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Nokia's Windows Phone press conference

As Nokia World unfolds in Finland, Nokia joins with Microsoft to unveil new Windows Phone devices in New York.

  • John Falcone 9/5/2012 3:11:33 PM
    Nokia's turnaround hopes come to focus with new Lumia phones [Roger Cheng interviews Nokia CEO Stephen Elop] news.cnet.com
  • John Falcone 9/5/2012 2:14:20 PM
    Nokia aims to dazzle with Windows Phone 8 Lumia 920: news.cnet.com
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/5/2012 1:33:17 PM
    Follow the Nokia press event live stream here.
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 2:55:28 PM
    Putting the Lumia 920 down on the wireless charging plate. Success! The phone is apparently charging.
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 2:55:33 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 2:55:36 PM
    FYI...the plates come in different colors that match up with your Lumia.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 2:55:58 PM
    Shields announce the JBL Power Up speaker. It has NFC, and wireless charging.
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 2:56:07 PM
    Say hello to the JBL Power Up. A Bluetooth wireless speaker system.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 2:56:14 PM
    You can tap the Power Up speaker to link up the Lumia.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 2:56:39 PM
    Okay, technical issues: Shields having some issues connecting the speaker to the phone. I guess it's not THAT easy.
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 2:56:47 PM
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 2:56:51 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 2:57:02 PM
    Shields finally connects it. The phone charges while on top of the JBL Power Up speaker.
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 2:57:07 PM
    Wow it was touch and go for a few moments...glad the music has transferred over.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 2:57:24 PM
    Nokia Music - instant streaming music played effortlessly.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 2:57:44 PM
    Yesterday, Nokia said that Nokia Music was coming to the U.S. It should be available now.
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 2:57:49 PM
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 2:58:08 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 2:58:20 PM
    Shields now showing off wireless headphones by JBL, which also has NFC and can tap to connect.
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 2:58:26 PM
    Hey, can tap music over to JBL headphones. I like that ability.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 2:58:32 PM
    Wireless charging accessories will come when the Lumia 920 hits the market.
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 2:58:49 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 2:58:52 PM
    By the way, don't hold your breath for any carrier announcements...I'm not expecting any.
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 2:58:54 PM
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 2:59:07 PM
    These JBL products look very snazzy, all in neon colors.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 2:59:10 PM
    So pricing and availability are likely a no-show either.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 2:59:39 PM
    More technical issues: Shields is running through a demo that's not showing on the big screen.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:00:08 PM
    Shields showing the CityLens app. He's trying to show the display to us...it's a bit too small for most people in the audience.
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 3:00:20 PM
    CityLens feature demo has failed. NYC:1 Nokia: 0
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:00:30 PM
    Shields is bravely carrying on with the demo of the augmented reality feature -- even if no one can see what he sees.
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 3:01:08 PM
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 3:01:20 PM
    I'll use a new type of augmented reality...my imagination.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:01:20 PM
    Shields now talking about Angry Birds Roost, made by Rovio, which is an integrated experience for all things Angry Birds, from news, walkthroughs, ringtones, wallpapers, and the ability to purchase games.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:01:41 PM
    Oh, a stage hand is up to see if he can sort out the technical issues. And another guy runs on stage!
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:01:56 PM
    Still nothing on the big screen...I guess we'll have to take Shields' word for it.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:02:30 PM
    Okay, he has the demo back up. Yay!
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 3:02:39 PM
    Yay! The screen is back up! Now with the smart shoot function for the camera.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:03:05 PM
    Wow...he can take the smart camera to outline unwanted people and tap to remove them. That elicited some applause from the audience.
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 3:03:38 PM
    Capture the emotion of the moment with Cinemagraph lens app.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:03:48 PM
    These are the additional apps or lenses that improve upon the Windows Phone 8 camera experience.
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 3:03:52 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:04:08 PM
    With Cinemagraph, you can add a little bit of motion to a still photo (if that makes sense). It's really cool.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:04:37 PM
    It's an image that's a little more than a still image, like an active GIF.
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 3:04:39 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:04:53 PM
    Shields is moving on to the PureView camera.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:07:00 PM
    Shields talking about the optical stabilization tech, which he says is more effective than even high-end cameras.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:07:55 PM
    A video demonstration showing clips shot with the Lumia 920 and a competitor (I believe a Galaxy SIII). The competitor showed a shaky video, while the Lumia was smoother.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:08:49 PM
    Shields now showing still shots taken by the competitor and Lumia 920, there's a stark difference in quality.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:10:00 PM
    Shields now showing off a photo he shot with the Lumia 920. He says he didn't have to compromise and regret not bringing his SLR.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:10:16 PM
    I've seen some of the photos taken with the Lumia 920, and they look pretty good.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:10:43 PM
    I can't say for sure, though, that they are better than the Galaxy S III, One X, iPhone 4S, etc. I would need some serious time to get an answer.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:11:01 PM
    Okay, now Shields is announcing the Lumia 820.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:11:32 PM
    He calls it an evolution of the Lumia design. It uses the same polycarbonate design, 4.3-inch display, built in NFC, comes with location services, CityLens, Nokia Music, and other exclusive Nokia apps.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:12:01 PM
    It has a Carl Zeiss lens, digital lens app, and exchangeable shells for different colors.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:12:10 PM
    The shells allow you to customize the colors.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:12:23 PM
    The protective shells add durability, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:12:27 PM
    "It's the cover you don't have to cover," he says.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:12:39 PM
    The Lumia 820 joins the 920 for wireless charging.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:13:32 PM
    Elop is back on stage
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