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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.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:16:03 PM
    It is a year for Windows, Ballmer says.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:16:41 PM
    We're starting to see from hardware partners a round of introductions of next-gen tablet and PCs.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:17:01 PM
    With Windows Phone 8, we're seeing the hardware first, which fills out the proposition.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:17:13 PM
    Windows and Windows Phone are linked together, Ballmer says.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:17:37 PM
    We bring the power of Bing as both a search engine and set of tech that supports natural user interface, Ballmer says.
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 3:18:28 PM
    Balmer is explaining how tapped in Windows Phone 8 will be with Microsoft services.
  • Kent German 9/5/2012 3:19:11 PM
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 3:19:12 PM
    We should see 400M new devices running Windows software. [corrected]
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:19:32 PM
    The devices running on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 represent the biggest opportunity for developer, Ballmer says.
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 3:19:33 PM
    Sorry, 400M! Yikes!
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:19:48 PM
    He bets that the next developer to hit it really big will be one working on Windows.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:20:11 PM
    My great thrill of the coming weekend will be to shoot video of my son playing night football, Ballmer says.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:20:25 PM
    And with that, Ballmer is out. He's probably ducking out before reporters can get to him.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:20:33 PM
    Elop talking again.
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 3:20:36 PM
    And with that Ballmer has left the building.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:21:18 PM
    Today with Windows Phone 8, we are creating the most personal smartphone experience, Elop says.
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 3:21:22 PM
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 3:21:28 PM
  • Kent German 9/5/2012 3:21:31 PM
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 3:21:32 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:21:40 PM
    Elop concludes by repeating the claim that it's the world's most innovative smartphone.
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 3:21:44 PM
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 3:21:50 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:21:55 PM
    Okay, it's Q&A time. Nice!
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 3:21:58 PM
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 3:22:01 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:22:04 PM
    Q: Availability?
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:22:23 PM
    Elop says that during Q4, Nokia will enter select markets. "We will continue to build from there."
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 3:22:23 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:22:31 PM
    Not sure what that means.
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 3:22:47 PM
    Yep, that sounds like a non-answer to me...
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:22:51 PM
    Q: When will the phones come to China? A: No news. But China is very high on that list.
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 3:23:14 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:23:16 PM
    Q: What about Arabic support with the Lumia. Harlow: WIndows Phone 8 will support the language.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:24:11 PM
    Q: Will music and [navigation] be available for Canadians? A: Navigation is part of Canada, but unsure about music services. It's the company's intention to make it a broader offer.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:24:29 PM
    Q: How do you feel about Samsung stealing your thunder with the Ativ Windows Phone 8 announcement.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:25:11 PM
    Elop: Anyone can go on stage and announce a product. We're proud to show a phone that's fully working with features that set us apart. We're pleased to show the "first working Windows Phone 8 product."
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:25:24 PM
    Ouch, nice jab there, Elop.
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 3:25:45 PM
    Q: How soon can we see full integration with Windows Phone 8 and Office?
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 3:25:51 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:26:14 PM
    Q: Is Nokia developing a Windows 8 or RT tablet?
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 3:26:40 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:26:52 PM
    Elop: We haven't announced any plans to make a tablet. What's clear is the digital experience is one that spans multiple environments, from PC, gaming and automobiles. It's something we're looking at closely. It's a real opportunity, he says about tablets.
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 3:26:59 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:27:03 PM
    Q: What about security and enterprise use?
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 3:27:07 PM
    A: Looking forward to expanding new software and integration solutions.
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 3:27:27 PM
    Hmmm, translation: Stay tuned.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:27:42 PM
    Elop: One of the key pillars of Windows Phone is security. There's full encryption, digital rights management, and more.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:27:52 PM
    Q: Are you working on a Lumia with a display that's bigger than 5 inches?
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:28:17 PM
    Elop: We're not talking about future plans. But he says Nokia is on a journey to do more with Windows Phone. You'll see many more steps ahead.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:28:39 PM
    Q: Will older apps work on Windows Phone 8.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:28:57 PM
    Elop: The expectation is for full forward compatibility on apps from Windows Phone 7.
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 3:28:59 PM
    Q: Will all the apps work on the new platform?
  • sarahtew 9/5/2012 3:29:29 PM
  • Brian Bennett 9/5/2012 3:29:52 PM
    A: Yes, we hope to move forward in terms of compatibility.
  • Roger Cheng 9/5/2012 3:29:54 PM
    Elop: PureView represents great photo experiences. With PureView 808, we addressed lossless zoom. Lumia 920 deals with low-light conditions. Not talking about when specific features will be announced.
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