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Nokia's MWC press conference

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

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    Laura Kingwell, of Microsoft's Skype team, is on stage.
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    Nokia X buyers will get one month free of unlimited calls to landlines and mobile on Skype, she says.
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    There's a OneDrive offer of 10GB of storage from the Nokia store.
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    Overall, we're delighted to introduce the best of Microsoft with Nokia X, she says.
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    Nokia X is 89 euros.
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    Nokia XL in early Q2 for 109 euros.
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    The X+ is 99 euros. Will be available in Q2.
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    Elop stresses Lumia is still the primary brand for Nokia. It's where the innovation will be.
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    You should expect to see Lumia devices at lower price points, with Nokia X prices going lower than that.
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    The Nokia X will be a feeder system for Lumia, Elop says.
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    Substituting Microsoft and Nokia services in the place of Google, he says.
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    We're introducing the next billion people to Microsoft, he says. Nokia X gives people a gateway to Microsoft.
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    We'll win with popular Microsoft services and Nokia apps, he says.
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    Nokia X together with Lumia represents a deliberate strategy to leverge services as a common denominator to deliver products to the widest possible market.
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    We have four product categories: basic phones, Asha entry level smartphones, the Nokia X, and the higher end Lumia.
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    You'll see greatest innovation and full compatibility with Microsoft experience with Lumia, he says.
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    Nokia has connected billions of people around the world. Microsoft has put a PC on every desk. Together, we can connect people in a world that's mobile and cloud first.
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    And that's it for the prepared remarks.
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    It's time for Q&A.
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    Why did Nokia feel it was necessary to pursue Nokia X with Windows Phone going lower priced?
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    Elop says as Lumia gets lower priced, he expects to push Nokia X even lower in price.
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    We also believe there's a real opp in growth mkt to take advantage of the app ecosystem.
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    Does the Nokia X family come with an unlocked bootloader?
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    We've kept Android open source platform standard, but built Nokia APIs and user experience on top of that.
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    Looks like Nokia's cut the video feed for the Q&A.
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    Why not Office?
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    Elop: No commitments to Office, but he expects to build more Microsoft services to the phone.
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    Elop: We're pleased with momentum around developers at Windows Phone.
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    When we have a conversation with developer, what we're able to talk about is being able to build for both Android and Win Phone, and still get Nokia help.
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    And standard Android apps can be sideloaded and installed, Elop says.
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    There are certain Google APIs that go to Google services that have been replaced with Microsoft APIs.
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    Minor changes can be made to make Google apps work, Elop says in a complicated way.
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    (Please refresh if you want to get rid of the annoying music.)
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 8:13:40 AM
    Q: When will you be announcing the next PureView device?
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 8:14:02 AM
    Elop: No word on next Lumia device. But says PureView and camera tech is a big focus for the company and Lumia.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 8:14:12 AM
    And with that, Elop wraps things up with a summary of the new phones.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 8:14:40 AM
    Okay, that's it.
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    Elop leaves the stage. The Nokia chime goes off.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 8:18:47 AM
    And with that, I'm shutting down the live blog. Thanks to everyone for tuning in!
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 8:19:10 AM
    Stick around for all of the glorious MWC coverage.
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