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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.

  • Josh Miller 4/3/2014 12:16:34 AM
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:16:41 AM
    Elop doesn't have an answer. They'll follow up with the person who asked the question.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:16:50 AM
    Question: More on the sensor SDK?
  • Josh Miller 4/3/2014 12:17:17 AM
  • Tim Stevens 4/3/2014 12:17:18 AM
    Getting a slight whiff of incense in here.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:17:18 AM
    Elop: We'll do a first-party application to show off the fitness and motion tracking. But Nokia will quickly work with developers to build apps.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:17:43 AM
    Question: How many apps do you have and what percentage of Fortune 500 have apps in your store?
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:18:02 AM
    Elop says he wants to talk about apps in general. The app challenge is our biggest challenge. It's the thing we have to focus on.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:18:14 AM
    He doesn't have an answer on the percentage of Fortune 500 companies.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:18:38 AM
    We have 400,000 applications in the store, growing by 500 a day.
  • Josh Miller 4/3/2014 12:18:52 AM
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:18:53 AM
    We just need to get the top 100 most popular apps. If you look at iOS and Android, we're doing well.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:19:01 AM
    Instagram was a big exception, but we got that, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:19:14 AM
    In other emerging markets, we have to get to the local apps, he says.
  • Tim Stevens 4/3/2014 12:19:15 AM
    We're getting a few questions of our own, here. Leo just asked "I wonder if 8.1 will give us better battery life on our 980 series phones?" -- It's certainly possible. They didn't mention battery improvements, but they did mention performance improvements over the earlier versions. And usually that comes from efficiencies, which could mean a little better battery life. I wouldn't expect a huge change, but it might help.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:19:32 AM
    There are certain long-tail communities of interest where we have to get certain apps that we need to get, he says.
  • Josh Miller 4/3/2014 12:19:51 AM
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:19:56 AM
    Elop is a pilot, and there are a few pilot apps that are important, and some are only found in iOS. That's the challenge: getting it to Windows Phone.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:20:09 AM
    That's the attraction of the unified environment, he says.
  • Tim Stevens 4/3/2014 12:20:11 AM
    Seth says "Would have been truly MORE if they offered MORE of their projects available to MORE of the world " -- Indeed, but when it comes to global awareness, you can't get much more comprehensive than Nokia.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:20:19 AM
    People can see the broader opportunity, he says.
  • Tim Stevens 4/3/2014 12:20:37 AM
    Fun fact update: Elop is wearing orange socks with his green shoes. Perhaps he's Irish?
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:20:39 AM
    Correction: There are 245,000 apps in the Windows Phone store.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:21:11 AM
    Question on approval process in India on Nokia and Microsoft.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:21:26 AM
    Elop: Were focused on coming out with the best outcome, but can't say much.
  • Josh Miller 4/3/2014 12:21:50 AM
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:21:56 AM
    Elop: From a Nokia perspective, we have managed ourselves within the laws of India and Finland. We'll have to keep working as best we can.
  • Josh Miller 4/3/2014 12:22:29 AM
  • Tim Stevens 4/3/2014 12:22:45 AM
    Desmend asking "Will the 630 and 635 be available in the US?" -- Yes, we're hearing T-Mobile.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:22:46 AM
    Question on Microsoft's decision to eliminate fees for Windows devices under 9 inches.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:23:14 AM
    Elop says it's a positive, but says it's important to see how it will affect things in the near term. But it's a statement that Microsoft is serious.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:23:28 AM
    Question: Will the Lumia 930 come to the US?
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:23:38 AM
    The Lumia Icon and 930 are very similar, Elop says.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:23:50 AM
    The main difference is the radio requirements, which are unique in Verizon, he says
  • Tim Stevens 4/3/2014 12:23:51 AM
    "VERY SIMILAR" he said, with a lot of emphasis.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:24:06 AM
    He's sticking to Icon and Lumia 1520 for the US.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:24:21 AM
    Question: Elevator pitch to CIO to standardize on Windows Phone?
  • Josh Miller 4/3/2014 12:24:43 AM
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:24:50 AM
    Elop: The Windows Phone device is the best device for integration into requirements of CIO. That's the quick pitch.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:25:14 AM
    Device management is there, encryption is there, VPN, etc. The whole enterprise experience is powerful, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:25:36 AM
    The opportunity to go to enterprises, where there's already Microsoft enterprise products and services, is there to tie it to our phones, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:25:59 AM
    Elop touts the one-stop shopping with Microsoft between phones, services, software, etc. It's a really nice opportunity for us.
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:26:20 AM
    Question: Would you consider putting a 5 MP camera on the front?
  • Josh Miller 4/3/2014 12:26:25 AM
  • Roger Cheng 4/3/2014 12:26:32 AM
    Elop: We're experimenting with different capabilities on the phone.
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