Nokia's "More" event at Microsoft Build

As the first day of Microsoft Build closes, Nokia will hold an event in San Francisco where it should reveal new Lumia phones and discuss Windows Phone 8.1.

  • Kent German 4/2/2014 11:44:35 PM
    Hello, everyone! Welcome to CNET's live blog of Nokia's "More" event from San Francisco.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:44:48 PM
    Hey all, Roger Cheng, executive editor of CNET News, here with Tim Stevens.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:44:57 PM
    Photographer Josh Miller is here next to me shooting this event.
  • josh.miller 4/2/2014 11:45:26 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:45:50 PM
    So, we're not expecting much from this press conference.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:45:59 PM
    The news, after all, was all announced about six hours ago.
  • Tim Stevens 4/2/2014 11:46:23 PM
    Is it just me or do I look slightly drunk in that picture? I'm sober, I swear.
  • josh.miller 4/2/2014 11:46:52 PM
  • Kent German 4/2/2014 11:47:02 PM
    @Tim Stevens: You're just delirious after the 3-hour Microsoft live blog
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:47:04 PM
    We're in a little gallery in the SoMa district of San Francisco. It's not too far from the Microsoft Build conference -- unless you had to hoof it here in a rush.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:47:35 PM
    So I've been complaining about the weather in SF -- it's been rainy all week -- but it was actually nice today. Unfortunately, sunny weather and a heavy jacket are an uncomfortable combination.
  • josh.miller 4/2/2014 11:47:35 PM
  • Tim Stevens 4/2/2014 11:47:41 PM
    We're pretty sure we know what's coming this evening, but if any of you have some zany predictions or hopes for unveilings we'd love to hear 'em. I'm @Tim_Stevens on Twitter. Roger is @RogerWCheng.
  • Tim Stevens 4/2/2014 11:48:10 PM
    We're listening to a little Cee Lo Green remix at the moment, who is telling us how happy he is. Are you happy? We're pretty happy.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:48:14 PM
    But just to recap, Nokia announced the Lumia 930 and Lumia 630 and 635 this morning at the Build keynote. So, I guess we'll recap those announcements here.
  • Tim Stevens 4/2/2014 11:48:18 PM
    Again, though, I'm totally not drunk.
  • josh.miller 4/2/2014 11:48:35 PM
  • Kent German 4/2/2014 11:48:45 PM
    Nokia says "More" because Microsoft already announced three new Lumia phones, the 930, the 635, and the 630 this morning. You can find links to the First Takes above.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:48:56 PM
    I'm happy, but only because we're almost done with this day. I'm still having nightmares about that three-hour live blog.
  • Tim Stevens 4/2/2014 11:49:16 PM
    I was happy to make it through that keynote without needing a potty break, personally.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:49:38 PM
    So if the phones have been announced, what's the "more"? A Nokia exec tells me we might see accessories. So, there's that...
  • Tim Stevens 4/2/2014 11:49:48 PM
    We're seeing lots of giant Lumias in lots of technicolor hues being flaunted here. Most of the Nokia personnel are definitely showing their rainbow love this evening. Looking great.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:49:57 PM
    @TimStevens: The key to that? Not eating breakfast.
  • josh.miller 4/2/2014 11:50:08 PM
  • josh.miller 4/2/2014 11:50:57 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:51:16 PM
    So anyone have a favorite among the new colors introduced? I'm partial to orange. I wouldn't mind an orange phone.
  • Tim Stevens 4/2/2014 11:51:40 PM
    Definitely orange. Love it.
  • josh.miller 4/2/2014 11:51:43 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:51:45 PM
    So flanking the stage are rows of couches with reserved signs on them. I guess for the Stephen Elop's entourage?
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:51:58 PM
    Where's our reserved signs? Oh right, we're lowly journalists...
  • Seth Cheever 4/2/2014 11:52:09 PM
    If Lumia 930 doesn't come out in USA on MULTIPLE providers, I'm getting an iPhone... tonight... I love the Windows OS environment, but carrier exclusivity of quality handsets (1020, 930) will drive away customers to available handsets, i.e. Android first with iPhone exclusivity, and now iPhone with Windows. This is NOT a good strategy for a struggling operating system... Profound sadness. :(
  • Seth Cheever 4/2/2014 11:52:18 PM
    Also, why show off the 930 anyway, in America, as a great device... but guess what, you can't have it... unless you have Verizon... then you can have something CLOSE!
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:52:43 PM
    @SethCheever: Agreed, one of the more annoying things about Nokia is its insistence on striking carrier exclusivity agreements. That's not going to change.
  • josh.miller 4/2/2014 11:52:58 PM
  • Tim Stevens 4/2/2014 11:53:10 PM
    This morning Microsoft kicked things off with some pretty heavy beats. Things are much more chill at this Nokia event. Which is just fine. It's been a long day.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:53:15 PM
    Nokia seems to think it's the right strategy. I would say it's debatable.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:54:04 PM
    So I see Nokia exec Chris Weber by the side of the stage chatting it up. I'm guess he gets a reserved seat.
  • josh.miller 4/2/2014 11:54:06 PM
  • Tim Stevens 4/2/2014 11:54:20 PM
    Thanks to @Xavdog for being the only one to send in a prediction so far: "I’m going to go to on a limb and say they’ll do something with Windows Phone. :P" -- And what a daring prediction it is!
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:54:42 PM
    This is a far, far more intimate setting than this morning's Build conference. Like 1/100 smaller.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:54:55 PM
    I'm about five feet from the stage (I'm in the front row).
  • LeoCzaplicki 4/2/2014 11:55:01 PM
    @tim.stevens way too many tiles on that demo screen
  • josh.miller 4/2/2014 11:55:04 PM
  • Tim Stevens 4/2/2014 11:55:50 PM
    Now they're rolling in. @Generalguy41 says "Nokia TV" -- Sorry to say any plans there probably shelved so as not to compete with the Xbox regime. But man, think of how many great colors they would have come in.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 11:56:30 PM
    It's interesting (somewhat) to note that green was the dominant color at Mobile World Congress. Here? More like orange. One of the executives is actually wearing an orange sweater (and orange button on his shirt) to color coordinate. That's some forethought.
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