouch.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:54:41 AM
    What's weird about this store is that you can access Android apps, except you have to go through Nokia to do it...
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:54:43 AM
    Now he's talking about the Nokia store, which is a curated store for Android and Microsoft apps.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:54:56 AM
    Skype, unsurprisingly, is highlighted as the app of the day.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:54:58 AM
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  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:55:06 AM
    Google Play is not on the Nokia X.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:55:33 AM
    If an app isn't in a store, you get directed to a third-party app store, like Yandex in Russia.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:55:50 AM
    Controls are right at the top of the screen. Can easily switch between dual SIM slots.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:55:51 AM
    The home screen looks like a bastardized version of Windows Phone. It's weird.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:55:55 AM
    Okay, Elop is back on stage.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:56:01 AM
    He's coughing a bit, looks like he's fighting a cold.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:56:05 AM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/24/2014 7:56:14 AM
    This is no Android phone that you'd recognize, and Nokia likes it that way.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:56:16 AM
    So what's the difference between X and X+?
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:56:21 AM
    Something else!
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:56:25 AM
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:56:27 AM
    There's a Nokia XL.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:56:34 AM
    It looks to be a larger phone?
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:56:48 AM
    It's a big, bold smartphone with a 5-inch display and 5MP rear camera with flash and autofocus.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:56:51 AM
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  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:57:02 AM
    With a 2MP front camera, the XL is a great way to enjoy popular services from Microsoft.
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:57:11 AM
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  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:57:36 AM
    Neal is back on to talk about the camera and standout design and LED flash.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:57:51 AM
    One of the games available for XL is PvZ 2.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 7:58:00 AM
    Didn't that game disappoint?
  • sarahtew 2/24/2014 7:58:26 AM
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