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Microsoft Build keynote

CEO Satya Nadella and other Microsoft execs will give the keynote address on the first day of Microsoft Build. We expect new versions of Windows and Windows Phone and perhaps even some new hardware.

  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:31:16 PM
    Now on to graphics.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:31:34 PM
    On video is live-action feed of someone playing Forza on the Xbox One.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:31:57 PM
    The Xbox graphics platform has low-level control and efficiency, allowing artists to execute on their vision, he says.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:55:55 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:56:19 PM
    Nokia's Elop unveils the Lumia 630 and 635.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:56:29 PM
    These look to be more like budget phones.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:56:50 PM
    It brings an uncompromised Microsoft and Lumia experience at an affordable price.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:57:09 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:57:16 PM
    The Lumia 630 comes in a 3G single-Sim version, and a 3G dual-SIM version, he says.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:57:25 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:57:25 PM
    The Lumia 635 comes with LTE capabilities
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:57:36 PM
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:57:52 PM
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:58:13 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:58:42 PM
    Elop discussing the dual phone and message icons for the dual SIMs.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:58:49 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:58:54 PM
    You can also change the setting so the dual-SIM works as one device.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:59:11 PM
    In people hub, you can specify which SIM to use when texting or calling people.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:59:16 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:59:24 PM
    This is great in markets like India and China. It's critically important, Elop says.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:59:35 PM
    In 2016, analysts say people will buy 100M dual-SIM devices.
  • Tim Stevens 4/2/2014 5:59:45 PM
    There's a ton of great dual-SIM functionality baked into the OS, letting you customize which SIM to use for which contact, service, etc. Not a common situation here in the US, but huge
    for international markets.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 5:59:48 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 5:59:49 PM
    The Lumia 630 is designed for hyper social people who love their games, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 6:00:10 PM
    As Cortana is rolled out, it will be available in every range of devices.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 6:00:13 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 6:00:35 PM
    Today, there are other voice command features, but they're largely in higher end devices, Elop says.
  • Tim Stevens 4/2/2014 6:00:50 PM
    We're entering 2.5 hours here at the Build keynote. How are you feeling?
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 6:01:15 PM
    Elop is introducing Sensor Form, which tracks motion and location.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 6:01:18 PM
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 6:01:43 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 6:01:44 PM
    These are Lumia devices, so there are things you expect. You get Nokia MixRadio. You can save music offline, etc. I've tried's pretty neat.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 6:02:52 PM
    Lumia 630 and 635 have 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core process.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 6:03:25 PM
    We're seeing more operator support for the 600 series phones. Hundreds on board. Start in Asia. It will be in the US in July.
  • Sarah Mitroff 4/2/2014 6:03:29 PM
    The Lumia 630 and 635 are the first two phones to ship with Windows Phone 8.1.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 6:03:35 PM
    We expect to sell a lot of devices.
  • James Martin 4/2/2014 6:03:58 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 6:04:06 PM
    $159, $169 and $179 are the different price points for the phone, depending on the variants.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 6:04:38 PM
    Elop says thank you for adding 500 new apps to the Windows Phone store every day.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 6:04:58 PM
    We're bringing developers two new SDKs: an imaging SDK (1.2) and a sensor SDK.
  • Sarah Mitroff 4/2/2014 6:05:00 PM
    Windows Phone has gotten more apps lately. Vine, Instagram, and Waze all launched last fall.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 6:05:34 PM
    SensorCore SDK will allow developers to build motion-based apps that are location aware while using little battery power.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 6:05:48 PM
    This is the beginning of a new portfolio based on Windows Phone 8.1.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 6:06:01 PM
    Today is an exciting day for all of us, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 4/2/2014 6:06:25 PM
    We're truly looking forward to the day when we can come together, he says. (The deal is supposed to close in the coming weeks).
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